Starting up your Business in Germany at the Heart of Europe.


Darmstadt … is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area (Frankfurt Metropolitan Region). Darmstadt had a population of around 157,437 at the end of 2016. The Darmstadt Larger Urban Zone has 430,993 inhabitants.
Darmstadt holds the official title “City of Science” (German: Wissenschaftsstadt) as it is a major centre of scientific institutions, universities, and high-technology companies. The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is located in Darmstadt, as well as GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research, where several chemical elements … were discovered. … The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) is an international accelerator facility under construction. Darmstadt is also the seat of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical company, Merck, which is the city’s largest employer.

News Ticker on the Startup Scene in Darmstadt


Darmstadt Business Facts

Co-Working Spaces / Technology Centers



COWO21 – Coworking Space Darmstadt


The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIZ)

TZ Rhein Main (business and technology park)


Digital Hub Cybersecurity (de:hub)

Cesah Incubator / esa business incubation centre (for space / satelitte related startups)

Döhler Ventures (for nutrition startups)

ENTEGA Startup Program

ESA Business Incubation Centre (for space / satelitte related startups)

Gründungs-Inkubator h_da

German-Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cyber Security (GIPA) (for cybersecurity startups)

Merck Accelerator (for Life / Material Science startups)

Supporting Institutions / Programs

Highest (for founders /startups from Technical University of Darmstadt)

Kompetenznetz Gründungsberatung Darmstadt Rhein Main Neckar

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Darmstadt


Darmstädter Gründerstammtisch

Darmstädter Startup & Innovation Day

Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence

Tag der Gründung

Automatisierungsregion Rhein Main Neckar


Technical University Darmstadt

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da)

Protestant University of Applied Science Darmstadt

Research Institutes / Centers

Centre of Satellite Navigation Hesse (Cesah)

ATHENE, formerly Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) Largest cybersecurity research center in Europe with 500 researchers and 33 professors

ESOC (European Space Operations Centre)/ESA operates and controls esa’s satellites

Eumetsat – gathering accurate and reliable satellite data on weather

FAIR – An International Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research

Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe e.V. (reaseach association for plastic)

Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance

Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence

Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe e. V. (research association for plastics)

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt

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