HQ Program

HQ Program


HQ Program

Accelerate your startup at our Innovation Center

We select and support startups operating in healthcare, performance materials, life sciences, and other related business fields. With the final objective of partnering up with us, over the course of three months, we take your startup on a journey that will lead you to experience your Big Bang Moment.

Moreover, for the first time, selected startups will have the chance to extend their stay by joining our China Innovation Hub Accelerator in Shanghai.

Take a step towards becoming a multinational business and dive into our global network!

Your benefits: Collaborations and network

Partnership
Partnership

We are looking for strong business alliances and want to partner up with promising startups to build sustainable and successful business relationships.

Mentoring
Mentoring

Receive mentoring from members of Senior Management and our global network of over 50,000 experts.

Curriculum
Curriculum

Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by our Innovator Academy.

Makerspace
Makerspace

Use our rapid prototyping labs in our Makerspace.

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Events
Events

Inspirational events will connect your startup across a range of industries.

Funding
Funding

Kick off your startup project with seed funding of up to €50,000 and access our investor network.

Access the Chinese market
Access the Chinese market

Selected industry-ready startups will also have the chance to extend their stay by joining our China Innovation Hub Accelerator in Shanghai.

Community
Community

Team up with others facing the same challenges and build lifelong relationships.

Darmstadt

A bustling city in the heart of Germany

The Rhine-Main region is a culturally and economically vibrant region in Hesse, Germany. It is home to the metropolises of Frankfurt and the state capitals of Wiesbaden and Mainz. Darmstadt is a city well-accustomed to witnessing big developments in science and high-tech. The city is home to several renowned scientific and technological institutions, as well as many great discoveries in chemistry and physics. Darmstadt has also been named "Digital City" and "City of the Future" in recognition of its status as Germany's most promising digital location of the future.

7,100

Square meters of innovation space. The new Innovation Center opened in 2018 and spanning 6 floors.

3

Minutes walk to the nearest expert. You never have to look far for professional support at our company.

10

Teams under one roof. The program's capacity has expanded to accommodate up to 10 startups.

The City of Science The City of Science
The City of Science

Darmstadt is home to our headquarters

China Innovation Hub

Are you ready to access the Chinese market?

Following the headquarters program, selected startups could qualify to participate in our Accelerator extension in China. They will get guidance to access the Chinese Market, as well as insights on the local regulatory affairs and customers-base. The headquarters Accelerator Program is therefore complemented by a tailored Program in the China Innovation hub in Shanghai in which the startups will be able to choose curriculum and mentoring subjects, as well as trainings for localizing their business model in China and developing partnership strategies.

Start your journey in our headquarter in Darmstadt, Germany and use your chance to also get access to the Chinese market via us.

When & Where

The HQ Accelerator program just finished and in June we will open applications for the next Accelerator program in 2020 at our Innovation Center.

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