Relocation and Expansion in the German capital Region

The German capital region has an international reputation for its excellence in healthcare and life sciences. In recent years, many international companies have decided to open a new location here, while many of the companies already based in Berlin-Brandenburg have grown and expanded continually.

The HealthCapital cluster management, through its teams at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, and the Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation (WFBB) provides support with free services for foreign companies looking for a new location and companies that want to continue to grow in the region.

Whether it is the search for a suitable location, information on financing, or the search for talents and cooperation partners, we support national and international companies in the healthcare industry and life sciences.



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Berlin-Brandenburg has been the location for healthcare companies in Germany for years. We at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology support companies that are interested in locating in Berlin with numerous . Berlin offers a diverse and strong local ecosystem. You can find more about this in our Life Science Report. In the Directory and in the Business atlas you can quickly find the important players, such as companies, universities or institutes.

My special tip applies to the topic “Computational Biology”. This topic is becoming increasingly important for the healthcare industry. The spectrum of applications ranges from automated image evaluation to the identification of target molecules in drug research. You will not only find competent cooperation partners in this field in the capital region, but also well-trained graduates and experienced workers. A brief description as well as an overview of the relevant players in this field can be found here. Are you considering coming to Berlin and need support with relocating and setting up a business? – Talk to me! I look forward to receiving your message.


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Are you looking for qualified professionals in Berlin?

You can publish your job offers on our website. Right after registering you as an employer on our Berlin focused job platform you can start. Let us know once you have published a job add there – we then can promote your jobs on our social media channels on Facebook , LinkedIn and Instagram. Our job portal informs about any Berlin-based job and we promote this platform on national or international job fairs to any Berlin-interested professionals and talents.

Furthermore with the Business Immigration Service, we provide support in the application process for work and residence permits for foreign specialists, which you can adjust for your own needs. Talk to us as early in the process as possible, so that we can help organize the best possible support for the institutions involved.
If you need more suppport with any aspects of talents and recruitment - talk to us! We look forward to receiving your message.


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Relocating to a new city can be tricky, both from a business as from a private perspective.

Our Talent Services team has put together a great landing page with an overview on the main aspects to consider when arriving and living in Berlin, such as visa, health insurance, learning German, housing, international day cares/ schools, etc.
And also from a business perspective we have you covered: Our business location center offers a series of HOW TO Session videos on topics such as setting up a business in Berlin, Berlin public funding overview, etc.
And then you can always contact us relocation managers for more details and further questions.
Looking forward to getting in touch and assisting you in setting up your business in Berlin.


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The decision to relocate to a new city which provides the suitable environment to grow a business is not easy. To make the decision easier for you, we’ve gathered the key facts that you need to decide for Berlin:
Lots of startups in one place are an indicator for a suitable breeding ground. In Berlin every year, more than 500 startups are founded. Read here about starting up in Berlin. It is easy to get financing in Berlin because much money is flowing into startups. For example, the range of programs offered by Investitionsbank Berlin covers the founding and growth phases of startups with grants, loans and equity investments. You will find a comprehensive overview of funding possibilities here: Backing in Berlin.
Berlin offers a very good startup infrastructure: The Startup Heatmap Europe 2022 puts Berlin in first place, ahead of London and Barcelona.
Berlin is an international talent pool and one of the most attractive cities for young professionals.
You can always contact our relocation managers for more details and further questions.
So, what are you waiting for? We are looking forward to getting in touch and assisting you in setting up your business in Berlin.



Infrastructure makes the difference

A well connected and effective infrastructure, a high density of research and development as well as close networking are of great value not only to founders. Within the successful healthcare and life sciences cluster Berlin-Brandenburg, these include numerous technology parks in the region. The parks offer optimal space including state of the art laboratories to start-up and grown-up companies. 

With a total of eight technology parks in the life sciences, HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg is unique in Germany in terms of size and diversity:
These include the Berlinbiotechpark Charlottenburg, the Biopark Luckenwalde, the Campus Berlin-Buch, the Innovation Park Wuhlheide, the GO:IN Innovation and Start-up Center in the Potsdam Science Park in Golm, the Innovation Forum Hennigsdorf and the Science and Business Location Adlershof (WISTA). These parks provide a total of about 250,000 square meters.

To meet the strong demand for space of growing companies in the metropolitan region and to increase the attractiveness for start-ups in the life sciences, several expansions of the centers and new space offers for founders are already being implemented or planned.


The BerlinBioCube on the Campus Berlin-Buch  opened this year as a new start-up center on October 11th and creates space for up to 400 new jobs. Flexible and modern laboratory office space is offered on a total of 8.000 square meters. The start-up center is already the fourth construction phase in the BiotechPark and will host start-ups in the fields of innovative therapies and diagnostics.

Also, the Potsdam Science Park in Potsdam-Golm is expanding: Upcoming laboratory complexes will provide 78,000 square meters of rental space for startups and companies from life sciences and biotechnology in the immediate vicinity of the 7 hectares of commercial properties at the new Technology Campus.

The FUBIC Innovation Center (Business and Innovation Center next to the Free University Campus) is currently being built in the direct environment of FU Berlin. It will be equipped with offices, co-working space, and laboratories for up to 85 start-ups and young companies from the life sciences, healthcare and IT sectors.

Complementing these expansions, new, highly specialized sites are being built, such as SEE:LAB – a competence center for biomaterials on the Campus Teltow-Seehof – with over 2,000 square meters. Currently, 55% of the building, which opened in late 2022, is leased. By the end of 2023, 75-80% is expected. Together with Hereon Helmholtz Zentrum, a start-up ecosystem is being developed in the life sciences and bioeconomy sectors.

The Chemical Invention Factory at the Technical University of Berlin plans to host faculty spin-offs in the future. The mission of CIF is to boost start-up activities based on the excellence of the chemical sciences in the Berlin region. Being located at the University’s campus in the middle of Berlin, CIF is offering early-stage teams the necessary laboratory- and office-space as well as access to ecosystem-partners such as mentors, coaches, funding and public authorities.


Related links:

HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg


Potsdam Science Park


SEE:LAB (only in German)

Chemical Invention Factory