Welcome to the FAU – Digital Tech Academy
The Digital Tech Academy is the overarching HUB for digitization and entrepreneurship at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is embedded into the university department of strategic planning S-Outreach as ‘Knowledge and Technology Transfer’ which is the single point of contact for Spin-off services, Joint R&D projects, IP management, continuing education and event management.
We at the Digital Tech Academy scale and professionalize digital entrepreneurship endeavors at the FAU and integrate existing (extra-) curricular offerings and provide novel formats with charisma and leverage.
In addition, we frame, harmonize, and build a central platform for all offerings in the field of “Digital Entrepreneurship”.
The Digital Tech Academy secures its high quality expectations through:
+ a direct connection to the university administration
+ a board with central responsibilities
+ a network throughout all faculties and university institutions
+ the close relationship to the start-up and innovation networks of our region
+ through our top notch alumni network
+ with support from the FAU spin-off services
The Digital Tech Academy consists of two main pillars:
Digital Tech Fellows Program
Starting Business Ideas @FAU Program
The Digital Tech Fellows Program
The Digital Tech Fellows Program is a 12 weeks elite program for entrepreneurial and tech talents at FAU, educating future digital changemakers. You can either work on an innovation project or start-up idea which comes either from the participants themselves or from our corporate partners.
Check out the latest DTA Image Movie
FAU – Digital Tech Fellows Program Image
The Starting Business Ideas @ FAU Program
This program provides you several events and workshops which help you to get started with your idea.
Please find your opportunities as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur here.
Our Industry Partners
Our Institutional Partners
The FAU Digital Tech Academy is at the core of FAU‘s strategy. It connects students, entrepreneurs, and innovators across all our faculties and contributes to FAU as the No. 1 Innovator in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Katrin Möslein,
Vice President Outreach FAU
Not only the run through the Business Design Process with my own startup was a unique experience during my studies, but especially the network in the founder scene around the region of Nuremberg, which was created by the Digital Tech Fellows Program bear fruits until today!
Bechtle, IT Business Architect
DTF Batch #5
Being part of DTA gave me the skills and courage to start my own business and learn what it really means to be an entrepreneur. Since then, I benefit from the spirit and experience I gained as a Digital Tech Fellow. This helped me a lot in running my own business and in many other situations.
Dr.-Ing. Niklas Duda
Diehl Metering, Solution Architect
DTF Batch #3
I got to know great people and learned how to develop a business idea. I recommend anyone to participate in the DTF program to improve their digital competencies, learn how to build up their business, and expand their network. The program supported not only my professional, but also my personal development.
Deutsche Bahn, Consultant
DTF Batch #4