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Local Ecosystem

Heidelberg Technology Park

The Heidelberg Technology Park is a science park and part of the Ruprecht-Karls-University campus. Effective joint projects can be realized through the cooperation of national research centers and international companies.

Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region (MRN)

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is democratically legitimised and represents the centre of political decision-making in the European Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhine-Neckar has more than 70.000 member companies. It informs and advices on all relevant economic matters and works as a platform for the exchange of experiences.

BIOPRO Baden-Wuerttemberg

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH provides targeted support to research institutions and companies in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors.

CI3 – Cluster of individualized immune intervention

CI3 is a Cluster for Individualized ImmuneIntervention and was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Spitzencluster).

Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg

International Ecosystem

Leuven Inc.

Leuven.Inc's mission is to build a permanent bridge between knowledge centers, high-tech entrepreneurs, enterprises and their socio-economic partners. Through its networking events Leuven.Inc aims at creating a communication platform where young starters, scientists and technology growth companies meet and knowledge and expertise are shared. It has become a network of members with areas of expertise ranging from micro electronics, engineering, health and medical research, to ICT, life sciences, food and materials and many more. CD3 discovers new small molecule drugs in order to bridge the gap between innovative biomedical research emerging from academic institutions or SMEs and the pharmaceutical industry.


Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus brings together brilliant researchers and daring entrepreneurs to form one of the world's leading locations for medical and biomedical research. As well as the buildings occupied by tenant companies, the campus and surrounding area are home to a specialized referral, clinical and general hospital, a network of specialized clinics, a renowned university faculty specializing in health, medicine, and life sciences, and a leading faculty for psychology and neurosciences. As well as providing facilities and an ecosystem geared to the specialist needs of medical researchers and medical start-ups, the campus offers easy access to world-leading imaging and analysis technologies. It also aims to facilitate research into cardiovascular disease and new applications of electrical pulsing technology.

EIT Health

EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the foundations of healthcare and thus promote the future conditions for healthier living and wellbeing of people across Europe.

International Commercialization Alliance (ICA)

Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence`s (OCE) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), the International Commercialization Forum is a unique gathering of global thought leaders and practitioners from academia, business, government and industry all focusing on building robust, sustainable companies that are based on the results of publicly funded research.