Since its creation, the Heidelberg Technology Park has pushed back the boundaries, continuing this region of Germany’s excellent track record for success and development. Heidelberg, as the most attractive location in Southern Germany, has over the last 20 years developed into a high-technology site through its combination of science, research, business and education. Constantly evolving and adapting, this knowledge-based community is making itself known around the world.
Octapharma, a reknowned plasma derivative specialist and producer of plasma products invests more than 25 Mio € to build a new research center for the company in the fourth part of the campus area (around 7000 m²). Start of construction is in June 2010, scheduled start of business in Heidelberg Q4/2011.
International PartnerPort as a soft landing place for (inter- )national biotech companies has been started. This is an innovative economic tool to support the prosperous growth of biotech companies which want to locate in Heidelberg and get the possibility for a real evaluation. The service includes the whole range – from virtual office to “all- included”.
One year after its inauguration Heidelberg Technology Park Umweltpark was decided to be enlarged due to booming request. Additionally the new conference center TPCC as well as a restaurant were opened at the site Im Neuenheimer Feld.
In 2005 a further milestone is reached at this high-technology site in Heidelberg. In the Heinsteinwerke buildings, founded in 1911, the Heidelberg Technology Park UmweltPark, the technology park’s environmental section, is set up. An area of 1,700 m², specifically tailored for the needs of this growth industry, is created, giving young and vibrant companies space to develop new ideas.
The third phase of construction is completed in September 2002. On a further 30,000 m², the number of companies and research institutes grows to over 70 today. The Heidelberg Technology Park is one of the largest parks in Germany and Europe with over 50,000 m².
Technologiepark II GmbH & Co. KG decides in 2000 on a further phase of construction. Work begins in July of the same year.
The Heidelberg Technology Park takes off. In order to satisfy increased demand for modern research facilities, the amount of laboratory and office space at Neuenheimer Feld is extended to 17,000 m².
During summer 1985 the first buildings of Heidelberg Technology Park in "Neuenheimer Feld", located on the campus area of Ruprecht-Karls University, are ready to use and in early November inaugurated by the former prime minister of Baden-Württemberg Lothar Späth.
In 1985 Heidelberg Technology Park has got 11 start up companies, 6000 m2 laboratory- and office space and is the first active biopark in Germany.
City of Heidelberg is founding Heidelberg Technology Park (Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH)