Relieving the difficulties young entrepreneurs face in starting their own business: this is the objective promoted by the TechnologieZentrum Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH (TZL) since its founding in 1990. The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economics and the City of Ludwigshafen are the shareholders. The target group for TZL are persons who wish to found their own innovative technology-oriented firms. The range of services offered by TZL is specifically tailored to the needs of its clients and includes advisory services, renting, services and networking.
The initiative chem2biz, which has existed since 2004, and is run in cooperation with BASF SE, offers company founders and companies from the chemical-based sectors in chemistry, nanotechnology, pharmaceutics, new materials, biotechnology and processing technology special consulting and lease packages. BASF provides infrastructure in form of laboratories, technical and office spaces as well as technical services to firms at its Ludwigshafen production site.
The TechnologieZentrum handles the business support during the founding and growth phase. The clients profit from the experience and know-how of BASF, as well as the expertise of the TechnologieZentrum.
Year of establishment1990
Founding and development consultation
for technology and/or
renting of office space,
services (reception, post service,
seminar and meeting rooms),
infrastructure (Internet, beamer, fax, copier, franking machine, parking areas