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HQ Program

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

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

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

Makerspace
Use our rapid prototyping labs in our Makerspace.

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

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

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
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 SQM

of innovation space. Opened in 2018 and spanning 6 floors, the new Innovation Center offers five times more space than our previous building. It contains a Co-Creation Space, a coffee shop, a Re-Creation Area, an entire library for market research, and much more.

3 MINS WALK

to the nearest expert. You never have to look far for for professional support from us. Bringing our specialists and startup talents together under one roof means that we can work together to focus on effective support and collaboration.

10 TEAMS

under one roof. The program's capacity has expanded to accommodate up to 10 startups. Surrounded by our in-house innovation facilitators, the teams will have access to various internal projects and networking events.

The City of Science
Darmstadt is home to our HQ
China Innovation Hub
Are you ready to access the Chinese market?

Following the HQ program, selected startups could qualify to participate in the 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 HQ 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.

When & Where

The HQ Accelerator program application phase is running from July until September 2018.
The HQ Accelerator intake will take place from January until April 2019 (3 months at the Innovation Center).

Are you a startup operating in the fields of healthcare, performance materials, life sciences, and other related business fields?
Then apply now via the pink button below!

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