The transCampus S2B seed funding in the field of life science aims at supporting joint project teams translating their research results into entrepreneurial activities. This transCampus S2B call intends to grant a total of 150,000 EUR seed funding for 2-3 projects to cover, in a flexible way, the cost for personnel costs, consumables, travel, and other direct costs. The number of projects is depending on how the review board judges the chances that the entrepreneurial objectives of the individual project proposal are achieved. The leading applicant will be responsible for the coordination of the project work and billing. The financial support will be managed at the School of Medicine (TUD) within a cost centre (Kostenstelle) dedicated to the leading applicant. The duration of the seed funding is limited to 12 months starting January 1st. No funding extension can be granted.

open calls

Seed funding programme 2025

deadline: October 31st, 2024


  • Funding will be available only for joint proposals within the transCampus of TU Dresden.
  • The joint project is located in the field of Life Sciences.
  • The leading applicant has to be a full-time staff member of TU Dresden.
  • Seed funding can be awarded only once to individual joint project teams.
  • Financial support will be dedicated only to the Dresden PI and managed at the Dresden School of Medicine.

how to join /
application process

  1. Download and fill out the application cover.
  2. Add your project information according to given structure (prepared as PDF file).
  3. Submit both by the deadline: October 31st, 2024
  4. Selection of projects by review panel
  5. Notification of funding in October
  6. Project running 12 months (January – December 2025)
  7. Preparation of final report
  8. Submission of report by March 1st, 2026
To proceed as the leading applicant from TUD you will need your ZIH account.