KIT-Inkubator3 Eggenstein/Leopoldshafen The High-Tech-Inkubator at the Campus Nord des Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(North Campus) offers 1,500 square meters of office premises to entrepreneurial researchers, fully equipped chemical and physical laboratories as well as services in the areas of communication, building services engineering and secretarial services. The incubator is available to projects in the start-up phase, as well as existing young businesses from the KIT. The incubator is located on the premises of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and offers close proximity to the institutions of the two KIT-Partners, the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the University of Karlsruhe (TH).
 
IndustrieparkHochstPfizer Frankfurt Industriepark Höchst GmbH directs its focus to the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals branches. Laboratory and office areas are available to entrepreneurs for a limited time under special rental terms and conditions. The Industriepark actively supports the business idea all the way to the production phase. A special participation model has been developed for this purpose where the Industriepark participates in the entrepreneurial risk of the new company. Laboratory space can be expanded or furnished to individual needs. These rooms are available in a multipurpose laboratory building, as well as in existing buildings where equipped laboratory space exists, and can be occupied immediately. The Industriepark also offers technical and production areas. If necessary, operating staff or process engineers are available and will provide assistance to customers www.industriepark-hoechst.com
 
Biotechpark Freiburgk Freiburg The Biotechpark Freiburg is operated by the Technologiestiftung BioMed Freiburg, a merger between the city and the University of Freiburg, institutions of regional economic development as well as the Wirtschaftsverband Industrieller Unternehmen Baden e.V. The park is integrated into the Freiburg Bioregion and the tri-national network BioValley, and is aimed at entrepreneurs in the fields of biotechnology, microsystems technology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and environmental technology. For this purpose, buildings and technical infrastructures for the operation of offices and laboratories are available in the industrial area north of the city of Freiburg (Innovationszentrum Freiburg). In addition, the Biotechpark offers business management advisory services. The park is situated in close proximity to the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, as well as the research institutes of the university and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft www.biotechpark.de
 
Hanau Industriepark Wolfgang GmbH promotes the establishment of businesses on their premises in Hanau. Land and buildings are made available for this purpose. Thematic priorities are the application fields in material sciences, nano and biotechnology as well as pharmaceuticals. The Industriepark has a wide range of technical service offerings for the establishment and operation of research and product development facilities, as well as production facilities. The service facilities at the site, for example, support the implementation of product ideas in process plants or provide analytical and technical services www.industriepark-wolfgang.de
 
Heidelberg Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH rents out commercial areas, office and laboratory space and manages three sites in the fields of life sciences and environmental technology. The BioPark center is located at the "Neuenheimer Feld". Research institutes and biotechnology enterprises find themselves in close proximity to branch related services (patent attorneys, marketing, and venture capital among others). The activities at the neighboring BioPark "Czernyring" concentrate on the areas of pharmaceutical and medical engineering. An environmental park was established at the "Wieblinger Weg" with a thematic focus on renewable energies, production engineering and conservation www.technologiepark-heidelberg.de
 
TechnologiefabrikKA15 Karlsruhe The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe GmbH supports company founders who transfer technical ideas into new products or procedures. The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe GmbH, together with the IHK Karlsruhe, accompanies businesses from the process of a business start-up to the launch of new products and services through business management consulting services. Approximately 200 rooms, coupled with technical and logistical services, are available for enterprises in the Technologiefabrik building as well as another 60 rooms for research facilitieswww.technologiefabrik-ka.de
 
Chem2biz Ludwigshafen chem2biz is an initiative of the TechnologieZentrum Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH (TZL) and the BASF SE. chem2biz supports chemistry start-ups and existing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of nanotechnology, new materials, biotechnology, environmental technology as well as process engineering.To finance the initiative, the TZL (Wirtschaftsministerium Rheinland-Pfalz, Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein) share holders cooperate with the BASF SE who rent out on-site laboratories, offices and technical areas. In this way, business investments in chem2biz can be held to a minimum allowing research and development work to begin without delay. If necessary, raw materials are delivered and waste disposal is coordinated. Furthermore, BASF experts assist in licensing and security issues. The BASF technical service and their analytical skills may also be used.The contacts of chem2biz at the TZL offer advice and assistance in the start-up and growth phase. Under certain conditions, funding (subsidies, loans) from the State of Rheinland-Pfalz or the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) GmbH can be included in the financial planning www.chem2biz.de
 
Ludwigshafen The Technologiezentrum Ludwigshafen GmbH supports entrepreneurs with counseling services, allocation of reduced rent office accomodations (e.g. incubator rooms) and services (collectively usable office infrastructures, reception and switchboards, fax, copier, post office, postage meter, seminar and meeting rooms). In addition to serving newly established enterprises, the TZL serves as a focal point for potential founders and provides assistance on the implementation of the business idea. The advice covers issues such as business plan, financing and funding, corporate strategy and public relations. Under certain conditions, funding (grants, loans) from the State of Rheinland-Pfalz or the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) GmbH can be included in the financial planning. In addition, reference is made to supplementary funding and support opportunities in the context of the counseling service. Current issues for technology enterprises are an informative topic at TZL events, such as the "InnoTreff", allowing contact to other enterprises. The TZL has many connections, which include the W.E.G. WirtschaftsEntwicklungsGesellschaft Ludwigshafen am Rhein mbH, the High-Tech-Gründerfonds and the network of the European Business & Innovation Centres (BICs) www.tz-lu.de
 
MAFINEX2 Mannheim The Mafinex-Technologiezentrum GmbH offers initial aid at two locations in the north and south of the city of Mannheim for technology oriented start-ups. Approximately 7,200 m² of office, warehouse and manufacturing space are available in the newly established technology (MTZ) and software centers (SWZ), which are located near the main train station and lay in close proximity to the Mannheim universities. Start-ups are supported from the initial idea to the realization of the business model with a package of services including consulting, support, sales support, transfer of network activities in the region, as well as a range of service offers (meeting rooms, central copiers, office services). A range of events helps to promote an exchange of experiences and interests between partners, as well as the development of business relations www.mafinex.de
 
Viledahaus4 Weinheim Technologiepark Weinheim KG supports newly established enterprises in the region. They offer interested enterprises the sale of fully developed property, development of customer specific real estate, commercial space rental, financing and consulting. The target groups are technology-oriented and technology-related enterprises, from the fields of nanotechnology and environmental technology, amongst others. For this purpose, with the architecturally representative Vileda-Haus in its center, the Technologiepark offers new building areas as a site for national and international enterprises. The Technologiepark is in a close service relationship with the research and service infrastructure of the neighboring Industriepark Weinheim www.technologiepark-weinheim.de
 
IndustrieparKalleAlbert Wiesbaden The Industriepark Kalle-Albert is aimed at small and mid-sized enterprises in the fields of chemistry and biotechnology. Space for production, pilot plant stations, laboratories, warehouses and offices can be found here. For entrepreneurs, the Industriepark leases out working laboratories situated in special buildings, as well as commercial floor space for offices, production, workshops or storages. In addition, consultancy services may be called upon in the areas of corporate settlement and site development www.infraserv-wi.de

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