BioRN Life Science Cluster Rhine-Neckar

BioRN is the science and industry innovation cluster around Heidelberg at the border between Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. BioRN is a non-profit network counting more than 130 members. It includes top universities, research institutions and Technology Parks. Ten global pharmaceutical companies have R&D sites or are active in the BioRN network. The ecosystem is completed by a large range of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as local government organizations and interest groups. With the vision to make life science matter and innovation happen, the cluster management established a clear strategy to become the leading European life science cluster, attracting global investment and talent. BioRN recently supported the establishment of the Evotec’s BRIDGE beLAB2122, a new public-private partnership to fund and execute novel disease modifying therapeutic projects in the region. BioRN is also Founding Partner of Biolabs Heidelberg, a premier shared laboratory space for life science and biotech startups part of the global BioLabs network.



BioRN at a glance:

Fields of action
  • Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • (Bio)pharma
  • Medtech
  • Academic Research Translation
Initiatives & Services With the vision to make life science matter and innovation happen, BioRN strives to become one of the leading European life science clusters. In line with current trends and needs BioRN strategy is regularly updated, and its goals are reached by the conception and implementation of activities within four fields of action.

  • We bridge members regionally and towards other innovative ecosystems worldwide. Nurturing and extending connections among regional innovation stakeholders is at the core of BioRN’s activities.
  • We stand for the promotion and visibility of the Life Science Region at international and national level
  • By having a unique position at the interface between academia and industry, we support inter-institutional initiatives to facilitate applied biosciences in the region
  • We provide translation support, especially by leveraging the unique combination of global pharma and leading academic institutions in the region
  • Bio Deutschland e.V.
  • Arbeitskreis der BioRegionen
  • Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg
  • Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V.
  • Go-cluster Programm
  • Health Axis Europe (www.health-axis.eu)
  • Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)
Year of foundation/
Number of employees
1998 / 8

Julia Schaft, Managing Director


Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
69120 Heidelberg
Telephone +49 62214305-111
E-Mail info@biorn.org
Website www.biorn.org
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