BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ISRAELI INNOVATION AND GERMANY´S INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND

BOOSTING GROWTH VIA TECHNOLOGICAL COLLABORATIONS

Provide German Mittelstand companies with a direct access to international startup-expertise to boost digitalization and innovation processes.

Strengthen and nurture culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within Mittelstand companies

Reduce R&D risks and costs and gain a direct glimps to new technologies and business models

Accelerate digitalisation in regional enterprises and drive corporate innovation

OUR MISSION

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

  • STARTPLATZ is the Centre of NRW innovation ecosystem
  • Leveraging the value of our global network
  • Identification and qualification of top 1% of Israeli startups
  • Identifying and supporting regional Corporates with high innovation demand
  • Creating a sustainable startup-corporate innovation platform

BENEFITS

  • Gain an external overview of future oriented, creative, state-of-the-art solutions on an international basis
  • Boosting digitalization processes and innovation activities
  • Promoting innovation culture across the company
  • Reducing costs and risks associated with R&D activities

Corporate Partners

  • Flexibility in accessing game-changing resources
  • Direct access to industry, expertise, network and customers
  • Scale-up in new markets
  • Lowering the financial risk profile for new market entry

Portfolio Startups

INDUSTRY & BUSINESS EXPERTS

We offer our cohort startups a direct access to a regional network of 200+ business professionals who provides ongoing strategic support

FRANK HEIMBÜRGER

"We see a great potential in technological collaborations with Israeli startups and tomorrow's innovators of our industry"

DR. LORENZ GRÄF

"We see a tremendous opportunity in Technology-driven collaborations between Israeli startups and German Mittelstand companies"

RENE KAUTE

"The new initiative gives established companies from Cologne region access to relevant solutions and technologies from Israel"

A REGIONAL NETWORK OF

DKV MOBILITY

FOUNDER STARTPLATZ

INNOVATION NETWORK COLOGNE

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