The Business Center
The Business Center provides an enabling environment where start-ups from the
knowledge intensive sectors are fast-tracked to compete in the global village.
The Business Center will foster companies who are still in the initial development
stage of their business and those companies that have secured an investment or
made a sale from a willing customer. There are four categories in which
entrepreneurs fall under; Mobile, Smart Industries, Bio Economy, and Green
Our application progress is a phase process. Upon receiving your application, it
goes through an evaluation /assessment which determines whether it has been
accepted or declined. If it is accepted, you are then invited to a pitching session to
present your business and/or idea to live panel of judges. You get an opportunity
to present and have a Q&A session. The panel consists of our mentors who are
business experts and/or consultants, as well as staff members from the other
programs aligned to the aforementioned categories.
Important to note is the pitches are scored by the panel which effectively
determines your success or failure into the program.
The Business Center offers
Business Development guidance assessments, financial and project management training and tools
Mentorship: mentorship is provided for a certain period of time.
Valued-added services: Legal support, IP strategies, marketing/branding support/ 3D printing services
Hi-tech office space and boardroom facilities: formal office space for Innovation Park entrepreneurs and T-Systems ‘’hot desk’ space
for Innovation Factory entrepreneurs
Start-up Support Program: seed funding – as its own internal application process for funding up to an agreed amount.
Access to network of public and private sector partners: external funding, potential external funding, potential customers, potential
investors; and peer collaboration
Information on new opportunities including in-house and external innovation competitions
Soft landing support via incubation and science and technology park partners locally and internationally.
Access to technology partners
Features of the business center
Incubation/Business Center facilities for small start-up businesses.
Video Conferencing Room
Restaurant/Canteen, Gymnasium, Recreational area