Problem to innovation 
Every good idea deserves a chance

Every innovation starts with a problem - and an entrepreneur who has the courage to work on a solution. Heidelberg Technology Park supports founders on their path to success. Individual advice in our start-up office, accelerator programs which really help, and a network of market experts and investors - we support entrepreneurs.

Our support programs for entrepreneure

Startup support office

Do you have an idea for a startup?
We have the network and the know-how to support you

In the startup office at Heidelberg Technology Park - also the headquarters of the Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. - we are at your service with advice and action. An interdisciplinary team with business management and scientific expertise will advise you on business model and financing and put you in touch with our network..

Your contact
Dr. Thomas Prexl
+49 6221 71411162

more information

Visit the website of Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V.

Events for entrepreneurs –
Founders' barbecue and hackathons

Together with our network partners, we offer a wide range of events for those interested in founding a company, entrepreneurs and young companies. Take a look at our calendar of events or subscribe to our regular newsletter.

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Life Science Accelerator BW

Biotech and medtech –
From research to patient bed

Our one-year accelerator program for startup projects in the life sciences consists of three components: Mentoring by experienced minds, seminars on key topics and networking with potential investors and partners. A program specifically tailored to the regulated markets for active ingredients, diagnostics and medical devices. Entry is possible three times a year.

Your contact
Markus Bühler
+49 6221 71411164

Visit the website of Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg

Up2B Accelerator

Fast track to your customers 
For IT startups with B2B focus

Intensive contact with mentors, investors and above all customers: Our Up2B Accelerator gets promising digitization projects up and running quickly. In one of the economically strongest and most innovative regions in Europe, we offer tailor-made support - for founders who want to create value for companies and have no time to lose. We enable you to quickly test new business ideas, build up functioning companies and find investors and above all customers. 

Your contact
Mathis Palm
+49 176 45957255

Visit the website of the Up2B Accelerator programs

KI Garage

Artificial Intelligence –
Hands-on knowledge transfer

Implement exciting ideas from the AI environment and bring research into the corporate world - the KI Garage enables you to do just that! Through an alliance of numerous university and educational institutions throughout Baden-Württemberg, we help to build viable companies in an individualized program from scientific ideas. Access to technology and entrepreneurial expertise helps founders to bring excellent science into practice.

The AI Garage is a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The program is implemented by the Heidelberg Technology Park in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Heidelberg and the University of Mannheim.

Your contact
Cansu Cak
+49 174 8899013

Visit the website of KI Garage

Support programs and funding
From science to innovation

The startup support office at Heidelberg Technology Park and Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. offer access to a wide range of financing options. Depending on the startup phase, business model and capital requirements, we support founders in their search for a suitable form of funding.

Grants in the startup phase

In recent years, the state, federal government and European Union have developed a wide variety of funding instruments to support scientific and technological projects on their way from the laboratory to the startup world. We help you to find suitable programs and give you tips and feedback on your applications.

Subsidies for yound companies

Even after a company has been founded, public support measures are available for a wide variety of topics. Whether you want to apply for a patent as a company or need external capacities for your development department - in many cases the public sector rewards your investment with a contribution. Talk to us.

Business angel networks

Projects with a capital requirement of less than € 500,000 can often benefit from financing through business angels: In addition to capital, these private investors also bring professional expertise, experience and a strong network to your company. We maintain intensive contact with several networks and help you to enter.

Venture capital

If you need more capital - be it for growth phases or to conduct clinical trials - you are dependent on institutional investors. Many of these venture capital funds operate globally and are highly specialized in specific industries, topics or investment phases. Benefit from our international contacts.

Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Start-up BW Pre-Seed 

Early-Stage Financing for Innovative Start-up Projects

In the early stages of founding, institutional investors usually act cautiously. To provide innovative start-up projects with initial funding, the Start-up BW Pre-Seed program was established. Technologiepark Heidelberg is an accredited support partner of Start-up BW Pre-Seed, authorized by the state of Baden-Württemberg. We assess whether the start-up project is suitable for early-stage financing and assist in the application process.

Your contatct
Angelika Habecker
+49 6221 5025728

Visit the website of Start-up BW Pre-Seed

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