BioPark Regensburg GmbH: A Bavarian Success Story

In Prognos studies, Regensburg has been named one of the strongest growing and most dynamic municipalities in Germany for many years. Innovative industrial com­­panies such as BMW, Osram, Infineon, Continental, Siemens or GE Aviation have settled here. 31,000 young people study at the university and the Regensburg Uni­versity of Applied Sciences (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg), which shares a university campus with the university hospital and district clinical centre. A significant driver of this development was and is the active municipal business development. BioPark Regensburg GmbH was founded in 1999 as an enterprise of the City of Regensburg with the objective of establishing biotech­nology as a new business sector at the lo­­cation and in the region and offering com­­mercial laboratory space.

Today, the BioPark and BioRegio Regens­­­­burg have developed into the second-lar­g­­est life science cluster and centre in Ba­­­varia (after Munich), with 48 companies and 3,369 employees. Currently, 36 com­­­­panies and institutions with 600 em­ploy­­ees occupy 18,000 square metres of space. In the last 15 years, 24 start-up teams were supported in the region and 496 mil­­lion euros was secured, of which 116 million euros is venture capital and 245 million euros is equity.

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  1. Address

    Josef-Engert-Straße 13 / BioPark III
    93053 Regensburg
    Tel +49 941 920 46-0
    Fax +49 941 920 46-24
    t.diefenthal@biopark-regensburg.de
    www.bioregio-regensburg.de

  2. Management

     Dr. Thomas Diefenthal

  3. Year of establishment

    1999

  4. Business activity

    Biotechnology
    Life science cluster and centre on 18,000 square metres