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Start-up support

We support your idea all the way from the start-up phase to success

Office and Laboratories



Excellent start-up conditions are a success indicator for clusters. This is why we set up the Medical Valley Center in Erlangen in 2003 and have run it with great success to this day. It is one of the most successful start-up centres in Germany and it offers laboratory and office space of more than 5000 m² as well as tailored services for international start-up companies, spin-off companies and small to middle sized companies. From mid 2016 on, we will expand this potential with the Forchheim Medical Valley Center, with 4,000 m² more space available.

Procurement of funding

A coherent funding concept is an indispensable basis of successful business development. Many questions come up in the process: Which funding options exist? What is a sensible concept for the procurement of capital? And how can I identify and approach potential investors? We support young companies in finance matters during all start-up phases. One example for investor acquisition is capmatchmedical

This includes comprehensive consulting services regarding funding. Innovative companies make a valuable contribution to Germany's economic base. For this reason, new high-tech enterprises are strongly supported, especially during the build-up phase. However, it is not easy to select the development plans that are best suited and to submit the appropriate application. We can help you with that, too.

Healthcare start-up consultancy

Compared to other industries, the healthcare market has many distinctive features that should be known and handled properly. Aspects such as the medical product approval, reimbursements from health insurance or the DRG system should be individually taken into account and integrated during the start-up of the business. Based on insights gained in an initial conversation, we lay the foundation for our common path forward. Our specialists in technology, markets and patents support you with this.


In addition to start-up consultancy through cluster management, experienced entrepreneurs are available to assist you. This is made possible using the extensive network of Medical Valley EMN that also gives you extra value.


An extensive network is the basis for all start-up companies. Especially during the early stages, suitable partners are often not available. No matter whether you are looking for suppliers, research partners, doctors or pilot customers, we can find the right contact for you.

Training & expertise

The role of the person heading the start-up company is multi-faceted and challenging like almost no other. This is why this person should acquire industry-specific knowledge. In workshops and seminars you can receive training in various areas of interest. Some of these formats are implemented by ourselves, others by our partners within the ecosystem. This way, you will also benefit from the positive side effect of network expansion. Which formats are interesting for you? Contact us!


Matthias Hiegl
Financial Brokering, Mentoring

Tel: +49 9131/91617-0