Strong partners at your side
The Technology Park is run by the Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH, a joint venture by the City of Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which with its wide-ranging services and active networking is committed to promoting the rapid growth of this base for cutting-edge science and technology. While the Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH is the central point of contact for the enterprises based there, the buildings are all the property of the TPHD II GmbH und Co. KG, which is a subsidiary of the Sparkasse Heidelberg. The available office space and labs are let out by RN Immobilienmanagement GmbH Rhein-Neckar, which handles all the rentals.
The Heidelberg Startup Partners advise start-up projects in the fields of life science, biotech and other technological and knowledge-based sectors regarding the implementation and financing their projects. So they increase the attractiveness of Heidelberg as a location for startups.
In addition, the Heidelberg Startup Partners promote the Heidelberger founders´ scene by regular events such as networking events, simulation game and business plan competitions and subject-specific conventions.
A science base of worldwide renown
Heidelberg Technology Park is a science park. Originally conceived as a biopark, it forms part of Heidelberg University campus. With 80,000 square meters of space and more than 90 companies and research institutes employing over 2,800 people, it is one of the leading biotechnology bases not just in Germany but worldwide. Some 120 associates are currently supporting the development of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region’s Biotechnology Cluster in the Technology Park.
High tech and top-flight research
With its blend of biotechnology, medical engineering, IT and communications, and the environmental sciences, Heidelberg Technology Park has become an engine of science and business development ever since it was first founded in 1984. The University of Heidelberg and prestigious research institutes such as the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Zentrum für Molekularbiologie (ZMBH), the University of Heidelberg’s Biochemistry Center (BZH), and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research together form an exceptionally fruitful life sciences cluster.
The easiest way of securing a presence in Heidelberg is through the Heidelberg Technology Park’s International PartnerPort. Virtual offices, the temporary use of office space and conference facilities, mailbox and telephone services are just some of the many services on offer.
Heidelberg Technology Park has been growing steadily and perpetuating the Rhine-Neckar Region’s success story ever since it was founded. Heidelberg is not just the most attractive business address in southern Germany, but with its concentration of science, research, business, and education it is also a major high-tech base. It has been growing steadily since 1984, maturing into a thriving scientific community of international renown.
History in Brief