When students or employees set up a start-up, professors play a key role in the process: in addition to encouraging and motivating the students, they also offer specific support or are closely involved in the start-up project.
The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science offers initial information for professors or academic employees who are interested in the subject of start-ups. It shows what options the EXIST program, with its start-up grant and transfer of research, has to offer and what being a mentor for those interested in setting up a start-up actually involves. The institute has published this material in an open Ilias group.
Link to ILIAS Group EXIST Research Transfer and Startup Grant