The Berlin-Brandenburg region offers outstanding development potential and ideal conditions for the biotech industry. In a scientific environment that is unique in Europe, research and development is taking place at five universities, three universities of applied sciences and in more than 20 research institutes with a total of 350 work groups. More than half of the over 190 biotech companies are spin-offs of the universities and research institutes. Equipped with six biotechnology parks and a well-developed expertise in the focus areas proteomics and genomics, drug discovery and development, molecular diagnostics, regenerative medicine and industrial biotechnology the Berlin-Brandenburg region has established itself as a top industry location in Europe.
BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg is the central contact and coordination office for all issues concerning biotechnology in the German Capital Region. The region stands for its unique research and clinical landscape as well as the ability to closely link and network the major players in the life sciences and healthcare cluster. The many technology parks and networks in the various branches of modern biotechnology create the excellent infrastructure and technological support that characterize the Berlin-Brandenburg biotech area.
As a network node BioTOP offers support and information concerning all questions in biotechnology – quickly and outcome-oriented. It is the objective to coordinate all regional activities in biotechnology by networking with all key players and to initiate specific projects in order to extend the region’s leading position in biotechnology and life sciences worldwide.
Our target groups
The target groups are universities, research institutes, start-ups, SMEs, service providers, investors and politicians.
- Technology transfer between science and industry
- nitiation and support of networks
- Support for technology-oriented start-ups
- Funding support for innovative project concepts
- Providing and presenting biotechnology information
- Building and coordinating of scientific and interdisciplinary networks
- Establishing contacts between experts from all disciplines
- Organization of events and seminars
- Public Relations work for the biotechnology region
BioTOP is a joint initiative of the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg in the TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH and part of the regional healthcare industries cluster HealthCapital.