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Future creators in the historical industrial estate

Success stories of young technology companies in Berlin-Oberschöneweide:

Young technology companies are bringing together the analogue with the digital world, creating the basis for future industries. In Oberschöneweide, this brings back memories of the time when Berlin’s industrial heart…


Firmly rooted in the district

HTW Berlin, the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics, focuses on knowledge transfer, exchange and cooperation in Treptow-Köpenick:

How do new shops affect the number of pedestrians and cars? How many cyclists really use a new bike path? Does a lower speed limit manage to curtail fine dust pollution? These are key issues for environmental agencies…


FUBIC provides an ideal infrastructure for start-ups, spin-offs and established companies

Interview with project manager Jörg Israel about the new innovation campus in a scientific environment:

Up to 80 start-ups will move into the former US military hospital on Fabeckstrasse in Berlin-Dahlem by 2022. The hospital, which was built by the Allies in the 1970s, will be refurbished for this purpose. Built and…


Upwind for Dahlem-based start-ups

The vicinity of Freie Universität and research institutions in the southwest of Berlin is attractive for business start-ups:

Every year, 25 new companies spin off from Free University Berlin. Only very few base their operations close to the university. Soon, it will be possible to turn the ideas created at the university and the many nearby…


FUBIC: an innovative, all-electric model project

The energy supply of the future innovation centre FUBIC will be based on a so-called all-electric system, powered solely by electricity from renewable sources:

The special feature of an all-electric building is that even the heating is powered by electricity. ‘Implementation of an all-electric estate is challenging,’ explains Beate Mekiffer, ‘especially if your goal is to…


From founders to entrepreneurs

Interview with Lars Hansen, the head of CHIC:

The Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC is now home to nearly 60 start-ups. The building complex close to Berlin’s Ernst-Reuter-Platz is part of Berlin Campus Charlottenburg, one of the largest inner-city university…


The more you know, the more you grow

Start-ups Xploraytion and eGovCD market highly specific knowledge at CHIC:

Despite their wildly different business ideas, the two Berlin-based start-ups Xploraytion and eGovCD have more in common than just being sixth-floor neighbours at the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC. Both…


Charlottenburg Innovation Centre is looking forward to new young companies

Eight-year incubation period ended with successful departure of the first founder generation:

2019 saw a turning point at the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC). Young companies are eligible to stay there for eight years. Now that CHIC’s first eight-year period expired, some companies, including Virtenio…


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