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The Precelerator is our Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping.

Here you can:

  • meet new people
  • try out innovative tools & gadgets
  • train your own skills
  • realize projects together
  • build prototypes for free
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EXIST Founder Grant from July 2014 to June 2015



of our Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping

I joined the Precelerator right at the beginning of my studies because I wanted to meet other students beyond my department. I was looking for like-minded people, people who also want to do something and want to get involved, and I found what I was looking for. Now we are a team of three students and one alumni and last semester we planned the construction of a hydroponics system and built a prototype. That was a lot of fun. now we are in the process of implementing the plant.

Alina K. studies Renewable Energies - Electrical Engineering in the 3rd semester at HM

The Precelerator is a great place to get creative and productive. Whether I want to concentrate on writing a term paper or do more crafts, there's always room here and a wide range of workshops. I especially like the interaction in the building: you can always find someone for an interesting conversation.

Anna K. studies Management of Social Innovations in the 6th semester at the HM

One thing I've always known: I want to be an entrepreneur. At the moment, I'm still looking for an idea. The Precelerator is a great place to get in touch with HM start-ups. It's really cool and inspiring.

Johannes B. is in his 5th semester of industrial engineering at HM.

Offers of the Precelerator

With the Precelerator, the university and the SCE, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are creating an open creative space for experimenting and implementing one's own ideas, in which responsible entrepreneurial thinking and action are to be taught.

The offerings of the Community Space for Entrepreneurship & Prototyping are divided into the five areas Connect, Play, Train, Create & Make.


The Precelerator brings together idea seekers and interested parties with experts and idea providers. This makes it the ideal co-working space where all faculties can come together and exchange ideas.

  • Contacts and networking through the SCE and HM.
  • Networking and inspiration through the Precelerator project wall.



In the Precelerator you learn playfully how to deal with modern technology and approaches.

  • Gadgets to try out
  • Playful formats competitions, hackathons and games around entrepreneurship & prototyping.



The Precelerator provides resources, contacts and suggestions to help you acquire the skills you need for your project.

  • Resources and suggestions around Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Workshops and formats to develop your ideas further



In the Precelerator, you can apply the methods and skills you have acquired to your own ideas, entrepreneurial plans and business models.

  • Co-working spaces to work on your idea
  • Technical consulting for the implementation of prototypes (whether digital or analog)


The Precelerator sees itself as a place where new things are created - be it innovative business models, digital technologies or manufactured prototypes.

  • Tools and workshop machinery Wood, metal and electrical workshop
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment High-end computers, film studio, VR glasses, etc.

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Our Workshop Partners

We cooperate closely with a number of workshops to connect you with points of contact in the university environment!

Team & Contact

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig FK 09 | Real Projects | Precelerator | DeepDive

T: 089 1265 3957


Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig holds the professorship for Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences.
A detailed description of his areas of expertise, focus and functions can be found here.

Martin Laarmann Head of Precelerator

T: 089 1265 3242


Martin Laarmann is project manager of the Precelerator Project, the "fitness studio" for innovation and entrepreneurship, prototyping and new technologies for all members of the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

The graduate engineer of architecture (TU Darmstadt) is an expert for innovation communities, innovation spaces and coworking and was, among other things, significantly responsible for the planning, development and operation of the startup center "Werk1 München". He also advised numerous state institutions, municipalities and companies such as Murnau a. Staffelsee (Murnau Innovation Quarter) and Audi AG (Audi X-LAB in Ingolstadt).

Martin is also managing director of Make Germany GmbH, a social enterprise for the promotion and networking of the Maker-Movement, which organizes Southern Germany's largest Maker Festival "MAKE MUNICH".

His focus is the promotion of the "Just-make-it" mindset, "bottom-up" entrepreneurship and creative communities.

Benjamin Satzger Expert IT Prototyping Linkedin
Julia Zipf New Venture Creation

T: 089-1265-3258


Julia Zipf joined the SCE team in November 2022. As start-up consultant and incubator manager she accompanies students and startup teams from ideation till go-to-market strategy.

After her studies in Business Administration at EBS (European Business School) in Oestrich-Winkel and diverse stays abroad, she established marketing and sales department for several startups. Next to start up consulting in the marketing field she founded her own start up in the adventure park segment.  In the SCE startup consulting she now supports students and start ups in starting their own business from ideation till going-to-market strategy. Besides  she organizes ideation workshops as well as soft skill trainings and manages the incubator.