The future will be different, we need a Freiraum (translates: free space)!



Freiraum is SCE's accelerator concept. Specific to individual companies or industries, we develop a concept to address the strategic innovation and development challenges of companies.

Company partners develop the innovation question together with experienced co-creation consultants of the SCEs and the SCE Projects. On this basis, suitable start-ups are identified and corporate development is accelerated in order to pilot and implement new business models, products or processes. The intensity of co-creation ranges from information exchange and inspiration to client venturing, equity investments and JV development.

A concrete example is the DICA Accelerator, which supports start-up projects in the field of beverage innovation, or Innovation Cologne Harbor, which poses the question of river logistics.

Freiraum Accelerator Brochure

SCE Freiraum Accelerator Brochure

Jérôme Hamacher New Venture Creation
Head of DICA

T: 089 1265 3214


Jérôme Hamacher is part of the new venture team at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is advising founders and the teams of the Start-up-League at our incubator.

Jérôme Hamacher graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the European Business School Program from Reutlingen University and NEOMA Business School in Reims.

Before joining the SCE, Jérôme Hamacher built up the German subsidiary of the French start-up Volfoni (3D specialist for cinema) and he was in charge of setting up group wide operational structures and procedures in product-development, marketing and sales. He can share his own start-up experience with our teams as he has co-founded an investor and start-up consultancy focused on business due diligence and business planning in the media industry. He has also co-founded the stereo 3D film production company Virtual Experience. On top of this experience he is also trainer for Cash-Flow Modeling for Project Finance. An expertise he gained while working with HypoVereinsbank’s Global Project Finance Telecom Team.