Cluster BIO.NRW

Cluster BIO.NRW

The cluster BIO.NRW facilitates the collaboration between research, companies, investors, and politics on a federal, national, and international level.

Biotech location NRW

Biotech location NRW

The biotechnology in NRW occupies a leading position internationally, building on the foundation of the traditionally strong energy, steel, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Start-ups & financing

Start-ups & financing

BIO.NRW supports start-ups in the life sciences with a series of activities and programs, offering targeted contact to investors.

Current news

03. Dec 2018
Who will win the 2018 Most Innovative Biotech SME Awards? Phytowelt GreenTechnologies from NRW is one of the finalists.

EuropaBio is proud to reveal the finalists for the 9th edition of the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards, a…
28. Sep 2018
NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, the National Center for Tumor Diseases and Protagen AG collaborate to improve information integration and artificial intelligence for better therapy decisions in Immuno-Oncology

Protagen AG, the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH have today announced a collaboration to…
26. Sep 2018
APEIRON Announces Collaboration with Lead Discovery Center GmbH

APEIRON Biologics AG, an Austrian company focused on cancer immunotherapy, today announced a collaboration agreement with the Lead Discovery Center…
15. Aug 2018
Celebrating European Biotech Week 2018

Between 24 – 30th of September, Europe will, for the sixth time, witness a week packed full of biotech-focused activities…
25. Jul 2018
Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive

“However, organisms obtained by mutagenesis techniques which have conventionally been used in a number of applications and have a long…
28. Jun 2018
Corbion CEO Tjerk de Ruiter appointed as new EuropaBio Chairman

PRESS RELEASE 26 June 2018, Brussels: We are delighted to announce that EuropaBio’s Executive Board and General Assembly of Members this week confirmed the appointment of Tjerk de Ruiter as Chairman of the association. Mr. De Ruiter is CEO of Dutch industrial biotech innovator Corbion, a global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients.
26. Jun 2018
Unternehmerreise “Startup USA – NRW”

Vom 9. bis 14.  September 2018 können Startups aus NRW ihr Potenzial für den US-Markt testen, wertvolle Erfahrungen sammeln und…
12. Jun 2018
BIO.NRW congratulates: NUMAFERM wins Start Me Up! award!

Düsseldorf based biotech startup NUMAFERM wins BILANZ start up competition „Start Me Up!“ and receives 100.000 Euros. Jury-head, serial-entreapreneur and…
03. May 2018
Disinformation should be tackled at its source

26 April 2018, Brussels: Reacting to today’s communication by the European Commission on disinformation, John Brennan, Secretary General of EuropaBio,…
21. Mar 2018
Alzheimer’s Diagnostics and More: New Spin-Off “attyloid”

Spin-Off Focuses on Protein Aggregates Jülich/Düsseldorf, 7 March 2018 – A new company named “attyloid GmbH” was founded as a…
05. Feb 2018
Smartphone hackers invited to Hackathon

Nürburg, Germany, 16 Feb 2018 – 18 Feb 2018 The EIT Health RAMSES (Remote Access to Medical Information on Smartphones…
01. Feb 2018
CIC2018 – CLIB’s biggest conference yet!

Upcoming events

Our databases

Biotech companies

in North Rhine-Westphalia

BIO.NRW here offers you a clear and comprehensive database of life science and biotechnology companies from North Rhine-Westphalia free-of-charge. The information contains company profiles, contact details, as well as a summary of products, services, and technologies.



This academic database is the first of its kind in Germany and aims to facilitate collaboration between industry and academia. The database was launched in fall 2010 by Venture Valuation and BIO.NRW. There are currently over 1000 working groups in North Rhine Westphalia listed. The organizations are currently in the process of updating and complementing their data.


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Geschäftsstelle BIO.NRW
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D-40225 Düsseldorf

+49 (0)211 385 469 - 9200
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