Impulse 2: More spin-offs of climate tech start-ups from German research institutions

Technical innovations are a decisive contribution to climate neutrality. However, there is often a lack of knowledge transfer from research to practice. Spin-offs are too rare, patents too often gather dust in a drawer, potentials remain unused. Many new and groundbreaking ideas are being generated at German research institutions in particular. The task now is to bring these to market maturity as quickly as possible and without any hurdles. Simplified political regulations are necessary here in the interest of climate protection so that these necessary innovations are not prevented.

The Tech for Net Zero Alliance, launched by Breakthrough Energy and dena, has therefore published a thesis paper with key recommendations for action for the upcoming German government to facilitate spin-offs of climate tech start-ups from research institutions.

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