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Accelerator | Build the next big bang!
With the support of the global Accelerator programs in Darmstadt or Nairobi.
Accelerator Life Science Health Startups
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The Innovation Center at the Darmstadt site is a fundamental element of our plans for the future. Supplementary to classic research and development, the Innovation Center is the place where technologies and competencies from various areas converge. Individual elements are melded into ideas and projects. This creates products and services outside the existing business that will help us to succeed in the future.

Our Pillars




We select and support early stage startups with programs in Darmstadt and Nairobi. The focus is on projects in the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials and digital solutions.


Internal Innovation


The Innovation Center fosters, develops and hosts cross-divisional innovation projects within ourselves. We aim at motivating employees to work together across all functions and come up with new disruptive ideas outside their normal business.


Think Tank


We analyze future trends and technologies in interdisciplinary teams, working with experts, research institutions, companies and customers. Within this pillar, we support, guide and align people keen on promising ideas.




With offline and online trainings focused on innovation the Innovator Academy seeks to enhance both technical and personal skills of the employees and startups to develop a community of innovators.