Technology Park Adlershof - Adlershof Founder's Lab - Programme

Use this chance to kick-start your business idea!

WISTA Management GmbH has created the Adlershof Founder's Lab as a tool to enable young business founders to work on their business idea. We support 2-3 founders per team for a period of one year with 2,000 euros / month. In addition to financial support, our programme includes workshops and coaching on business-related topics.

Business founders benefit from the long-standing experience of our staff as part of our mentoring programme, including technology fields such as photovoltaics, renewable energies, photonics, optics, biotechnology, environmental technology, microsystems, materials, IT, and media.

On top of it all, every participant gets a free-of-charge dedicated desk at our in-house co-working space IM.PULS, which provides founders with all the relevant infrastructure right here on campus.

Technical and technology-focused teams geared towards sustainable economic success are eligible for funding.

The Team at the Adlershof Founder's Lab

Tobias Kirschnick, WISTA Management GmbH

Equipped with start-up experience, Tobias Kirschnick leads the project and supports the participants of the Founder's Lab with his know-how.

Y. Plaschnick, WISTA Management GmbH

As an experienced project manager in the field of startup promotion, Yvonne Plaschnick coordinates the Founder's Lab.

Marina Salmon, WISTA Management GmbH

Marina Salmon is available to you as a project coordinator at the Founder's Lab and the coworking space IM.PULS.

Our Mentors

Axel Gutzmer

Axel Gutzmer
Head of Center for Bio­tech­nology and Environ­ment

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Israel

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Israel
Executive Manager Technology Centres and Incubators

Dr. Bernd Ludwig

Dr. Bernd Ludwig
Head of Center for Photonics and Optics

Dipl.-Ing. Susann Niemeyer

Dipl.-Ing. Susann Niemeyer
Head of IT and Media Center

Rawad Chammas, Technology transfer

Rawad Chammas
Technology transfer

Cindy Böhme, Company spokesperson

Cindy Böhme
Company spokes­person

Heiner Pettan
Technology Centres/ Laboratory


Your desk at the co-working space IM.PULS

Every participant of the Adlershof Founder’s Lab gets a free dedicated desk located in the semi-basement of the WISTA building, which includes free paper, hot drinks, and Wi-Fi. The co-working space IM.PULS is equipped with modern desks, private ‘think tanks’ and a meeting room in a light-filled environment across 550 sqm. In addition to comfort while you’re working, IM.PULS also boasts colourful seats and lounges to mingle and relax. Meet with others over a hot drink or a warm lunch in the fully equipped kitchenette.



Founder’s Lab Adlershof
WISTA Management GmbH

Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Tobias Kirschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Start-up Projects

+49 30 6392-6000
+49 30 6392-6010

Marina Salmon
WISTA Management GmbH
Coworking Space / Founder’s Lab

+49 30 6392-2283
+49 30 6392-2236

Yvonne Plaschnick
WISTA Management GmbH
Founder’s Lab

+49 30 6392-2240
+49 30 6392-2204


Eröffnung AdMaLab © IRIS Adlershof
Opening of the AdMaLab at IRIS Adlershof
The incubator programme for materials science start-ups encourages interdisciplinary cooperation
Anton Khartulyari © WISTA Management GmbH
Founder, not professor
Ingenious synthesis by GenoSynth
Sonja Brei, medudoc © WISTA Management GmbH
Video patient education before the op
The start-up medudoc is developing a platform for customisable explainer videos that visualise the most common operations in short sequences
C. Rohrscheidt, S. M. Otto © WISTA Management GmbH
It felt like point zero
Production company “Filmgarnitur” realises creative and very personal projects
Sebastian Ahlberg, magnosco © WISTA Management GmbH
The melanoma hunter
Sebastian Ahlberg works on improving diagnostics in Adlershof
Tiwari-Team © WISTA Management GmbH
3D-printed lunar dust
TIWARI’s earthly and extra-terrestrial missions
Logo: AdMaLab
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”