The Heidelberg Technology Park has provided laboratories, clean rooms and offices for scientific and technological companies for more than three decades. We have become one of the prime locations for research-intensive company start-ups and growth companies worldwide. Our tenants value their proximity to renowned research facilities and companies, as well as the quality of life in Heidelberg.
Our Im Neuenheimer Feld location is predominantly tenanted by biotech companies: Due to its proximity to the university and medical campus, high-tech company start-ups in particular have been settling here since the 80s.
The Heidelberg Technology Park has been densely populated with such facilities promoting research and development ever since it opened its doors. It therefore stands to reason that the BioRN leading-edge cluster also be based in the technology park itself.
Ever since InnovationLab, the leading-edge cluster for organic electronics in Heidelberg, was set up and the Center for Advanced Materials at Heidelberg University opened this year, Heidelberg has established itself as the central location for this new leading-edge technology.
The Heidelberg Technology Park takes up the theme and has been building a new location on the site of the constantly growing top cluster on Speyerer Straße. The aim of the InnovationLab is to print electronic components on a mass scale in an energy and environmentally friendly manner. Printed electronics will thus replace the well-known semiconductor technology and open up completely new possibilities for design, technology and sustainability. Since 2019, the Business Development Center Heidelberg has also been providing 4,400 square meters of offices, laboratories, workshops and S2 wet labs, as well as CoWorking Spaces, SeedLabs, Café and Conference Center, for founders in the electronics sector.
In addition to biotechnology and printed electronics, the technology park in Heidelberg also houses a large number of environmental engineering firms at the Heinsteinwerk location. Following extensive reconstruction, the former factory building offers a total of six floors of office space for up to 17 rental units, as well as a restaurant on the ground floor.
This creates the ideal atmosphere for engineering firms to develop technical and technological procedures that help protect the environment and restore already damaged ecosystems.
Our business incubator is the first port of call for young and creative minds wanting to set up and locate their new company. It is funded by the city of Heidelberg and the Initiative for Start-ups and Business Transfers (ifex) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg, with funds from the European Social Fund, and managed by Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH.
As part of the rental agreement, young companies benefit from the support of HeidelbergStartupPartners. No specific industry is targeted—each and every idea is welcome and deserves a chance.
Regardless of whether you have managed to secure a place at one of our technology parks, or are a successful company with your own offices or a service provider operating worldwide, you can benefit from both our services and our network. An associate membership grants you the same benefits our tenants enjoy, no matter where your company is located.
Preferential terms at the ConferenceCenter
Tenants and associate members benefit from significantly reduced rental rates at our ConferenceCenter. Do you need a meeting room in Im Neuenheimer Feld? Would you like to host conferences with up to 100 participants? Our option is cost-effective—and right in the middle of the Life Science Campus!
We regularly invite our tenants and associate members to exclusive events: Scientific lunch lectures, fireside chats for founders and entrepreneurs, our annual summer party—apart from knowledge transfer, our events are all about networking.
Access to our network
Tenants and associate members are part of our innovation community. We actively promote networking, assist in the search for partners, and further your interests in our international, national, and regional memberships, networks, and partnerships.
Premium terms at our partners
Select partners offer our tenants and associate members preferential terms. Use our network of service providers to succeed. Be it group insurance rates, car sharing, or the VRN job ticket, our general agreements are at your disposal.
With more than 40,000 m2 of laboratory, commercial, and industrial space, the Im Neuenheimer Feld location is the core of the Heidelberg Technology Park. Due to its integration into the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University) campus, there is a special emphasis on science and research here. Here, students, young scientists, and start-up founders, as well as experienced entrepreneurs and lecturers, work together in a creative and vibrant atmosphere. Nowhere is it easier to find young talent than at a location where business is at the cutting edge of science.
In addition to Im Neuenheimer Feld, the Heidelberg Technology Park BioPark at our Czernyring location, the second largest business park, has an area of 6,000 m2 dedicated to pharmaceutical biotechnology. The companies located here are a significant part of the scientific and business collaboration network of the Heidelberg Technology Park.
The Bahnstadt campus strengthens Heidelberg’s position as a center for the knowledge-based economy: Here, internationally mobile scientists as well as business experts and executives enjoy the attractive combination of working and living on campus. In addition, high-quality international educational facilities are available for families with children in Heidelberg.
Together with the city of Heidelberg, the non-profit Max-Jarecki-Stiftung (Max Jarecki Foundation) is currently developing 5.5 hectares of land in the Bahnstadt location to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge transfer on campus.
Further information is available here.
The UmweltPark (Environmental Park) is a further trendsetting high-tech location in the city on the Neckar. The first environmental technology and environmental economics companies settled in the technology park as early as the mid 80s.
In 2005, the Umweltkompetenzzentrum Rhein-Neckar e. V. (UKOM) opened its own environmental competence center here, in the Heinstein factories established in 1911: A total of 1,700 m2 of thinking space specifically designed for the needs of this growth industry. Due to high demand, the construction of an annex is already underway this year. All this to achieve even more dynamism and progress at this high-tech location for the environment in Heidelberg.
The business incubator provides comprehensive support for company start-ups and start-up projects. It is located at Hans-Bunte-Strasse 8–10, 69123 Heidelberg, funded by the city of Heidelberg and the Initiative for Start-ups and Business Transfers (ifex) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg, with funds from the European Social Fund, and managed by Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH.
Construction of the Business Development Center Organic Electronics (BDC OE) on Speyerer Strasse 15/1, another Heidelberg Technology Park location, began at the end of September 2017.
The BDC OE will provide young companies (such as those in the high-tech and biotechnology sectors) with office space, laboratories and clean-room compatible spaces in Heidelberg from 2019 onward. In addition to functional and individually configurable infrastructure, the building will also have public spaces, including conference rooms, a cafeteria, and coworking spaces.
Further information is available on the project’s website.
Having a creative and exciting idea is a great thing. But transforming this idea into reality is even better. This requires more than just an office. In addition to space, passion, and a plan, you also need allies and supporters. And this is exactly what you will find in the new Business Development Center in Heidelberg (BDC HD).
The American forces have left Heidelberg and now we are creating urban spaces full of possibilities: A meeting place for founders, students, investors, industrialists, and scientists. The BDC HD, part of the new Heidelberg Innovation Park (HIP), has been developed in the midst of a future ecosystem with a campus feel and optimal industrial and infrastructural connections since 2017. Located at the northern tip, it will be the first new building heralding the development of the HIP. Existing and new buildings on this site, which is perfectly situated logistically, will house a new district for innovation. Start-ups and established IT and digital media, biotech, microelectronics, and environmental technology companies will be able to settle on the 17 hectares of space. There is no other more suitable location for this ambitious project—work connected in the truest sense of the word.
Our goal is to enable the future—the BDC is our workshop. This versatile, open and modern building will give smart and creative minds the opportunity to meet, discuss and transform ideas into reality.
Flexibility, versatility and top infrastructure will make the BDC a high-tech nucleus. Future tenants will have access to a broad range of support services and opportunities for developing an idea into a start-up and products.
As of mid 2019, you too will find a future office and laboratory in the more than 4,000 m2 of rental space, enabling you to successfully grow in Heidelberg.
Further information on the project, the current phase of construction, and the overall concept is available here.
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The construction of the Business Development Center Heidelberg is being cofinanced by funds from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the State of Baden-Württemberg. The city of Heidelberg is also making its own contribution.
The EU, the state of Baden-Württemberg, and the city of Heidelberg care about you—start your startup at our BDC HD!
PDF: BDC OE Brochure
Download our latest BDC OE brochure here.
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