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Centers of Innovation in Germany

Germany, a hub of cutting-edge research and innovative technologies, is Europe’s leader in patent registrations. The innovation centers and forward-thinking institutions listed below provide information and support in a variety of areas, including innovation management and business planning, technology transfer and commercialization of patents, innovation marketing, and technology assessment.  Located in every German state, the following institutions and portals represent core strengths and services of Germany’s dynamic innovation landscape which is characterized by a strong network of institutes, universities, clusters, enterprises, and scientists. As information becomes available, centers will be added.

ADT – German Association of Innovation, Technology and Business Incubation Centres

ADT – German Association of Innovation, Technology and Business Incubation Centres

The ADT is the Federal German association of innovation, technology and business incubation centers as well as science and technology parks. The ADT  Read more

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Agency for Technology Transfer and Furtherance of Innovations Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Agency for Technology Transfer and Furtherance of Innovations Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The ATI Westmecklenburg GmbH (Agency for Technology Transfer and Furtherance of Innovations) is a regional development agency in West Mecklenburg in  Read more

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Ascenion GmbH

Ascenion GmbH

Ascenion is an IP asset management company focused on the life sciences and 100% subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation for the Promotion of  Read more

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Baden-Württemberg International – Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation (bw-i)

Baden-Württemberg International – Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation (bw-i)

Promoting Baden-Württemberg as a center of business, higher education, and research, Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i) provides economic  Read more

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Bayern Innovativ Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer mbH

Bayern Innovativ Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer mbH

Bayern Innovativ GmbH is one of the major hubs for innovation and cooperation in Europe. It was founded in Nuremberg in 1995 with the mission to  Read more

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bayern photonics e. V. – cluster optical technologies/photonics in Bavaria

bayern photonics e. V.  – cluster optical technologies/photonics in Bavaria

bayern photonics unifies companies, research institutes, and educational institutions with the aim of actively shaping national and international  Read more

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BIO Deutschland

BIO Deutschland

BIO Deutschland is the German biotechnology sector association with currently 300 members. It lobbies for improvements to the legal parameters for   Read more

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BioEconomy Cluster

BioEconomy Cluster

The sustainable utilisation of biobased resources makes a vital contribution to securing the supply of raw materials and to dealing with climate  Read more

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Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar (BioRN)

Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar (BioRN)

About 80 companies from the field of red biotechnology develop drugs, technology platforms and diagnostics at the Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar.  Read more

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Brandenburg Economic Development Board

Brandenburg Economic Development Board

The Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB) is a one-stop agency for a variety of business support services. With a high density of  Read more

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Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein

Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein

The Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein (WTSH) serves as one competent partner in Schleswig-Holstein for  Read more

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Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalysis (ZMDB)

Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalysis (ZMDB)

Berlin-Brandenburg covers the full range of the in vitro-diagnostics value chain, from biomarker identification to clinical validation, from  Read more

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Cluster for Individalized ImmunIntervention CI3

Cluster for Individalized ImmunIntervention CI3

In healthcare, a paradigm shift is under way towards more patient-centred individualized treatment approaches. Personalized medicine offers the  Read more

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Commercial Vehicle Cluster – Nutzfahrzeug GmbH

Commercial Vehicle Cluster – Nutzfahrzeug GmbH

The Commercial Vehicle Cluster (CVC) is a public-private partnership with partners from industry, science and politics in the southwest of  Read more

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Cool Silicon

Cool Silicon

In the Saxon Leading-Edge Cluster “Cool Silicon” partners from industry, science and research have been closely working together to find solutions to   Read more

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deENet Competence Network decentralized Energy Technologies e.V.

deENet Competence Network decentralized Energy Technologies e.V.

In deENet Competence Network decentralized Energy Technologies, based in Kassel, more than 100 companies, research institutes and service providers  Read more

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EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

The aim of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr is to facilitate tomorrow’s individuality – in terms of the individual supply of goods, mobility and  Read more

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Elektromobilität Süd-West

Elektromobilität Süd-West

The intention of the leading-edge cluster Electric Mobility South-West is to establish electric mobility in Germany and to turn Baden-Wuerttemberg  Read more

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FIZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center

FIZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center

The FIZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center, founded in 2002, is a market-oriented technology center which offers small and medium-sized  Read more

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Forschungsportal Sachsen-Anhalt

Forschungsportal Sachsen-Anhalt

The research portal of Saxony-Anhalt, which includes 51 research institutions with 10,553 projects, and over 61,552 publications, is the most  Read more

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Forum Luft- und Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg

Forum Luft- und Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Wuerttemberg is one centre of the German aerospace industry. The industry generates a turnover of more than € 4.5 bn. and employs over  Read more

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Forum Organic Electronics

Forum Organic Electronics

Awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the leading-edge cluster competition, the FOE currently consists of 28   Read more

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Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia

Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia

The Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT) is a private non-profit foundation governed by civil law, and established by   Read more

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Free State of Saxony

Free State of Saxony

Visionary economic and science policy implemented after the German reunification resulted in Saxony's excellent position in the high-tech sector, in  Read more

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Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises  Read more

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GO:INcubator GmbH

GO:INcubator GmbH

GO:INcubator has been the central point of contact for science and technology start-ups and companies on the Potsdam Science Park since 2007. In that   Read more

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HA Hessen Agentur GmbH

HA Hessen Agentur GmbH

The Technology Division of Hessen Agentur GmbH (HA), an agency promoting Hessen's strategic advantages worldwide, serves as the state's Center of  Read more

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Hamburg Aviation

Hamburg Aviation

A significant increase in civil air traffic is expected over the next 20 years. Consequently, the aviation industry is faced with the challenge of  Read more

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HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg

HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg

The Berlin-Brandenburg region is one of the leading centres of life sciences and healthcare industries by international comparison. The region's  Read more

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Humboldt-Innovation GmbH

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH (HI) is the dedicated knowledge and technology transfer company of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) – the oldest  Read more

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HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation

HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation

Hamburg’s position as one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe is rooted in a mix of economic potential and a high standard of living.  Read more

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IdE Institute decentralized Energy Technologies

IdE Institute decentralized Energy Technologies

In the future energy supply will be characterized by a greater degree of decentralization, efficiency and use of renewable energies. The step-by-step   Read more

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IMG Innovations-Management GmbH Rheinland-Pfalz

IMG Innovations-Management GmbH Rheinland-Pfalz

The IMG Innovations-Management GmbH IMG acts as a central patenting and innovation marketing agency in the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz, in the  Read more

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Innovation Support Bremen

Innovation Support Bremen

The state of Bremen provides a perfect environment for innovators in business and research. With the innovation program for research and development,   Read more

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Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Würzburg

Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Würzburg

The innovation and entrepreneur center (IGZ) Würzburg is located at the Science-Park Würzburg, an area of 70,000 square meters reserved for the  Read more

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Innovationszentrum Bahntechnik Europa e.V.

Innovationszentrum Bahntechnik Europa e.V.

The association Innovationszentrum Bahntechnik Europa e. V. (IZBE) embodies a scientific and technical and technology-oriented network, works on the  Read more

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Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH

Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH

The Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH (IZBM) is a managing company of innovation and business incubation centers in Berlin. IZBM provides  Read more

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InnoZent OWL e.V. – Future Business Network

InnoZent OWL e.V. – Future Business Network

Having started out as an innovation centre for internet technology and multimedia competence, InnoZent OWL e. V. has substantially increased its  Read more

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Intelligente Technische Systeme OstWestfalenLippe

Intelligente Technische Systeme OstWestfalenLippe

Information and communications technology presents companies in mechanical engineering and the electrical and automotive supply industries with new  Read more

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IT Inkubator Ostbayern GmbH

IT Inkubator Ostbayern GmbH

The IT Inkubator Ostbayern GmbH is a technology and founders` centre founded by the City Council of Regensburg. Its main focus is on individual  Read more

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Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid GmbH

Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid GmbH

The Kunststoff-Institut fuer die mittelstaendische Wirtschaft NRW GmbH (K.I.M.W.) combines tomorrow’s scientific know-how with today’s production  Read more

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Logistik-Initiative Hamburg e.V.

Logistik-Initiative Hamburg e.V.

The Logistics Initiative Hamburg is a major industry network. The registered association “Logistik-Initiative Hamburg e.V.” was established by  Read more

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MAI Carbon

MAI Carbon

The Leading-Edge Cluster initiative MAI Carbon which was founded at the suggestion of Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) is made up of 72 businesses,  Read more

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Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH

Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH

Max Planck Innovation connects science and business by transferring research results from the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft into products that contribute  Read more

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Medical Valley EMN

Medical Valley EMN

Global trends demand that new paths are also taken in the health care sector. The Medical Valley EMN (European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg) aims   Read more

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MicroTEC Südwest

MicroTEC Südwest

The cluster unites more than 350 companies, institutions, universities, and research facilities with more than 1,200 scientists.

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Munich Biotech Cluster m4

Munich Biotech Cluster m4

With its 260 life science companies and world-renowned public research institutions, the Greater Munich Area is among the most prominent biotech  Read more

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Niedersachsen Global GmbH (NGlobal) - Foreign Trade-Support for small and medium sized businesses in Niedersachsen

Niedersachsen Global GmbH (NGlobal) - Foreign Trade-Support for small and medium sized businesses in Niedersachsen

NGlobal is a state-owned Niedersachsen agency dedicated to promoting the federal state’s foreign trade relations and encouraging the international  Read more

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PolymerMat e.V. Kunststoffcluster Thüringen

PolymerMat e.V. Kunststoffcluster Thüringen

PolymerMat e.V. is a cross-sector network which bundles up the interests of the companies of the plastic industry of Thuringia. It offers a platform  Read more

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RKW Rationalisierungs- und Innovationszentrum der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.

RKW Rationalisierungs- und Innovationszentrum der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.

The German Productivity and Innovation Centre (RKW) is a nationwide non-profit organization. Since 1921, it has been supporting and promoting the  Read more

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Saarland Technology Corporation

Saarland Technology Corporation

The Saarland Technology Corporation (STC), an American company located in Illinois is owned by Germany’s State of Saarland's Institut für Neue  Read more

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SafeTRANS

SafeTRANS

SafeTRANS ("Safety in Transportation Systems") is a competence cluster bringing together industrial and academic stakeholders in the domain of  Read more

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Software-Cluster

Software-Cluster

The enterprise software of the future forms the backbone of value chains in an increasingly digitised business world, as well as acts as an  Read more

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Solarvalley Central Germany – Leading through co-operation

Solarvalley Central Germany – Leading through co-operation

The concentration of photovoltaic (PV) companies in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt is unique in the world. A pioneering spirit and  Read more

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TechnologieAllianz e. V.

TechnologieAllianz e. V.

TechnologieAllianz, the German association of patent marketing agencies for research institutions, is a business partner for industry and a sales  Read more

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Virtual Dimension Center Fellbach

Virtual Dimension Center Fellbach

The Virtual Dimension Center is Germany's leading network for Virtual Engineering and Virtual Reality. Since 2002 the VDC creates synergies between  Read more

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ZENIT GmbH

ZENIT GmbH

ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a Public Private Partnership. It provides services for the benefit of companies, especially small and medium-sized  Read more

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