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.
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, marketing and economics, with a total of 137 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!
Our team of experts is responsible for the spatial and thematic promotion of innovations in Heidelberg.
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.
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.
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.
As a lawyer and graduate in business administration with professional experience in consulting and industry, he keeps the Technology Park on a good numerical course with lots of humor. An allrounder in matters of finance, controlling, accounting and taxes, he always keeps an overview in the jungle of regulations and laws, but is also curious about new things beyond the dry facts and figures. His free time belongs to his family, gardening and his passion for books, with which he fills entire shelves.
Controlling and Finances
Studied business administration and controlling. As project controller for the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg, she keeps an eye on all the figures and maintains contact with the project partners in Tübingen and Mannheim. She is very familiar with funding management and has experience in international banking and public administration. In her free time, she likes to spend entire afternoons reading when she's not sitting at the piano or taking her kids to gymnastics.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Lead of AI Lab Kurpfalz
Studied computer science in Lviv and Darmstadt. As a successful entrepreneur and technology-savvy innovation mentor, he heads the Kurpfalz AI Lab, manages his own AI company, advises other start-ups in the Plug and Play Tech Center and actively participates in the political life of cross-border economic relations. His family with three children gives him mental support and likes to challenge him in sports activities such as tennis.
Studies Business Administration and Business Informatics in Bachelor's degree. Supports the Technology Park in external communication, manages all social media channels and takes care of the Internet presence. Also helps her colleagues wherever she can. She already gained professional experience as a freelance journalist for a regional daily newspaper. At the university, she is involved in a student initiative that organizes an annual startup conference and plays the violin in the university orchestra.
AI and Startup Support
Logistics and enthusiasm for startups are what make him stand out. As a master's graduate of Münster University of Applied Sciences, he supports project implementation at the KI Lab Kurpfalz. He is the first point of contact for companies and startups dealing with the topic of artificial intelligence. He devotes his free time to table tennis and is involved at club level as a passionate coach. For that purpose, he likes to travel to places that, at first glance, do not enjoy the reputation of being a common vacation spot.
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