Members of the Council of German BioRegions

Bioregion bioanalytik-muenster
Location Münster
Contact Person Dr. Kathleen Spring
R&D-Focus Nanobioanalytics, Characterisation of nanomaterials in biological systems, Diagnostics, Molecular imaging, Mass spectrometry, Life sciences technologies, Health technologies
Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Netzwerk Gesundheitswirtschaft Münsterland e.V., REACH EUREGIO Start-up Center, UKM
Number of companies in the BioRegion approx 30

The association (founded in November 2000) offers a central exchange, communication and information platform for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scientists, investors and the interested public on the topics of bioanalytics and technologies for life sciences and the health sector. The purpose of the association is to promote and initiate collaborations at the interface between business, science and research in the field of bioanalytics and technologies for life sciences in Münster and the Münsterland region. The aim of the association is the regional and supra-regional networking of the location as a leading bioanalytics location with broad competences in various analytical methods at companies and universities in the region. The association has been involved in projects at the European level since 2004 and can look back on a long history of expertise in the implementation and coordination of EU projects in the fields of nanobioanalytics of materials. At the same time, the association is building a regional network around the topic of technologies for life sciences and the health sector.

We identify and find suitable cooperation partners at the interface between science, medicine and business. In this way, we contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and innovation potential in the field of bioanalytics, technologies for life sciences and the health sector in the Münster region and Münsterland by bringing together regional expertise from business and science in a targeted manner. In doing so, we work closely with our members and network partners and advance the idea of crosstechnological and intersectoral innovations for the subject area of life sciences.

                    Bioregion BioCologne
                    Location Cologne
                    Contact Person André van Hall

                    Biotech, Bioeconomy, Medtech, Digital Health, Pharma

                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks CECAD Cluster of Excellence for Age Associated Diseases Cologne
                    CIO Centre for Integrated Oncology (University Hospital Cologne)
                    DZNE German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases Bonn
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 30

                    BioCologne is a network for the promotion of biotechnology and life sciences in the Cologne-Bonn region. Companies, research institutions, investors, banks, consultants and technology parks are committed to expanding this centre of science and innovation. BioCologne supports technology transfer and business start-ups, promotes knowledge transfer and qualification, and arranges financing solutions via its network of banks, investors and business angels.

                    BioCologne is committed to the transfer of ideas, knowledge and technologies from the life sciences into practice. Young companies and start-ups in the life sciences sector receive comprehensive support as well as the promotion of synergies and international co-operation.

                    BioCon Valley


                    Bioregion BioCon Valley
                    Location Mecklemburg-Vorpommern
                    Contact Person Lars Bauer
                    R&D-Focus -
                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Functional Genomics and Molekular Medicine (FunGene, HIKE, GANI_MED), Regenerative Medicine and Medical technologies (CELISCA Center for Life Science Automation, RESPONSE – Partnership for Innovation in Implant Technology, Campus PlasmaMed), Plant and Animal breeding (PHÄNOMICS, Bio-OK), Health economy (HIC@RE- Alliacne against MRSA
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 120

                    BioCon Valley is the initiative for Life Science and health economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (  As one of the German BioRegions BioCon Valley supports the commercial use of modern life sciences and bio- and medical technologies in the region.  BioCon Valley´s tasks are networking, managing life science centers (bioincubators), project management and coordination, and life science specific public relation.  BioCon Valley collaborates in strategic partnership to the life science initiatives at the Baltic Sea (

                    BioIndustry e.V.
                    Bioregion BioIndustry e.V.
                    Location Ruhr area/Westphalia
                    Contact Person Dr. Cathrin Dierkes
                    R&D-Focus bioeconomy, biomedicine, biotechnology
                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Bio-Security Competence Centre, BioMedizinZentrum Dortmund, BioMedizinZentrum Bochum, Bioanalytical Research and Development Centre Witten
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 50

                    BioIndustry e.V. sees itself as a life science network in the Ruhr region and Westphalia. Biotechnological competences in the Ruhr area/Westphalia are activated, bundled and further developed.

                    The aim of the association is to create the basis for accelerating the development of biotechnological innovations as well as their application and marketing through interdisciplinary transfer work. Stakeholders from the entire value chain, from biotechnological companies to research institutions, training and further education institutions, technology centres, service companies and municipal sponsors, form the BioIndustry e.V. network and provide the impetus for its content.

                    The interdisciplinary competence of the association is complemented by the close cooperation with the medical-economic association MedEcon Ruhr e.V. and the competence network of industrial biotechnology CLIB2021.

                    BioLAGO e.V. - the health network
                    Bioregion BioLAGO e.V. - the health network
                    Location Constance
                    Contact Person Andreas Baur
                    R&D-Focus Diagnostics, Medical Engineering, Pharma, Health-IT
                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Smart Health Region, ProbenMaterialCenterBW, TraceBot
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 160 members (industry and research institutions)

                    BioLAGO is the largest cross-border health network in the four-country region of Lake Constance (Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein). The network links business and science for innovation and addresses the high-tech sectors of the healthcare industry: medical technology, diagnostics, bioinformatics and pharmaceuticals, often referred to as the 4Ds of medicine: Devices, Diagnostics, Data, Drugs & Therapy.

                    As a central contact point for the regional healthcare industry, BioLAGO actively promotes the transfer of knowledge and the establishment of new companies. Small and medium-sized companies, universities, research institutes, clinics, laboratories and large companies work together as equals in the BioLAGO healthcare network to jointly develop innovations in the field of healthcare.

                    In addition, BioLAGO actively involves supra-regional partners in the network, regardless of their location, and welcomes all players from the fields of Devices, Diagnostics, Data, Drugs & Therapy who wish to become part of the BioLAGO network.

                    BioM / Munich Biotech Cluster
                    Bioregion BioM / Munich Biotech Cluster
                    Location Greater Munich Area
                    Contact Person Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss
                    R&R-Focus Development of innovative therapeutics, diagnostics and the underlying technologies, especially in the fields of immunotherapy, gene & cell therapy and digitalisation
                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Network
                    • Biomedical Centre (BMC) with the Centre for Applied Cell Research (Cell Centre) of the LMU in Martinsried
                    • Munich Centre for Rare Diseases of the LMU Hospital (MZSELMU)
                    • Central Institute for Translational Cancer Research at the Technical University of Munich (TranslaTUM)
                    • Centre for Digital Medicine and Health at the Klinikum rechts der Isar (ZDMG)
                    • Future Cluster CNATM (Cluster for the Development of New Nucleic Acid-Based Therapies)
                    • Bavaria-wide network "New strategies against multi-resistant pathogens by means of digital networking -
                    • German Heart Centre Munich
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 251 biotechnology companies
                    56 Pharmaceutical companies
                    58 Clinical research organisations
                    89 other sector-associated companies

                    For 25 years, BioM has been the network organisation of the biotechnology sector in Munich and Bavaria and operates as a non-profit company on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. BioM creates a unique ecosystem in medicine and biotechnology as a basis for innovation, growth and value creation in Bavaria and identifies relevant and sustainable trends.

                    In addition to our tailored advice for founders, we support selected Bavarian start-up teams from the life sciences and healthtech sectors with MAxL (Munich Accelerator Life Sciences & Medicine), our incubator. MAxL offers high-end infrastructure, a structured incubation and coaching programme, and access to the extensive BioM network.

                    Since 2011, BioM has coordinated the m4 Award pre-founding competition in the field of biomedicine, which is funded with a total of 2.5 million euros by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

                    BioM has accompanied over 250 start-ups.

                    We also organise a wide range of training courses, events and network meetings.

                    biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH
                    Bioregion biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH
                    Standort Mainz/Rhineland Palatinate
                    Ansprechpartner: Dr. Evelyn Rossmann
                    F&E-Fokus Life Science and Biotechnology
                    Ausgewählte Regionale und
                    thematische Cluster/Kompetenz-Zentren

                    University and college, nine research institutions, 6 clinics, IBWF, TRON, curATime.

                    Anzahl der Unternehmen in der BioRegion approx. 25 companies

                    biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH was founded in 2023. As a municipal company, it supports the city of Mainz in the development and positioning of the Life Science & Biotechnology Hub. The goal is to further develop Mainz into an internationally visible and successful biotechnology location where startups and companies can successfully research, establish and grow - For People's Benefit.

                    BIO.NRW - The Home of Biotech
                    Bioregion BIO.NRW - The Home of Biotech
                    Location 40225 Düsseldorf, Merowingerplatz 1
                    Contact Person Dr. Nils Schrader, Managing Director BIO.NRW Office
                    • Central platform for life science topics
                    • Effective network for scientists, founders and entrepreneurs
                    • Support for start-ups and SMEs with financing and internationalisation
                    • Support for students and young professionals
                    Selected Regional /Thematic
                    Clusters/Competence Networks
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion 118 dedicated biotechnology companies focus
                    18 other biotechnologically active companies
                    Approx. 4400 other life science related companies

                    North Rhine-Westphalia’s biotechnology cluster BIO.NRW is a central catalyst for the sustainable development of the state’s biotechnology and bioeconomy sector.

                    It activates cooperation between business, research, investors, and policy-makers. Our activities and services: Financing, Fairs and Exhibitions, Data& nalysis Biotech NRW, Marketing&PR, Promotion of young academics.

                    BioPharma Cluster South Germany
                    Bioregion BioPharma Cluster South Germany
                    Location Ulm-Biberach-Upper Swabia region
                    Contact Person Walter Pytlik
                    Dr. Janosch Klebensberger
                    R&D-Focus Research-based development and production of biopharmaceutical active ingredients. Another focus is on the development of technologies and platforms for the optimization of novel biopharmaceutical active ingredients (e.g. virus-based therapeutics) and their production processes.
                    Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks
                    • Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm (CCCU)
                    • CCCU Clinical Trial Center (CCCU-CTC)
                    • National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) South-West
                    • German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
                    • Center for Trauma Research (ZTF)
                    • Center for Personalized Medicine (ZPM)
                    • Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics Ulm (IKT)
                    • Institute for Molecular Virology
                    • Fraunhofer IGB - Branch Office Virus-based Therapies
                    • Boehringer Ingelheim Ulm University BioCenter (BIU)
                    • Center for Quantum and Biosciences (ZQB)
                    • Future Cluster QSens - Quantum Sensors of the Future
                    Number of companies in the BioRegion approx. 100 of the healthcare industry within the BioPharma Cluster South Germany region

                      The BioPharma Cluster South Germany is the leading European hub for the research-based development and production of biopharmaceuticals - regionally anchored, globally successful.

                      We are developing an attractive, versatile and innovation-driven environment for the research, development and production of biopharmaceuticals and therapies. A unique feature is the spatial concentration of basic and applied research institutions and globally successful companies that cover all parts of the biopharmaceutical value chain.

                      BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH
                      Bioregion BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH
                      Location Stuttgart, Germany
                      Contact Person Dr. Barbara Jonischkeit
                      R&D-Focus Innovations from biotechnology for pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, chemical industry
                      Selected regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks We work with networks such as BioRN, Bioregio STERN, BioPharma Cluster South Germany, BioRegion Freiburg and BioLAGO.
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 1,100 companies in the health industry

                      BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg is a state-wide innovation company that provides targeted support to research institutions and companies in the health industry, in particular in biotechnology and life sciences as well as medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry.

                      As a central contact point, our task is to develop the location in a future-oriented way and to optimally position the strengths of the leading biotechnology location both nationally and internationally. Our specifically designed economic development measures help to secure know-how and jobs in the state and to transfer the great potential of innovative research into the economy. BIOPRO's broad-based public relations work provides information about this highly innovative cross-sectional technology.

                      BioRegio Regensburg
                      Bioregion BioRegio Regensburg
                      Location BioPark Regensburg GmbH
                      Contact Person Dr. Thomas Diefenthal
                      R&D-Focus Life Sciences & Healthcare
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks BioPark Jump Accelerator, BioPark Innovations Prize, BioPark 8 Brain StartUp, AIR Regensburg (Cross-Cluster KI), Digital start-up offensive, 5 clinics, 2 colleges, 2 technology center and business incubators, 10 cluster, 4 of which are certified according to ESCA (1x gold, 3x silver)
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 82

                      BioPark Regensburg GmbH is a company of the city of Regensburg and part of the economic development department. Our core task is to promote biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics & analytics and the healthcare industry at the location and in the region. To this end, we operate three laboratory buildings with a total area of 18,000 m2 on the grounds of the University of Regensburg, where 35 tenants with 676 employees are currently working. Secondly, we coordinate the active cluster management of the BioRegio Regensburg with currently 66 companies and 5,340 employees in Eastern Bavaria from here. Our cluster is part of the state initiatives "Cluster Biotechnology Bavaria" & Gründerland Bayern, as well as Bayern International and Invest in Bavaria & Bayern Innovativ.

                      BioRegio STERN Management GmbH
                      Bioregion BioRegio STERN Management GmbH
                      Location Stuttgart, Tübingen, Reutlingen und Neckar-Alb
                      Contact Person Dr. Klaus Eichenberg
                      R&D-Focus biotechnology
                      medical technology
                      digital health/IT
                      engineering & automation
                      Selected Regional /Thematic
                      Clusters/Competence Networks
                      Cooperation networks "smart analytics" and "biohymed," event series "Einschnitte - Einblicke," technology transfer management, "Science2Start" ideas competition
                      Number of companies in the
                      approx. 110 biotechnology companies
                      approx. 120 medtech companies

                      In the Baden-Württemberg regions of Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb with the cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen, BioRegio STERN Management GmbH has been a joint competence network, contact and consulting point for start-ups, entrepreneurs and research from the life sciences sector since 2001. As a cross-technology network, BioRegio STERN Management GmbH promotes cooperation between a wide range of disciplines such as biotechnology, medical technology, sensor technology, biochemical analysis, diagnostics, bioinformatics and automation technology. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents their interests vis-à-vis politicians, the media and associations, bundles business promotion and marketing and advises on funding applications and corporate financing. The main focus is on medical technology and biotechnology.

                      Bioregion BioRegioN
                      Location Hannover
                      Contact Person Dr. Yvonne Reinke
                      R&D-Focus Red Biotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Industrial Biotechnology, Data Science & AI

                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks

                      Hering4all, CNMPB, RESIST, PhoenixD

                      Translation Alliance in Lower Saxony (TRAIN)

                      Startup infrastructure/incubators/accelerators
                      Life Science Factory
                      GO! Start-up Center
                      Osnabrück Healthcare Accelerator (OHA)
                      SNIC Life Science Incubator
                      Life Science Valley
                      S-MINT Hanover

                      Clinical Research Center Hannover (CRC), Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE)
                      Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CiiM)
                      Laser Center Hannover (LZH)

                      Number of companies in the BioRegion

                      approx. 220

                      BioRegioN is the network for life sciences in Lower Saxony. We connect partners from business, science and politics with the aim of utilizing Lower Saxony's great potential for excellent research and bringing the resulting results to market at an early stage. Our goal is to secure Lower Saxony as a location for business and innovation and to strengthen it in international competition.

                      As a contact point and central point of contact for the life science industry in Lower Saxony, we create network platforms for science, business and politics, provide support in finding suitable partners for cooperation projects, and facilitate companies' access to industry information and information about funding opportunities.

                      BioRegion Würzburg


                      Bioregion BioRegion Wuerzburg
                      Location Wuerzburg

                      Contact Person

                      Dr. Christian Andersen, Dr. Gerhard Frank
                      R&D-Focus Infection biology; nanobiotechnology; biotechnology; microbiology; immunology; biomedical research
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Innovation and Entrepreneur Center Wuerzburg (IGZ); University of Wuerzburg; Fraunhofer ISC
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 60

                      The Innovation and Entrepreneur Center (IGZ) in Wuerzburg represents one of the major biotech clusters in the Free State of Bavaria. Main topics in this bioregion are biotechnology and biomedicine , medical technology and nanotechnology. The bioregion and the IGZ are located at the Science Park in Wuerzburg, an area of 70,000 square meters reserved for the settlement of high-tech companies and service providers located in the east of Wuerzburg. Here, some 2,500 square meters of laboratory space with adequate technical infrastructure, and about 3,000 square meters of office space are available for high-tech companies. The bioregion benefits from its proximity to the university and university hospital, the university of applied sciences, and numerous research facilities.

                      BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e.V.


                      Bioregion BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e.V.
                      Location Düsseldorf, Germany
                      Contact Person Dr. Frauke Hangen
                      R&D-Focus Diagnostics/Analytics, Pharmacological research, Drug development, Enzyme Technology, Aging associated deseases, Plant breeding and science, Medical Technology
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks CLIB2021 – Cluster for Industrial Biotechnology, HealthRegion Cologne Bonn
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 208 life science companies, about120 biotech companies

                      History: Since 2004 BioRiver is the active network organisation for the life science industry in the Rhine region between Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bonn and Aachen. Independent from public funding, the initiative is financed by its members.

                      Objectives: BioRiver catalyses intensive knowledge transfer between academic research and companies and sees to an additional marketing for the members and the region. Furthermore the organisation successfully aims to improve the political awareness and financial general conditions.

                      Actions:  Besides network activities, meetings and information BioRiver realises the by the order of BIO.NRW. Many of the BioRiver projects stand out by their making in cooperation with local, regional or other partners.     

                      BioRN Network e. V.


                      Bioregion BioRN Network e. V.
                      Location Rhein-Main-Neckar Region
                      Contact Person Dr. Julia Schaft
                      R&D-Focus Basic research, drug discovery and drug development, especially in the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, oncology and immunology. Another focus is on biomarker research for diagnostics and personalized medicine. Technical focus is on latest imaging and omics technologies
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU),
                      National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg,
                      KiTZ – Hopp’s Children Cancer Centre Heidelberg
                      HEiKA – Heidelberg-Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership
                      Leading-Edge Cluster “Cell-based and molecular medicine”
                      Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience Heidelberg/Mannheim
                      Hearth Center Heidelberg
                      HIRO: National Center for Radiation Oncology
                      Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN),
                      International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 200 Biotech Companies
                      30 Pharmaceutical Companies
                      100 MedTech Companies
                      150 Professional Services and Consulting
                      (Source: Biotechgate)

                      BioRN is the science and industry cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region around Heidelberg, one of Germany’s strongest biotech hubs. It is a non-profit network fostering health innovations and serving its members by creating a rich translational ecosystem as well as promoting, representing and connecting the regional innovation stakeholders.

                      Our mission is to develop the region into a world-leading life science cluster attracting international investments and top global talent.

                      BioRN has about 120 institutional members, including the top academic and research institutions, 8 global pharmaceutical companies, a large range of small and medium-sized enterprises bolstering the life science ecosystem as well as local government organizations and interest groups.
                      BioRN Cluster management establishes initiatives to nurture and extend networks between its members - the key regional innovation stakeholders. It stands for the promotion and visibility of the Life Science region and fosters connections to other regions of innovation worldwide. It also provides translation support, especially by leveraging the unique combination of global pharma and leading academic institutions in the region.

                      Founded in 1996 BioRN has since raised more than 70 million € of public funding for its members. It was instrumental in the successful bid for the European Institute of Technology (EIT) KIC Healthy Living and Ageing in 2014 with a total grant of 700 million €

                      biosaxony e. V.


                      Bioregion biosaxony e.V.
                      Location Saxony
                      Contact Person Thekla Herzog
                      R&D-Focus regenerative medicine/therapy, molecular bioengineering, diagnostics, nano-biotechnology, industrial biotechnology
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks: BioInnovationsZentrum Dresden, BIO CITY Leipzig, CRTD (DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies in Dresden), TRM Leipzig (Translational Center of Regenerative Medicine), Biotechnological–biomedical centre of the University of Leipzig, Biotechnological Centre (BIOTEC) of the Technical University of Dresden
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 47 Core Biotechs, 65 Core Biotechs plus biotech-related businesses, 80 with pharma businesses

                      biosaxony e.V. is a registered association representing biotechnology and related areas from materials science to medical equipment throughout the German region of Saxony. The members represent the various life science companies, research centers and representatives of the sector in Saxony. The aims of biosaxony e.V. are to initiate projects between industry and science, to network services and expertise, and to leverage synergies to boost the development of the biotech industry and publicize the region’s expertise

                      Freiburg / BioValley


                      Bioregion Freiburg / BioValley
                      Location Upper Rhine region in the border triangle of Germany,  France and Switzerland
                      Contact Person
                      Dr. Michael Richter
                      R&D-Focus Plant Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Oncology, Immunology, Molecular, Biology / Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences, Biomimetic, Nanotechnology, Systems Biology, Material Sciences
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Regional cluster:
                      Partner of trinational BioValley

                      Thematic competence networks:
                      Neuroscience Upper Rhine Network (neurex), Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg (bccn), Centre for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Research (ZBMZ), Center for Biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA), Competence Network Biomimetics Freiburg, Excellence Cluster “Center of Biological Signalling Studies” (bioss)
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion The Upper Rhine is a globally unique cross-border life sciences cluster with one of the highest densities of activities involving life sciences in the world with approx. 600 companies (including 40% of the biggest pharmaceuticals companies in the world).

                      Freiburg BioRegion, an attractive and dynamic region offering a high quality of life, is located in Germany but is close to both France and Switzerland. It is a partner of the trinational BioValley – Life Sciences and Medical Technologies Cluster which combines the biotechnological potential of the centres in Freiburg (D), Basle (CH) and Strasbourg (F).

                      HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg, Cluster Life Sciences / Healthcare Industries


                      Bioregion HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg, Cluster Life Sciences / Healthcare Industries
                      Standort Berlin-Brandenburg
                      Ansprechpartner: Dr. Kai Bindseil, Cluster Manager Life Sciences / Healthcare Industries
                      F&E-Fokus active ingredient development, molecular diagnostics and bioanalytics, regenerative medicine, proteomic and genomic research, and some fields of industrial biotechnology
                      Ausgewählte Regionale und
                      thematische Cluster/ Kompetenz-Zentren:
                      Regenerative Medicine Initiative Berlin; Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalytics (ZMDB); DiagnostikNet-BBNutriAct; Network for Drug Discovery & Development Berlin-Brandenburg (NetDDD); RiNA RNA-Network; Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies BCRT; NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence Berlin
                      Anzahl der Unternehmen in der BioRegion 230 biotech companies, 30 pharmaceutical companies

                      The Berlin-Brandenburg region is one of the leading life sciences and healthcare industries centers in the world. The region’s main strengths are its unique concentration of science, clinics and business and the close network they maintain. Numerous technology parks and networks in different fields, above all biotechnology and medical technology, create an ideal infrastructure for transforming the latest scientific findings into innovative products for the healthcare sector. HealthCapital is the central contact and coordination office for all issues concerning biotechnology in the German capital region.

                      Hessen (Hessen-Biotech)


                      Bioregion Hessen (Hessen-Biotech)
                      Location Hessen
                      Contact Person Dr. Janin Sameith
                      R&D-Focus drug development (from basic research, preclinical, and scale-up to manufacturing)

                      areas of major importance:
                      metabolism, inflammation, pain, oncology, central nervous system

                      Development and production of vaccines, industrial biotechnology, especially in applications in fine and specialty chemistry medical technoloogy
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Regional cluster:
                      Central Hessen Region (Marburg, Gießen); vaccines, plasma products, diagnostics, Southern Hessen (Frankfurt, Darmstadt); pharmaceutical R&D, industrial biotechnology

                      Thematic competence network:
                      CIB Cluster Integrated Bioindustry Frankfurt: industrial biotechnology, TIMM: Technologie und Innovation – Medizinregion Mittelhessen
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 225

                      As a leading Biotechnology Center in Europe, Hessen offers unsurpassed opportunities for the biotechnology industry – a concentrated network of higher education and research institutes combined with a vast pool of highly qualified life sciences personnel.

                      In order to promote the biotechnology industry, the Hessian Ministry for the Economy has established “Hessen-Biotech” as a central coordination point.


                      • Offers up-to-date industry information (studies, “Hessen-Biotech NEWS” and Hessen’s online biotech industry directory “Competence Atlas Hessen-Biotech”.
                      • Connects and advises biotechnology companies: Facilitate information exchange between Hessen’s companies, colleges, universities and research institutions.
                      • Is a communication platform: Organizing cooperative booths at international trade fairs as well as symposiums, workshops and congresses on current biotechnology discussion topics.

                        Hessen-Biotech is administered and managed by the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH in Wiesbaden.
                      Thuringian Innovation Cluster/InfectoGnostics Forschungscampus Jena e.V.
                      Bioregion Thuringian Innovation Cluster / InfectoGnostics Forschungscampus Jena e.V.
                      Location Jena
                      Contact Person Jens Hellwage, PhD
                      R&D-Focus Diagnostics, infection research, photonics, biotechnology
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks InfectoGnostics Forschungscampus Jena, Medways, Optonet, TGZ Gera, TGZ Ilmenau, Thüringer Clustermanagement
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 120 companies in Life Sciences with approx. 300 suppliers

                      The InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena/Thuringian Innovation Cluster for Diagnostics and Biotechnology is a public-private partnership breaking new ground in the diagnostics of infections. The partners from industry, science and medicine are developing market-ready solutions for rapid and cost-effective on-site analysis (point-of-care testing) in a triad of technology, application and production. At the research campus, innovative photonic and molecular biological methods are developed and combined to reliably detect infectious agents (especially viruses, bacteria and fungi) and antibiotic resistances and to better understand the host response (e.g. in sepsis). In the triad of technology, application and production, laboratory and rapid tests are created for use in human and veterinary medicine as well as for food safety and (waste) water testing. We moderate the dialogue from basic research to market-ready products and implementation in diagnostic routine.

                      Thuringia has around 60 biotech companies (producers and service providers) whose activities are in the application areas of medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The medical technology sector with its approximately 50 medical technology manufacturers and almost 300 suppliers is one of the most innovative industries in the Free State with roots in optics, precision mechanics and pharmaceuticals. The interdisciplinary research landscape in Thuringia offers good conditions for developments in the "Life Science" sector. Universities, research institutions and clinics are available to companies as cooperation partners.

                      Life Science Nord
                      Bioregion Life Science Nord
                      Location Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
                      Contact Person Maike Honold (Managing Director)
                      Damir Pavkovic
                      R&D-Focus Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Pharmaceutics
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Molecular Imaging: Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), Molecular Imaging Center North (MOIN CC), Universität zu Lübeck, UKE

                      Drug Screening: Fraunhofer IME Screeningport, NEU2, DESY

                      Infection and hygiene: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI), Heinrich Pette Institute for Experimental
                      Virology and Immunology (HPI), Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) German Center for Infection Research Borstel, Exzellenzcluster Inflammation at Interfaces

                      Knochenheilung: UKSH, UKE, CAU, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Unfallkrankenhaus BUK Boberg, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

                      Marine Biotechnologie: Fraunhofer- Einrichtung für  Marine Biotechnologie (EMB), Kieler Wirkstoff Zentrum (KIWIZ)

                      BioMedTec Wissenschaftscampus
                      Industrielle Zelltechnologie (Industrial Cell Technology)
                      Industrielle Biotechnologie Nord (IBN),
                      Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN)
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion about 500

                      The two North German states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg stand out for their broad base of companies and for the presence of a complete value chain in the life sciences.

                      Under the umbrella of Life Science Nord, the cluster agency Life Science Nord Management GmbH and the Life Science North e.V. association work together towards the goal of further developing the Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein region into an internationally leading Life Science Network.

                      For this purpose, roughly 200 companies and research institutes have organised themselves as active members and advocates of Life Science Nord­­ e.V. The association bundles the common positions and interests of these players in the biomedical sciences and the medical technology and biotechnology / pharmaceutical industries. As an additional benefit, the association offers its supporting members a partner programme in cooperation with the cluster management.

                      The cluster organization Life Science Nord Management GmbH initiates strategic projects and supports the promotion of companies, science and institutes with an emphasis on innovative medicine. As a cluster management, it connects business and research in the north, thereby bringing to companies the expertise from universities and research facilities as well as its network of close contacts. Additionally, the management is responsible for representing the regional life sciences on national and international levels. Life Science Nord is represented in the Council of German BioRegions by Life Science Nord Management GmbH, TuTech Innovation GmbH and WTSH Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein.

                      Life Sciences Sachsen-Anhalt
                      Bioregion Life Sciences Sachsen-Anhalt
                      Location Halle (Saale)
                      Contact Person Dr. Michael Täger
                      R&D-Focus Medical Biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals: recombinant proteins, protein engineering, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, biopharmaceutical development and production of veterinary and human vaccines and pharmaceuticals, development of new therapies for autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, immunodiagnostics, clinical studies

                      Plant biotechnology and plant breeding: plant genetics, crop plant research, marker-assisted breeding, biopharming, energy plant research

                      Industrial biotechnology: industrial use of renewable ressources, sustainable production of biopolymers and related products, development of novel technical enzymes, microalgae as ressources of biomass and high-value products 
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks Pro-Net T3 - Tools, Targets, Therapeutics / Protein Competence Network Halle & Network of Excellence Saxony-Anhalt
                      InnoPlanta e.V. Gatersleben / Competence Networks Germany
                      Green Gate Gatersleben - The Plant Biotech Center
                      Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) Magdeburg / Network of Excellence Saxony-Anhalt
                      Chemical-Biotechnological Process Center Leuna / Fraunhofer Society
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 70

                      Saxony-Anhalt as a location for Biotechnology and Biopharma consists of four different segments:

                      In the last years the Red Biotechnology develops into a profiling sector with a solid research basis and competitive R&D teams and rising companies.

                      Saxony-Anhalt has great technology transfer and translational potentials in the biopharmaceutical development and production and is developing from an attractive production site into an innovative R&D site for biopharmaceutical products and services.

                      The plant biotechnology is one of the most important biotechnology segments in Saxony-Anhalt with a longstanding tradition and an efficient research landscape.

                      The industrial use of renewable ressources has an increasing importance through the establishment of the Chemical-Biotechnological Process Center in Leuna developed by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.

                      MedLife e.V.


                      Bioregion MedLife e.V.
                      Location Aachen
                      Contact Person Dipl. Ing. Christa Roos
                      Selected Regional /Thematic Clusters/Competence Network Aachener Kompetenzzentrum Medizintechnik (AKM), innovating medical technology (, Forschungszentrum Jülich
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion 81

                      MedLife is the network of life sciences in the technology region of Aachen. Following the fusion of LifeTecAachen-Jülich e.V. with the Aachen Centre of Competence for Medical Technology (AKM) a powerful branch association was formed that includes more than 80 members.
                      We offer events and services within the sectors of medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health management.

                      We are the contact for entrepreneurs and scientists, who seek exchange with other protagonists in life sciences as well as proficient consulting and support regarding innovative plans and business ideas.
                      Our goal is to expand MedLife e.V. to an agile network across locations that cover the entire value chain in life sciences, from ideas up to the market-ready product.

                      Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH


                      Bioregion Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH
                      Location Heidelberg
                      Contact Person Dr. André H.R. Domin
                      R&D Focus Biotechnology, Pharma, organic electronics, environmental technology, printed electronics and IT
                      Selected Regional/Thematic Clusters/Competence Networks BMBF Spitzencluster Forum Organic Electronics im Heidelberger InnovationLab
                      BioRN Cluster Management GmbH
                      BioRN Network e.V.
                      BIO Deutschland, Berlin
                      Bundesverband Deutscher Innovations-, Technologie- und Gründerzentren e. V. (BVIZ), Berlin
                      Gesellschaft internationaler Wissenschaftsparks (IASP), Malaga, Spanien
                      Organisation der Biotechnologie-Industrie (BIO), Washington DC, USA
                      Number of companies in the BioRegion With an area of 80,000 m² and more than 90 companies and research facilities, the Heidelberg Technology Park is one of the most important biotechnology locations in Germany and one of the world's leading biotechnology centers.

                      The Techologiepark Heidelberg was founded in 1984 as the first science park in Germany with a life science focus. Through its growth in the fields of biotechnology, pharmatechnology, environmental technology, printed electronics, as well as IT, it has been able to expand into five locations. The Technologiepark supports the exchange between research and industry and spin-offs from science with the necessary infrastructure. By working closely with internationally active partners, it offers local businesses a large network. A further location, the 7000 m² Business Development Center Organic Electronics, will be opened in the Heidelberg Innovation Park in the middle of 2019.