WaveLight is engaged in the development and production of advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies for a wide range of refractive errors and for improving vision. In addition, eye tracking and image guidance systems are further areas of expertise that distinguish WaveLight. The company is a subsidiary of Alcon.

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm

Founded in 1971, Technische Hochschule Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm is now one of the largest universities of its kind in Germany. Students at this university can choose from the fields of engineering, business, social work and design. The Technical University can distinguish itself above all through application-oriented research and teaching, which can be traced back […]


Founded 165 years ago in Nuremberg, Germany, STABILO is now active worldwide and sells its pens in over 180 countries. Schwan STABILO International GmbH is part of the Schwan-STABILO umbrella brand, which, in addition to writing instruments, focuses on the outdoor and cosmetics business segments.

SoftwareRing Academy

The SoftwareRing Academy is an association of several IT companies that have jointly developed an innovative and holistic training concept. In addition to vocational school and basic training in the respective company, the SoftwareRing Academy enables trainees to take part in a wide range of cross-industry training courses and practical projects with partner companies. The […]

nik – Netzwerk der Digitalwirtschaft

The Netzwerk der Digitalwirtschaft (NIK e.V.) informs and networks in the field of the digital economy in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg. Companies from a wide range of industries as well as medium-sized businesses, startups, municipalities, universities, institutions, development, hidden champions, global players and research institutes are addressed and included. The exchange of experiences, knowledge, […]

Medical Valley EMN e.V.

The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) is a leading international healthcare cluster. Highly specialized research institutions as well as numerous internationally leading and emerging companies are active here. With the aim of jointly finding solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow, they cooperate closely with world-renowned healthcare research institutions. Medical Valley […]

Bundesverband Deutscher Innovationszentren

Originally founded in 1988 as ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Technologie- und Gründerzentren’ (ADT), the Federal Association of German Innovation, Technology and Start-up Centers as well as Science and Technology Parks (BVIZ) today boasts a large number of start-up centers in Germany. The association’s work focuses particularly on support measures for innovation, technology transfer and business start-ups and […]


The industrial company HEITEC focuses on solutions, products and services in the fields of automation, electronics and digitalization. The goal of the internationally active company is to ensure customer proximity and industry expertise as well as to support its customers in increasing productivity and optimizing products.

Gründerinitiative Mittelfranken

The Gründerinitiative Mittelfranken supports founders with a wide range of questions relating to their start-up project: In addition to initial advice on the project, numerous events to expand one’s own network or templates for creating a business plan – the initiative offers many opportunities to promote the start-up region of Central Franconia. The partners of […]

Forum MedTech Pharma

Forum MedTech Pharma e.V. focuses its activities on innovations in the healthcare industry. Particularly the exchange of knowledge, cooperation at eye level as well as the detection of innovative and forward-looking trends are part of the network’s work. The link between business, science and politics is a key factor here.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is one of the largest research universities in whole Germany. Founded in the year 1743, today more than 38,000 people study at FAU’s three campuses – Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen. A total of 5 different faculties offer students the opportunity to choose from a large number of study programs and to further […]

FAPS – Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik

The Chair of Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) is part of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen/Nuremberg and is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Frank. The research areas at FAPS can currently be divided into 8 different topics: Robotics, Engineering Systems, Medical Technology, Automation Technology, Electronics Production, Electrical Mechanical Engineering, Signal and Power Networking, and Home Automation.


As a joint project of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, the Nuremberg University of Technology and the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, EXISTENCY has set itself the task of promoting start-ups at these universities. The project itself is funded by the EXIST-Potentials program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.

develop group

The develop group is characterized by its comprehensive competence in the development of software systems and solutions as well as software engineering. Working at the highest technical level and taking into account new technological developments, the company is always able to show its customers new possibilities and potential. The training and coaching of software project […]

Bayerisches Laserzentrum

The non-profit research company Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH (blz) has built up a reputation in the field of laser technology in Germany. Additive manufacturing, systems and components, process analysis, and laser materials processing are the research and development focus areas of the research company. In addition, the blz supports other companies with regard to new fields […]


BayStartUP is the Bavarian start-up-network for start-ups, investors and the industry. As central Institution for start-up financing in Bavaria, the company supports innovative entrepreneurs in setting up their business and in their search for start-up and growth capital. In addition, BayStartUP stands out as the supervisor of one of the largest investor networks in Europe […]

Bayern Innovativ

Since 1995 Bayern Innovativ has been acting as one of the most important innovation stimulators of the Bavarian state. The company provides support through customized innovation services to enable accelerated idea realization and establish greater innovative power in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Bayern Innovativ supports business and science in the most diverse areas of […]

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

The aim of Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie is to achieve sustainable competitiveness of the Bavarian economy, support start-ups, promote innovation and enable the creation of attractive jobs. Securing the future, social justice, a social market economy, competitive efficiency and the economic order of freedom describe Bavaria’s regulatory model.


For the last 25 years Arbeitskreis Software-Qualität und -Fortbildung e.V. (ASQF) focuses on the development and assurance of software and system quality. In addition, the association promotes internationally standardized training and further education for (IT) specialists. As part of its networking activities, the ASQF also links SMEs, start-ups, global players, research institutions as well as […]


The Bavarian technology and entrepreneurship centers are an economic policy instrument that aims to promote innovative start-ups and self-employment in the respective region. Entrepreneurs and young companies in future-oriented industries are to be provided with an optimal start-up and development environment. In addition to cost-effective and flexible premises, technology and entrepreneurship centers offer jointly usable […]