Heidelberg creates innovations which change our lives – Our mission

We enable people to transform their knowledge into products and services, establish themselves on the market and develop values for our society. We create space for change, maintain networks for cooperation and offer methods for innovation management.

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Our objectives and values

Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH is a non-profit subsidiary of the City of Heidelberg (98%) and the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2%). It operates the Technology Park in Heidelberg. The Heidelberg Technology Park integrates scientific research and application-related developments at its sites and in its network, i.e. technology transfer itself, in order to support science-oriented companies in the development of new products.
The Heidelberg Technology Park offers its tenants and partners space such as laboratories, offices, a conference center, a kindergarten and a canteen. Companies also have access to the international network, which is made up of around 100 associated members, industry associations and worldwide networks of associated technology centers. Those interested in setting up their own business receive sound advice from experts to focus on their business idea, apply for funding for market-oriented development of their POC or MVP, find members to set up their team and facilitate the financing of their start-up.
The team of the Heidelberg Technology Park consists of employees from different professions, e.g. biology, business administration, financial accounting, engineering, crystallography, marketing and economics, with a total of 85 years of professional experience. The employees have deepened their knowledge through numerous further education and training measures in the areas of business modelling, design thinking, third-party funding application and administration, conflict management, mediation, project management, public relations and negotiation and are enthusiastic about learning further skills.
Our maxim is cooperation in order to overcome hurdles together, master challenges and find solutions for urgent problems. We focus on high-tech problems, e.g. biotechnology, printed electronics, health and prevention, pharmacy, IT in the B2B sector, and environmental technology as well as the interdisciplinary overlaps and convergences of these industries.
We are a team of creative, curious and highly motivated employees who are enthusiastic about technology transfer and cooperation between scientists and entrepreneurs. We want to create something new and work on solutions. We are committed to equal rights for men and women, sustainability, the conservation of resources and the protection of the environment.
We look forward to working with like-minded people!

Strong team for innovation 
Staff at Heidelberg Technology Park

Our team of experts is responsible for the spatial and thematic promotion of innovations in Heidelberg.

Heidelberg Technology Park - Campus Office

Dr. André H. R. Domin
Chief Executive Officer

Postdoctoral biologist with a passion for technology.
Motivation: Transforming ideas into real products. Strengthens our network, liaises between researchers and entrepreneurs, and promotes collaboration between medicine, biotechnology, and environmental technology. Wants to address social challenges and promote sustainability. Likes to spend time with his family, cycling on his road bike, or attending classical concerts outside work.

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Julia Niederbühl
PA to the CEO

First point of contact for employees, tenants, associated members, and customers. Keeps track of everything, including the ConferenceCenter and rental spaces, in her role as administrator. More than 20 years’ professional experience in various companies in Heidelberg and Hamburg. Has a green thumb and likes to unwind outdoors, on long walks with her four-legged friend.

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Moritz Schindler
Project Manager

Plans, organizes, and implements—currently, our new Business Development Center Organic Electronics. Six years’ experience in construction project management. Deals with not only architecture, construction, and finances, but also details such as the right lighting. Manages funding and has a knack for numbers. Spends his free time mostly with his young family or freeriding in the forest.

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Claudia Schittenhelm
Chief Controller

Business administration graduate with 20 years’ experience in controlling and (corporate) accounting. Keeps an eye on all budgets, funding, and cost centers. Loves juggling numbers and generating tangible results. Family person, three children, likes to be socially engaged. Loves India and its cuisine. Enjoys swimming or cycling in her free time.

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Petra Hagedorn
Controlling and Finances

Crystallography graduate who takes care of the details. Project controller responsible for the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg. Relevant experience in national and international funding management, research and development, development aid, and corporate accounting. Goes on cycling trips in the countryside and plays the guitar to relax outside work.

+49 6221 5025728

Heidelberg Technology Park - Conference Center

Roland Hoffmann
Conference Center Management

While he concerns himself with logical processes and technical solutions at work, he is an artist, cook, and gardener in his free time. In addition to maintaining the electrical equipment and providing event support at the ConferenceCenter, Roland Hoffmann is responsible for all kinds of repairs and for the company’s “hardware”.

+49 06221 5025723

Heidelberg Technology Park - Innovation Center / Startup Support Bureau

Dr. Thomas Prexl
Head of Innovation and Co-Creation
Director Startup Support Bureau

Postdoctoral business administrator, entrepreneur at heart, heads the start-up office. Studied in Mannheim, then held various posts in marketing joint ventures in the electronics industry. Was already a freelancer in the dot-com bubble, a freelancer on a research project, and an executive partner of a limited liability company. He has a sympathetic ear and advises founders on business plans, marketing, organization, and corporate management. Goes on family trips to relax, finds his inner peace playing golf.

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Markus Bühler
Startup Support Manager

Business economist and entrepreneur in the technology park’s start-up office. Plans and organizes the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg start-up support program. Diverse range of experience in international marketing and sales. Has founded several start-ups and also sold choral manuscripts through an online music publisher. After a stop in Zurich, he discovered a passion for Australia. Luckily, he brought his sunny disposition with him to Heidelberg. He is currently learning Spanish and is also an avowed fan of Asian cuisine.

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Paul Becker
Startup Support Manager

Industrial engineer and international business administrator with a founder’s mindset. Oversees Up2B, the technology park’s start-up funding program. Diverse range of experience in research, commercial launches, and establishing a start-up initiative. Knows his way around business plans, pitch decks, and marketing. Applied his practical aptitude to his own start-up for innovative sports furniture. Enjoys visiting Bali and indoor bouldering to relax outside work.

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Would you like to join our team?
Job vacancies

We currently have no vacancies to fill. You can send unsolicited applications to Julia Niederbühl at any time.

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