Heidelberg Technology Park’s extensive network broadens its members’ horizons at the political, economic, and scientific level. Whether the aim is to create a culture of innovation, to facilitate knowledge transfer, or to do business internationally, Heidelberg Technology Park provides excellent contacts for promoting rapid and effective growth. Direct dealings with both legal and political institutions and ministries are just as much a part of its work as is the development of efficient communications with partner parks worldwide.

At the local level, the Technology Park works closely with strong partners from science and industry on co-funded projects and publicity work. In biotechnology, for example, a number of research institutes and universities, pharma and biotech companies, municipalities, professional associations, and other bodies or institutions working in the same or in related fields, teamed up to form the BioRN Network e.V., a society whose mission is to promote cooperation and technology transfer between public sector research institutes and private enterprise. It supports the expansion of regional R&D infrastructure and forges links between the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region’s Biotechnology Cluster and other centers of innovation worldwide.

The society’s activities extend to regional-level networking, publicity work, and the development and maintenance of contacts with other European life sciences clusters. It represents the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region’s Biotechnology Cluster at supraregional and national level and is the first point of contact both for the State of Baden-Württemberg and for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Main focuses

Most of the networking done by Heidelberg Technology Park is in the following areas:

» local, national, and international networks in the following fields:

  • business cooperation
  • knowledge and knowledge transfer
  • R&D
  • lobbying
  • political cooperation at ministerial level


Working closely with the companies and research institutes based there, Heidelberg Technology Park offers internships as well as opportunities for scientific cooperation and exchange between both science- and non-science-based businesses and institutions. The aim is to foster awareness and understanding of each other’s domains and to simplify and proactively initiate international collaboration.

Heidelberg Technology Park cooperates with a number of local, national, and international institutions, research institutes, companies, and political organizations.

Speaking the same language

Net­work co­or­di­na­ti­on me­ans lear­ning to iden­ti­fy tho­se needs that are li­ke­ly to be im­portant to mem­bers and co­ope­ra­ti­on part­ners not just to­day but to­mor­row as well. For ma­ny years now, Hei­del­berg Tech­no­lo­gy Park has pro­ved it­s­elf to be one of Ger­ma­ny’s most suc­cess­ful bio­tech­no­lo­gy cen­ters when it co­mes to crea­ting and buil­ding on com­pe­ti­ti­ve ad­van­ta­ges.


Among the key ad­van­ta­ges of Hei­del­berg Tech­no­lo­gy Park for pro­s­pec­ti­ve ten­ants is its ma­ny years of ex­pe­ri­en­ce in the co­or­di­na­ti­on of in­ter­na­tio­nal know­led­ge trans­fer in the li­fe sci­en­ces sec­tor and its bund­ling of sing­le pro­ducts and ser­vices to open up and ser­ve the most im­portant na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal mar­kets.


Di­rect dea­lings with both le­gal and po­liti­cal in­sti­tu­ti­ons and mi­ni­s­tries are just as much a part of its work as is the de­ve­lop­ment of ef­fi­ci­ent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons with part­ner parks world­wi­de.