WISTA operates the Science and Technology Park Berlin Adlershof. Germany’s largest high-technology location and Berlin’s largest media location is embedded into an overall urban development concept, covering an area of 4.6 km².
WISTA also runs the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC) in Berlin’s City West. It is building the FUBIC technology and start-up centre in Berlin-Dahlem and has recently taken over marketing for the Cleantech Business Park Marzahn, an industrial estate. Commissioned by Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, it is also running the business office of the “Zukunftsorte” project.
Soon, WISTA will start building so-called Gewerbehöfe, backyard hubs for skilled trade businesses, where the skilled trades come together with advanced technology.
Energy projects Adlershof
Funded by the “Energy-efficient City” research initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy, WISTA is implementing concrete measures to improve local energy efficiency in cooperation with companies, energy providers, service providers, and research institutes. By doing so, we seek to create optimal conditions for sound business for existing and future companies and facilities.
- www.wista.de/energiestrategie/ (in German)
Campus network 5G / Smart City
WISTA is providing the Technology Park Adlershof with an ideal telecommunication infrastructure. In addition to public wi-fi, LoRaWAN, and 100-Gbit fibre-optic broadband, our 5G campus network is making sure Adlershof-based institutions work in a top-class environment. 5G is creating the potential for improving existing products and services and developing entirely new business models. Soon there will also be a 5G Lab, which will be an innovation hub as well as a showroom for 5G technologies. Anyone interested in these will be able to experience 5G technologies first-hand and test their own use cases.
The Technology Park’s continuous growth and the corresponding increase in traffic is restricting on-site mobility. For this reason, WISTA is developing concepts and measures that put the focus on flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability. Traffic and people flows are to better coordinated and managed through monitoring and the establishment of more sustainable systems.
Start-up teams can receive a monthly grant for one year. During this time, the participants are supported by experienced mentors and trained in founder-related workshops. The programme also includes free places in the coworking space IM.PULS and a free coaching budget of 2000 €.
The Health Network responds to all questions about physical and mental health in the workplace and facilitates access to a diverse range of health services. The Health Network is open to all managers and staff at companies, non-university and university research facilities at the Technology Park Adlershof and at CHIC. It also explicitly addresses small and medium-sized companies (SMUs).
- www.adlershof.de/gesund/ (in German)
All-Electric Quarter FUBIC
At the FUBIC innovation centre, WISTA is realising a model project. As an electricity-only project, it is to serve as proof that non-residential buildings including technology and laboratory facilities can meet all their energy needs using carbon-neutral and emissions-free electricity. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and will serve as a blueprint for other quarters all over Germany.