Strategy & Mission

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In the past 20 years, the BioRN Cluster established a very strong life science ecosystem within the Rhine-Main-Neckar region. As a bio-medical research and industry cluster; BioRN is dedicated to the development of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region into one of the world-leading life science cluster. The region counts on a rich startup ecosystem, international public and private investments and attracts top global talent.


Initiatives to bridge the regional innovation stakeholders
> Representation of innovation stakeholders in BioRN panels
> Public relations – Promote news, activities and successes of all stakeholders
> Monthly BioRN Lounges
> BioRN Annual Conference
> Thematic workshops held for and by BioRN members
> International network: Health Axis Europe


Initiatives to promote the applied biosciences in the region
> Lobbying for the life science region (see also HD Incubator and HeiDelberg Discovery)
> Lobbying for new sources of project funding
> Public relations –promote cluster and its members
> Attract high profile (international) events in the region (DBT, Science Match; Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft etc.)



Leveraging the unique combination of global pharma and leading innovators in our network and nurturing the regional startup ecosystem

HAEP (Health Axis Europe Partnering)

Tailored matching between global companies and innovators
> Custom fit connection: HAEP provides tailored project and technology scouting
> Critical mass: HAEP sources technologies from a large international network of innovators
> Reach: HAEP enables innovation pitches in front of high-level decision makers of global players Critical mass through HAE
-Validation phase ongoing-

HeiDelberg Discovery

Accelerate academic research to the clinic
> Committed translational funding and drug discovery expertise for novel life science technologies
> Joint investment industry and academia supported by public funding
> Expressions of interest from BioRN members welcome
-Conception phase ongoing-

HD Incubator

> To create the next generation of powerhouse biotech companies by providing innovators with the space and resources to test, challenge, and nurture early stage ideas
> To create a bio-innovation ecosystem that fosters collegial interactions among industry, investors, government, and academia
> Open to all innovators in our network
-Conception phase ongoing-