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Business development and support for companies in Berlin Adlershof

Test Adlershof: Our Business Welcome Packages for international start-ups

Off to a Flying Start

Are you excited about Berlin’s tech scene? Are you thinking about relocating? We will provide you with affordable and tailored support during a one- to three-month test run.

Flexible Modules

  • Modern office in one of our founder houses
  • Assistance in finding an apartment for the time of your stay
  • Initial support: what opportunities do the WISTA sites offer?
  • Identifying your market chances in our technology fields
  • Identifying and connecting you to potential partners for cooperation
  • Participation in relevant networking events
  • Showcase your company in our online media
  • Initial support with financing and funding opportunities

Adlershof for Start-ups: Financing and Funding Support

Have you founded a new business or do you plan to do so? We will be at your side as your personal advisor for developing a fi nancing strategy and acquiring capital and public funds.

What we offer

  • Initial support with company funding and funding opportunities in Berlin
  • Support with selecting tailored funding programmes
  • Joint development and validation of a financing strategy
  • Contact with funding institutions, banks, business angels and venture capital as well as cooperation partners and strategic investors
  • Analysis and optimisation of funding applications, business plans and pitch presentations

We are also happy to share information on additional offers from the following partners in our network:
Berlin Partner, Investitionsbank Berlin, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and many more.

Matchmaking in Adlershof: Networking Events

For SMEs, established industrial companies and innovative start-ups looking for cooperation, we offer a wide range of event formats:

Pitching Event

Are you an established company looking to get in contact with innovative start-ups? Are you looking to be inspired and to benefit from the creativity of young companies? Or are you a start-up wanting to cooperate with experienced industrial companies? We will find the right partners for you and bring you together during a pitch event.

Flexible Modules:

  • Pitching events on your technology topics
  • Company tours (“Tech Tour”)
  • Start-up poster session
  • Speed dating / matching

Impact Day

Are you aiming to find partners to cooperate with your company? Tailored to your needs? Together, we will find the right company for you. Impact Day (which can last up to two days) will give you the opportunity to go through your questions directly with potential partners.

Flexible Modules:

  • Presentation of yourself and your questions
  • Poster session
  • Pitching session
  • Parallel workshops tailored to your questions
  • Business lunch
  • One-on-one meetings with select companies
  • Company tours (“Tech Tour”)

Technology Day

Are you looking to innovate your areas of expertise? Are you looking for entrepreneurs and researchers to develop novel solutions together? Our Technology Day helps you gain extensive insight into our technology fields and get together with interesting partners for cooperation.

Flexible Modules:

  • Presentations of the Adlershof Science Park’s key technology fields
  • Presentations of specific topics and issues of your choice
  • Lectures and panel discussions
  • Business lunch
  • Poster session
  • Speed dating / Cooperation networking

Business Coaching and Networking in Adlershof: A² Accelerator

Accelerated success with fresh ideas

Experienced industrial companies and start-ups jointly realise pilot projects and new business ideas. The companies will be given access to new, innovative ideas, products and solutions. Our A² Accelerator programmes focus on specific industries. They last five months. Each programme includes three to six industry partners and up to ten start-ups.

Benefits for start-ups

Are you a young company? Are you aiming for fast growth? Our A² Accelerator provides you with unique opportunities. Pilot projects with experienced industrial companies will help you quickly realise your business ideas without giving up company shares.

What we offer:

  • Sharing of industry knowledge
  • Access to networks and contacts
  • Selection of coaches, throughout of a coaching and training programme
  • Support and advice during the entire programme
  • Desk at our co-working space free of charge
  • Reimbursement for project costs of up to 10,000 euro

Benefits for experienced companies

Are you an experienced company looking for fresh, innovative ideas and new products? Let our A² Accelerator inspire you. Benefit from the creativity of start-ups and jointly realise pilot projects and new business ideas.

What we offer:

  • Identifying start-ups that meet your requirements
  • Organisation of the application process, including preselecting start-ups
  • Moderated presentation of start-ups at a pitch day as well as support and advice during the selection process
  • Selection of coaches, organisation of a coaching and training programme
  • Continuous support of start-ups during the programme

Establishing in Adlershof: Business Location Package

Support for innovative start-ups and established technology businesses offered by the Center Management

Are you going to settle in Adlershof? We support you in selecting the right property and offer comprehensive consulting services.

What we offer

  • Consultancy services: introductory meetings / expert reports / flexible contracts / tenant development / cubic capacity reports and architectural drawings / advice on financing and funding / project development / support with obtaining permits
  • Spaces for rent: high-quality infrastructure with flexible office, laboratory, workshop and production spaces, communal facilities and services for technology and start-up centres
  • Plots: a range of infrastructure-ready plots with versatile use profiles and planning permissions

Benefit from Adlershof: Special conditions for established companies


Business Development

Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin
+49 30 6392-2230
+49 30 6392-2204

Dr. Jan-Juan Hiemer
Executive Manager Business Support

+49 30 6392-2378
+49 30 6392-2204

Dr. Peer Ambrée
Executive Manager Technology Centres and Incubators, Authorized Officer

+49 30 6392-4754
+49 30 6392-2235


Adlershof Special 49
Smart and networked: Cooperations in the Technology Park. April 2018
Business Support
Services for companies and start-ups offered by the WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH