A warm welcome to this internet site from the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe team. Thank you for your interest in our work. The following pages offer a brief insight into our philosophy, our network and services.
70 firms, most of which operate in the information technology sector, develop new processes and products and draw on the support of the Technologiefabrik. Other industries include automation technology, measurement and control technology, as well as biotechnology. More than 300 business start-ups have already been launched under the aegis of the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe. These new firms are successful - 97% have managed to enter the market and created, or safeguarded, around 6,000 jobs.
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The goal of the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe to ease the path of young, technology-oriented companies towards independence is achieved through cooperation with a series of other important establishments in the region.
The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe is supported by the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce and thus has its full backing in the area of business start-up consultancy.
Our cooperation with the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe offers the company founders several opportunities to make contact with established companies.
The L-Bank Baden-Württemberg has been on board as a competent partner since the foundation of the Technologiefabrik. The L-Bank performs a number of activities for company founders, both on behalf of the state of Baden-Württemberg and on its own initiative. The L-Bank thus operates various technology parks and centers itself, including the Technologiepark Karlsruhe.
After their time in the Technologiefabrik, the companies have a further chance of renting suitable premises in the Technologiepark. An excellent working relationship exists between the Technologiefabrik and the Technologiepark Karlsruhe.
The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe also cooperates with the Marketing Club Karlsruhe and the network "Gründer helfen Gründer e.V." (founders help founders). Close contacts also exist with the Cyber Forum and the Wirtschaftsförderung Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Business Development) as well as with the Bundesverband der mittelständischen Wirtschaft (German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses). The KIT (University of Karlsruhe and Research Center), the Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (Karlsruhe College for Technology and Economics), the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) (Research Center for Information Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute (ISI), the Fraunhofer Institute (IOSB) and the Fraunhofer Institute (ICT) are all in the catchment area of the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe. As a result, the Technologiefabrik also has the best contacts with these establishments.
The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe cooperates with the Senior Expert Service and "Senioren helfen Junioren" (seniors help juniors), and various companies as well as the FIZ Karlsruhe/STN International to support young companies in a variety of different areas.
The Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe is integrated in the network of technology centers in Baden-Württemberg (Verband der Baden-Württembergischen Technologie- und Gründerzentren e.V. – Association of Technology and Founder Centers in Baden-Württemberg) as well as in the Bundesverband der Innovations-, Technologie- und Gründerzentren in Deutschland (ADT e.V. – German Association of Innovation, Technology and Founder Centers in Germany) with its international connections.
Information on starting up businesses and business takeovers, provided by the state of Baden-Württemberg, can be called up in the portal newcome.de.
The goal of all the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe’s activities is to pave the way to independence for young, technology-oriented companies.
Technologiefabrik: Facts and Data (current status: 10/2012)
- 70 companies - over 400 employees - sales of approximately €200 million p. a.
Industry sectors: Technological services, software, multimedia, measurement and testing technology, electrical/electronic engineering, automation technology, environmental technology Total area: 18,000 m2 = 260 rooms, 200 of which for company founders and 60 rooms for research and education
Successes to date – since 1983
Business start-ups supported: approximately 300
Success rate: > 97 % = (8 cases of insolvency – since 1984)
Jobs created: approximately 6000
Accumulated tax reflux: approximately €12 million
(Share of trade tax and income tax)
The TechnologieRegion has the highest rate of start-ups in the state (technology-oriented start-ups)