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Region Münster

The association supports the development of the region into a leading European, bioanalytic location with a focus on nano-bioanalytic.

• Nano-Bioanalytics
• Health Sector
• Competence Network

BioCologne e.V.

Region Cologne

BioCologne promotes the transfer of ideas, knowledge, and technology of the life-science into practice.

• Biotechnology
• Bioscience
• Knowledge Transfer

BioIndustry e.V.

Ruhr Area & East Westphalia

The focus of all activities of BioIndustry is the support of biotechnology in all applications.

• Promotion of Biotechnology
• Service-Network
• Industry Meeting

BioRiver e.V.

Cologne/ Dusseldorf

BioRiver is the industry association for the biotechnology and life sciences sectors in the Rhineland metropolitan region.

• Biotechnology and Life Sciences
• Industry Association
• Innovation and Start-ups

MedLife e.V.

Region Aachen

MedLife e.V. aims to strengthen the Aachen region supra-regionally as an innovative location for the health industry, medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and analytics.

• Life Science
• Industry Network
• Support of Start-ups

Regional competence networks

Förderverein Biotechnologie NRW e.V.


We are committed to the development of new drugs and diagnostics. Our goal is to promote biotechnology in North Rhine-Westphalia.

• Biotechnology
• Biopharmaceuticals
• Medical Engineering



The LifeScienceNet Düsseldorf  – an initiative of the Life Science Center  Düsseldorf, the Chamber of Commerce Düsseldorf and the state capital Düsseldorf – is a communication and cooperation platform for science and business.

• Cooperation Network
• Technology Transfer
• Start-up Support


(Bioeconomy Science Center)


The BioSC is a competence center for bioeconomy research, founded by RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, HHU Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

• Integrated Bioeconomy Reserach
• Technologies & Concepts
• Education

Stem Cell Network NRW


The Stem Cell Network NRW brings together stem cell research activities in North Rhine-Westphalia using a transdisciplinary approach and interconnects them nationally and globally.

• Research
• Dialogue
• Translation

National associations

BIO Deutschland e.V.


As national biotechnology industry association, we represent the interests of our members in politics, connect players and promote biotechnology.

• Biotechnology
• Companies
• Framework

vfa bio


vfa bio seeks to exploit the therapeutic and economic potential of biotechnology to make Germany the leading biotech location in Europe.

• Medical Biotechnology
• Biopharmaceuticals:  Original products and Biosimilars
• Orphan Drugs

Institutions in NRW



NRW.BANK is Germany’s biggest state promotional bank. It supports its owner, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in its structural and economic policy tasks.

• Funding
• Business Promotion
• Start-up funding



As partner of the Enterprise Europe Network we support small and medium sized companies in North Rhine-Westphalia on their way to sustainable growth. #EENCanHelp

• Access2Markets
• Access2Partners
• Access2Finance

NRW.Global Business GmbH

NRW and worldwide

NRW.Global Business supports you in entering new markets, networking with international business partners or assists your investment projects in NRW.



• Foreign trade promotion from one source
• Partner for a successful settlement in NRW
• Partner for the development of new foreign markets



Your direct access to one of the largest innovation networks in NRW.

• Innovation Network
• Know-how Transfer
• Innovation & Digitalization Consulting



ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a public-private partnership with around 60 employees and the agency for innovation and European affairs of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

• NRW and Europe
• Funding
• Strategic Innovation Consulting

International institutions


(BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster)


A strong partnership for a sustainable bio economy in the trilateral region of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands, and Flanders.

• Cross-border initiative
• Biobased and circular economy
• Transformation of the chemical industry



CLIB is a professional networker in industrial biotechnology, across disciplines, regions &
nations; bringing together the expertise needed to create sustainable products & processes.

• Biotechnology
• Bioeconomy
• Open Innovation

EIT Health


We bring together the brightest minds from the worlds of business, research, education and healthcare delivery to answer some of the biggest health challenges facing Europe.

• Network
• Innovation
• Healthy-ageing



EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, is the recognised voice of the European biotech community championing world-class solutions for society’s challenges.

• Biotechnology
• Life Science
• European Union