The Accelerator Program Spring 2018 started in March with new start-ups that moved to our new Innovation Center in Darmstadt. Are you interested in participating in the next intake? Application period for Accelerator 2019 will start in July!

An Inspiring Place To Develop Your Idea

UP TO 12


The Program’s capacity is expanding to accommodate up to 12 startups. Surrounded by our in-house innovation facilitators, the teams will have access to various internal projects and networking events.

7,100 sqm

Innovation Space

Opening at the beginning of 2018 and spanning 6 floors, the new Innovation Center offers 5 times more space than our current building. It contains a co-creation area, a cafeteria, a recreation room, a library for market research, an auditorium and much more. Its office spaces will be completed by an open maker space.

3 mins

walk to the nearest expert

You never have to look far for help from our experts. Bringing our experts and startup talents together under one roof means that we can work together to focus on effective support and collaboration.

What do you get?


Access support offered by mentors from Senior Management and our global network of over 50,000 experts and staff.


Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by our Innovator Academy.


Kick off your startup project with seed funding and join our investor network.


Team up with other people going through the same challenges, as you exchange ideas and build lifetime connections.

Have A Sneak Peek

Rhine-Main Region, GermanyDarmstadt – City of Science

The Rhine–Main region is a culturally and economically vibrant region in Hesse, Germany. It is home to the metropolises of Frankfurt and the state capitals of Wiesbaden and Mainz. Darmstadt is a city well-accustomed to witnessing big developments in science and high-tech. The city is home to several renowned scientific and technological institutions, as well as many great discoveries in chemistry and physics. Darmstadt has also been named “Digital City” and “City of the Future” in recognition of its status as Germany’s most promising digital location of the future.

Meet the team

Meet our startups