In 2019, the Impact Factory was founded by Anthropia gGmbH together with the founding partners Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, KfW Stiftung, Beisheim Stiftung and the programme partners Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband NRW and WILO Foundation
The Impact Factory supports socially and ecologically committed entrepreneurs in setting up their own businesses. It offers a physical space for collaborative work, networking and exchange. Here, aspiring impact start-ups can find advisory and qualification services, shared services, networking, events and co-working space. The Impact Factory is a contact point for all actors who meet the challenges of our society with entrepreneurial commitment, who find solutions for social issues with the help of economic and entrepreneurial competence methods and thus create new business models that are fit for the future. It is the navel cord for a new home of future makers from all over Germany and is based on the Haniel Campus in Duisburg Ruhrort.