We are part of a strong network within the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region and foster a fertile ecosystem for research in the life sciences.
BioRN is the science and industry cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region around Heidelberg, one of Germany’s strongest biotech hubs. It is a non-profit network fostering health innovations and serving its members by creating a rich translational ecosystem as well as promoting, representing and connecting the regional innovation stakeholders. The BioRN Network association connects science and business. It promotes the development of the biotech region into one of the leading life science clusters in Europe.
BioMed X has been part of the BioRN Network since 2013.
Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is the oldest university in Germany and one of the most research-intensive institutions in Europe. Its success in the strategy of excellence, and its positions in internationally recognized rankings underpin the leading role and excellent reputation of Heidelberg University in the science and research landscape. When training students and promoting young academics, Ruperto Carola focuses on research-based teaching and structured doctoral training.
DKFZ is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers. In over 90 divisions and research groups, the more than 3,000 employees, of which more than 1,200 are scientists, are investigating the mechanisms of cancer, are identifying cancer risk factors and are trying to find strategies to prevent people from getting cancer.They are developing novel approaches to make tumor diagnosis more precise and treatment of cancer patients more successful.PostDocs of BioMed X are invited to participate in activities of the DKFZ PostDoc Network, such as networking events and scientific workshops.
Since October 2015, BioMed X and DKFZ PostDoc Network regularly host a scientific networking event, the “Lunch Talk Series”.
EMBL Enterprise Management Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM) is an affiliate and the commercial arm of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Established in 1999, EMBLEM identifies, protects and commercializes the intellectual property developed in the EMBL-world, from EMBL-alumni and from third parties. EMBLEM facilitates and accelerates the transfer of innovative technology from basic research to industry by working closely with industrial partners spanning the biotech, pharmaceutical, IT and engineering markets to develop new diagnostics, drugs, therapies, machines and devices.
Within its 80,000 square meters of rental space at five different locations, with more than 80 local companies and research facilities, Heidelberg Technology Park is one of Germany’s most important biotechnology centers and a world leader. The recently-opened fifth site is part of Heidelberg’s new Bahnstadt district, where housing and high-tech go hand in hand in an attractive neighborhood. The Skylabs facility offers 20,000 square meters of flexible office and laboratory space.
The German Scholars Organization e.V. (GSO) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2003 by German scholars and company representatives. The GSO’s central role is to support scholars interested in an academic or non-academic career in Germany through individual career counseling and innovative funding programs. In addition to the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund, the GSO runs a Leadership Academy for postdocs abroad in cooperation with the Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH and other partners. Joint funding programmes with the Carl Zeiss Foundation and the Dr. Wilhelmy Foundation support German universities in the appointment of scientists from abroad.