The Team

Dr. Ferdinand Rudolph-Bartels
CEO InnoEU Tech Bridge GmbH

InnoEU Innovation Platform was founded by global innovation organisations with headquarters in Berlin. The board members are from renowned organisations, from innovation networks to the government sector, from universities and research institutes to hidden high tech champions, from corporations to investors.

Our innovation partners are spread out all over the world, across 200 innovation organizations, 8,000 startups, 1,000 corporates, 50 universities and research centers, as well as a significant number of investors.

InnoEU covers many industries, including smart manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Biotech, Medtech, as well as Digitalization, IoT, AI, and FinTech.

Volker Hofmann
CEO Humboldt-Innovation GmbH

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

It supports scientists and scholars in transferring university know-how to society and the economy in the form of spin-offs, contract research projects or patents, and in applying it.

As a bridge-builder, Humboldt-Innovation networks within and outside the university and, as a limited liability company, offers flexible, fast and reliable services with an entrepreneurial focus.

Lars Venslauskas
Business Developer International Networks

Lars Venslauskas centred the economic exchange between Asia and Europe in his academic and professional journey in the past 10 years. Over the recent years, he worked for and managed trade and investment facilitation projects on national and EU level targeting foremost Asian markets.

Friederike Laun
Project Coordinator

Friederike Laun (M.A. Intercultural Communication) has diverse experience in project and event management as well as marketing and PR. Through her previous activities she has profound knowledge of the academic startup scene.


Humboldt-Tech Bridge GmbH was founded as a joint venture between industry and science. The aim of Humboldt-Tech Bridge is to establish internationalization programs for knowledge-based academic startups from Germany and Europe with the target region Asia.

Humboldt-Tech Bridge benefits from the know-how and networks of its shareholders and therefore offers startups successful methods as well as support from experienced mentors and targeted networking on site.

Humboldt-Tech Bridge finances its offers with funds from German and Asian business development agencies and technology parks, start-up support programs as well as own shares of participating startups. The respective funding agencies are presented transparently for each program.