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Prof. Dr. Christine Volkmann
Faculty of Business and Economics
Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
Room: M-13.18
Gaußstraße 20
42119 Wuppertal

Phone: +49 202-439-3982
Fax: +49 202-439-2464
E-Mail: volkmann{at}

Mirjam Ballin
Room: M-13.17
Phone: +49 202-439-3979
Fax: +49 202-439-2464
E-Mail: Ballin{at}
Consultation hour: Mon-Thu 10-12h


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Transfer & Startup-Consulting

In addition to teaching and research, knowledge transfer is the third central pillar of the chair's activities. The primary goal is to make the competences of the chairs - both regional and supra-regional - accessible to a broad public. This effort has resulted in a variety of network contacts with external stakeholders and a broad range of consulting services for those interested in setting up a business in the region.


Start-up support

Network and Partners

Congresses and Initiatives



With its premises in the old weaving mill on Arrenberg, the innovation laboratory "Freiraum" offers students and interested parties space for the development and implementation of innovative ideas. A room is being created in which interdisciplinary exchange is promoted and experienced coaches provide support during the execution of projects in various workshops:


Bärenstraße 11-13
42117 Wuppertal

Opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 10am - 6pm

You can get a first impression of the innovation laboratory "Freiraum" in the following video