Collaboration in research to foster innovation

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Berlin is a highly productive research and technology cluster that enjoys close collaboration between science and business. It also holds a leading role for high-tech startups. Here, every organization will find the know-how it needs to strengthen its own competitiveness through innovation. Attractive collaboration and funding programs exist for all phases of product development.

The  Business Innovation Package provides you with well-connected experts with proven instruments for initiating and planning product and process innovations. They can provide expert answers to your questions on knowledge and technology transfer.

Our Service

Trends and potential

Are you looking for information on trends and the potential of technology-related developments? We support you in preparing and assessing innovation projects with regard to market potential, the competitive situation, the current state of the art, protective rights and the (regulatory) conditions. Our technology service will assist you with the instruments and methods you require for feasibility analyses and decision support.

Patent service

Industrial property rights are the basis for the effective utilization of know-how and intellectual property. Our patent service provides technical information and funding opportunities for companies (SMEs) for the patent application process and information on property rights strategies. The services range from novelty searches and cost-benefit analyses to exploring options for property rights marketing and licensing.

Platforms and forums for knowledge and technology transfer

We provide Berlin companies and research facilities with information and contacts for accelerating innovation via sector-specific, interdisciplinary cooperation platforms. And in cooperation forums, experts share the latest findings on current trends and technology developments in their field.

In order to solve specific subtasks of your innovation project, we support your search for specialized cooperation partners from science and business. Supplementary services ranging from concept development to concrete project planning and exploring financing options round out our program.

Incentives for innovation

Along the entire value chain of technology-based products and services, we will inform and advise you as you make your selection among the support programs on the state, federal and EU levels. We work in cooperation with partner organizations and will also assist you in preparing innovation projects.


State level

  • ProFIT Individual and collaborative projects in the phases of industrial research, experimental development and production set-up, market preparation and market introduction
  • Transfer BONUS Promotion of technology transfer for Berlin SMEs
  • Innovationsassistent-in Personnel cost subsidies

Federal level

  • go-Inno Accompanying innovation management (market technology analyses and implementation concepts for innovation projects)
  • ZIM funding programme open to technologies and sectors
  • WIPANO Knowledge and technology transfer through patents and standards

EU level


We provide access to the regional Transfer-Allianz network and an overview of the players in the various fields of knowledge and technology transfer. Our goals are to be a partner in the further development of the innovation potential of science and economy, to intensify the knowledge and technology transfer and to strengthen the competitive ability of the capital region economy. The basis for Transfer-Allianz’s work is the catalog of measures being implemented and further developed in conjunction with the Industrial City Berlin 2010-2020 master plan in the Innovations section.

Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg and EU-Service

The Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg, a member of the EU Commission’s network for information on European funding programs, provides support for joint projects, EU calls for bids, trans-national technology transfer and the search for international partners.

Download EEN Europaservice für Ihr Unternehmen (German) – PDF 2.6 MB


Our EU-Service supports Berlin companies as they expand their access to the single European marketplace.