Start-up Radar 2020: Start-up Support Ranking of German Universities: HM and SCE again in second place

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Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM) and its Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) defend their top position in the Start-up Radar 2020 in the category of "Large Universities". With only 0.24 points, the gap to first place is extremely narrow. First place in the category goes to the Technical University of Munich with 57.2 points out of a maximum of 60. The Gründungsradar is the most important ranking for start-ups and entrepreneurship of German colleges and universities. To the results.

HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and its Strascheg Center for The success once again underscores HM's top position in start-up support at German colleges and universities. HM and SCE also demonstrated their excellence in the previous four startup radar rankings with continuous top rankings through two first places (2012 and 2016) and two second places (2013 and 2018). The fact that the two leaders in the category of large universities come from Munich also emphasizes the outstanding role of the institutions for the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Bavarian capital.

HM the only University of Applied Sciences (UAS) at the top

"The startup radar once again confirms our outstanding position in startup support among all German universities and universities of applied sciences," said Prof. Dr. Martin Leitner, President of HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, delighted with the success. "This is extraordinarily good news for our university, but also for Munich as a business location," he continues. "We are particularly proud to be the only university of applied sciences to occupy a top position in the group of 'large universities'."

"I see that the importance of entrepreneurship is steadily increasing in Germany, and that universities are a key driver in bringing the topic to a wider audience and anchoring it in society," adds Prof. Klaus Sailer, Managing Director of the SCE. "This is not only reflected in the continuously increasing number of start-ups and start-up projects at universities, but also in the further development of the understanding of the term entrepreneurship, with which topics such as co-creation, impact generation for society, SDGs, eco-systems and systemic thinking are increasingly associated. For us, it's a great opportunity to actively shape these topics in the future."

HM scored particularly well in the four categories of "foundation anchoring", "foundation qualification", "foundation support performance" and "networking" in which it provides the reference value with the highest score of 10/10. In the category of large colleges and universities, a total of 42 colleges and universities were compared, among them only five HAWs.

Start-up Radar 2020 of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft in Germany

For the fifth time, the Gründungsradar compares the start-up culture at colleges and universities of different sizes in Germany. The focus of the ranking is how colleges and universities promote the founding of companies. In 2020, the Gründungsradar ranking will be published for the first time on the basis of a modified study design with a new, expanded set of indicators. Compared to the last survey, this has now been expanded to seven dimensions. The number of indicators has increased from 33 to 46. The decisive factor for the evaluation of the universities is the qualitative and quantitative output of the respective indicators.

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Interested parties can find the results and criteria of the Start-up Radar for universities with more than 15,000 students on the Foundation Association's website.