03. December 2021

New funding programme to support start-ups in the field of materials sciences

IRIS Adlershof and INAM will receive EUR 1.1 million to set up the incubator “AdMaLab — The Berlin Materials and Hardware Lab”

The State of Berlin is providing the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM e.V.) and its cooperation partners, such as IRIS Adlershof of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, around 1.1 million EUR to set up an incubator programme specifically tailored to material science start-ups. In addition to accompanied access to the high-quality equipped and newly opened research building of IRIS Adlershof and the Innovation Lab HySPRINT at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, scholarships will be provided to enable the founders to dedicate themselves to the development of their business ideas and products.

Starting Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:00 noon, founders with a focus on new materials can apply for a place in the incubator programme. More information on the application process is provided at In addition to the innovative activities in the lab, the selected startups receive an intensive mentoring and training programme which is supported by Humboldt Innovation GmbH and experts from various specialist areas. On 15 December 2021 at 10 a.m., the project partners will provide more detailed information about the incubator programme in a webinar. Interested parties can register here.

With the Berlin Startup Stipendium, which provides the grant, the State of Berlin has launched a funding programme to turn innovative ideas into products for those willing to start a business. With the funding from the European Social Fund and the State of Berlin, scholarship holders can advance their business ideas in various subject areas. Over 120 innovative startup projects have already been supported. This success can now be expanded further with the AdMaLab into the field of materials science.


INAM – Innovation Network for Advanced Materials
Taha Adnan
Phone +49 30 2359 6260
Email Taha.Adnan(at)


Press release IRIS Adlershof and INAM e.V., 3 December 2021

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