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Service Companies

CaptchaAd GmbH

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CaptchaAd GmbH is a specialized marketer and technical provider of interactive moving-image advertising. The award-winning founding idea was to replace Captchas, which are used for SPAM-protection, with video advertising in combination with a question about the video clip. Nowadays, CaptchaAds are also implemented in interaction processes as well as a substitute for paywalls and prerolls.

CipSoft GmbH

CipSoft GmbH is an independent developer and publisher of online games for various platforms. The company, which was founded in 2001 and is based in Regensburg, has 70 employees. The developer's main focus is on online games as well as on games for mobile phones. The portfolio of the successful software developer includes the mmorpg Tibia, one of the most successful online games in Europe.

evopro systems engineering AG

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Evopro system engineering AG is an engineering company with about 80 employees. We develop high quality standard applications, customized solutions and technologies in the fields of automation, mechatronics, software, media solutions, electronics and test engineering for our industrial customers in various industries.

HE Space Operations GmbH

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HE Space is a thriving privately-owned company specialised in manpower support for space agencies and the space industry. Our company has made significant contributions to all the major European space programmes. We have offices in Germany (Bremen, Darmstadt & Munich), the Netherlands and the USA.

ILF Consulting Engineers

ILF Consulting Engineers

ILF Consulting Engineers offer their clients comprehensive engineering and consulting services throughout the project cycle. Since its early days when ILF was primarily involved in design services, the company has continuously extended its scope of activities. Today, ILF renders all design and consulting services required for the development and realization of complex industrial and infrastructure projects. Depending on requirements, ILF also works as the owner's engineer as well as for contractors, banks and investors. ILF's services encompass consultancy, design and planning, procurement, construction supervision, start-up, project management and special services.

infoteam Software AG

infoteam Software AG has been developing software solutions and systems since 1983. The company is the provider of choice when it comes to reliable and intuitive operating concepts based on the very latest technology. Software solutions by infoteam Software AG are in use around the world across numerous sectors such as industry, building automation, manufacturers of medical devices and laboratory automation. Structured processes for software development and testing, validation and verification, particularly in safety-critical environments and those regulated by standards, complete the portfolio. The company currently employs 170 people at its head office in Bubenreuth near Erlangen, in Dortmund, Stäfa on the lake of Zurich (Switzerland) and in Beijing (China).

M Plan GmbH

As a partner to OEMs, system suppliers and suppliers, M Plan is one of the leading German specialists in the area of mobility engineering. With its focus on the business segments Product Development, Production Technology and Body Shell Lines, M Plan supports the entire automotive production process. More than 550 highly qualified people work at our eight branches and two “Centers of Competence” (CoC) across Germany.

NÜRNBERGER Versicherungsgruppe

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NÜRNBERGER (website in German) is a prime insurer of families and of SMEs and a leading provider of pension plans for occupational groups. NÜRNBERGER owes this position to the succession of innovative products and services it has created. These offerings have given the insurer an excellent reputation and strong positions in emerging and high-promise fields on its market in Germany.

omegaconsulting GmbH

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omegaconsulting GmbH (website in German) - With our special sense of synergy we bring together what fits together. For our clients we are looking for motivated and highly qualified succession candidates and entrepreneurs, like with international experience.

PCO Innovation Germany GmbH

Founded in 2000, PCO Innovation is the largest independent international service group specializing in the field of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). PCO Innovation counts over 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150 clients in 30 countries in a wide range of industries.

SOGECLAIR Aerospace GmbH

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SOGECLAIR Aerospace GmbH, as part of SOGECLAIR Aerospace, is a major partner in engineering, a prime contractor for the aerospace industry and preferred engineering supplier for EADS. With 1000 highly qualified people, SOGECLAIR Aerospace relies on a variety of different partnership models and sites to ensure its development.

SR Huebner & Kollegen

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SR Huebner & Kollegen is a law firm specializing in the legal protection of intellectual property rights. Its expertise is trusted by some of the world’s largest technology companies, by leading innovative medium-sized firms and by renowned research establishments. Furthermore it is one of the few law firms in Europe that are actively engaged in the field of nanotechnology patents.

Stadtwerke München GmbH

Stadtwerke München

With its energy supply, outstanding services, integrated local public transport system and many public swimming pools, Stadtwerke München (SWM) makes an enormous contribution to the standard of living in Munich. Our customers – whether private customers, medium-sized companies or global players - receive all necessary infrastructure services from one reliable partner which offers total dependability and competitive prices.


TWT is one of the innovators among the engineering service providers. We develop and optimize methods, tools and practical solutions for our customers in the fields of Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare and Energy. Our range of services covers the areas of Engineering, IT, Consulting, and positions itself around the product development process. In addition, TWT is involved in national and international research projects.

Research Facilities

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

DLR is Germany’s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Energy, Transport and Security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme by the German federal government.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

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Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Helmholtz Zentrum München is the German Research Center for Environmental Health. It investigates important common diseases which develop from the interaction of lifestyle, environmental factors and personal genetic background, focusing particularly on diabetes mellitus and chronic lung diseases.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft e.V.

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The Max Planck Society stands for excellent basic research in the life sciences, natural sciences and humanities. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 17 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide.

Advocacy Groups

Automation Valley Northern Bavaria

The Automation Valley Northern Bavaria (website in German) is an initiative of more than 230 North Bavarian companies and institutions from the field of automation technology. About 40.000 people work in this field in North Bavaria. The initiative is coordinated through the IHK's in Aschaffenburg, Bayreuth, Coburg, Nuremberg, Würzburg-Schweinfurt and Regensburg-Amberg. It aims at strengthening the competitive ability as well as the innovative energy of North Bavarian automation technology.

Bayerischer Industrie- und Handelskammertag BIHK e.V.

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There are few business locations in Germany as attractive as the region of Munich and Bavaria. The Bavarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BCCI),(website in German) has made promoting the variety of business lines and the healthy mix of small, mid-sized and large companies in the region its job. With over 946,000 member companies and nearly 52,000 volunteer company representatives, it is the largest economic organization in Bavaria.


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BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH has been entrusted with the task of cluster management for the biotechnology industry in Munich and Bavaria. It is the first point of contact for biotechnology companies and start-ups in the Munich region. BioM is sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH

Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH

The companies and research institutions of the Bavarian chemical industry are linked via Chemie-Cluster Bayern. As part of the Bavarian State Government’s cluster initiative, it promotes product and process innovations for new, usually international markets. The cluster doesn't just provide management of cross-industry alliances, it also co-ordinates fundraising, takes over progress monitoring and provides project-related transfer services when required.

Cluster Mechatronik & Automation e.V.

Cluster Mechatronik & Automation e.V. connects knowledge originating from the disciplines mechanics, electronics and computer sciences. Mechatronic innovations are especially important for producing companies in Bavaria. Within its business segments communication, transfer and qualification the cluster offers economy and science a platform to cooperate actively. The cluster’s business activities include information and consulting services, research and transfer initiatives as well as offers concerning qualification and efforts securing availability of qualified staff.

Dual Career Netzwerk Nordbayern

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The Dual Career Network Northern Bavaria (website in German) is a consortium of 19 research institutions in the area of Northern Bavaria. The aim of the network members is to recruit and retain top executives in science, who intend to relocate the center of their life to northern Bavaria. For this purpose, they have made it their mission to optimize the conditions of work-life balance.

Europäische Metropolregion München e. V.

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The Association “Europäische Metropolregion München“ (EMM e.V.) is an open and interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation platform. Under the Association’s leadership players from the worlds of the economy, science, politics and society, work together for a positive development within the Munich Metropolitan Region.

evobis GmbH

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In Munich and Southern Bavaria, evobis is the first address for company formation, financing and acceleration. Evobis supports ambitious entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups to reach their goal: from a preliminary business case with high potential to a thriving, accelerating company. It is supported by public and private stakeholders as well as by universities and academic research facilities.

Invest in Bavaria

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Invest in Bavaria, the Business Promotion Agency of the Free State of Bavaria, supports German and international companies from a range of sectors to find the ideal location to set up and /or expand their operations in Bavaria. Invest in Bavaria, established in 1999, offers companies a wealth of services for all stages of setting up a business in the state, from the planning phase, through the search for and selection of a location, to implementation.

Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH

Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH

The Cluster Nanotechnology cross-links nanotechnology competences from the economy, politics, science and education. By this means, we promote technology transfer and the intensive cooperation of actors in the area of nanotechnology in Bavaria and beyond. With more than 100 partners from industry and research we form a strong competence network and shape the future.

Umweltcluster Bayern e.V.

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The Umweltcluster Bayern is a network of the Bavarian economy and science in the field of environmental technology. It follows the aim of actively strengthening the Bavarian environmental economy, in particular their innovation capacities and further internationalization, through cooperations straight along the total value added chain.

UnternehmerTUM GmbH

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UnternehmerTUM GmbH, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at the Technical University of Munich is one of the leading academic centers for innovation and creation in Europe. UnternehmerTUM inspires students, academics and professionals, promoting entrepreneurial thought and action and supporting companies and start-ups in realizing new business models and spin-offs.

Manufacturing Companies


Audi represents sporty cars, high build quality and progressive design – “Vorsprung durch Technik”. The company’s great powers of innovation are one of its success factors: Audi has, among others, written automotive history worldwide with the quattro all-wheel drive technology, the TDI engine and the Audi Space Frame aluminium lightweight construction concept. Audi ultra, Audi e-tron and Audi connect are the core fields of innovation.

BMW Group

BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the world's leading automobile and motorcycle manufacturers with more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries. Our automobile brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce enjoy a worldwide reputation. The innovative ideas and technologies developed by the BMW Group set the highest standards in terms of individual mobility in the premium segment.

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG

Brose is a partner to the international automobile industry and delivers systems for vehicle doors, liftgates, seat structures and electric drives to some 80 automobile brands and more than 30 suppliers. Approximately 21,000 employees work for our family-owned company at 58 locations in 23 countries. In the fiscal year 2013, the company expects to generate a turnover of approximately 4.6 billion euros. Brose ranks among the TOP 40 of automotive suppliers worldwide and is the fifth-largest family-owned company in this industrial sector.

Fritz Dräxlmaier GmbH & Co. KG

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The Dräxlmaier Group is a worldwide system partner for the international automotive industry. Dräxlmaier stands for sustainability and forward-thinking in the wiring harness system, interior and electrical/electronic segments. The owner-led company, which concentrates on the premium automotive segment, covers the entire process chain as a full service supplier.



HEITEC stands for almost 30 years of engineering experience and core competence in software, mechanics and electronics – flexible, speedy and individually. We are a systems provider for integrated industrial solutions. We deliver high quality technical and economical solutions for nearly all Branches. We employ over 1.000 motivated and highly-qualified employees at 26 locations, 19 of it in Germany.

Infineon Technologies AG

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Infineon Technologies focuses on the three central challenges facing modern society: Energy Efficiency, Mobility and Security and offers semiconductors and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics and chip card and security applications. Infineon’s products stand out for their reliability, their quality excellence and their innovative and leading-edge technology in analog and mixed signal, RF and power as well as embedded control.

MorphoSys AG

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MorphoSys is a biotechnology company focused on the development and application of antibodies. Using its proprietary technologies, the Company develops and commercializes high-quality antibodies for therapeutic applications. By combining in-house development with selected strategic alliances, MorphoSys has built one of the industry’s broadest pipelines of therapeutic anti-body candidates.


RAYLASE develops and manufactures galvanometer-scanner based components and submodules for laser beam deflection, modulation and control. In addition to robust and reliable 2-axis scan heads and 3-axis submodules, RAYLASE offers customers material processing software and control electronics at exceptional value.

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

At Roche, 82,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.



The Munich (Germany) based electronics group is among the world market leaders in all of its business fields. Rohde & Schwarz is the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless communications and EMC test and measurement equipment, and of broadcasting and T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $ 11 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings.