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Clari­ant is a focused, sus­tain­able and innov­at­ive spe­cialty chem­ic­al com­pany based in Mut­tenz, near Basel/​Switzerland. On 31 Decem­ber 2021, the com­pany employed a total work­force of 13 374. In the fin­an­cial year 2021, Clari­ant recor­ded sales of CHF 4.372 bil­lion for its con­tinu­ing busi­nesses. The com­pany reports in three busi­ness areas: Care Chem­ic­als, Cata­lys­is and Nat­ur­al Resources. Clariant’s cor­por­ate strategy is led by the over­arch­ing pur­pose of​‘Great­er chem­istry – between people and plan­et’ and reflects the import­ance of con­nect­ing cus­tom­er focus, innov­a­tion, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and people.

The Clari­ant Biotech & Renew­ables Cen­ter, loc­ated in Planegg, Ger­many, devel­ops solu­tions for biocata­lys­is and biore­finery. The innov­a­tion focus here is on the energy-effi­­cient and resource-sav­ing devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of bio-based chem­ic­als and fuels. Clari­ant has developed the sun­li­quid® tech­no­logy that uses enzymat­ic hydro­lys­is fol­lowed by fer­ment­a­tion to pro­duce second-gen­er­­a­­tion bioeth­an­ol, so-called cel­lu­losic eth­an­ol, from wheat straw or oth­er agri­cul­tur­al residues.

Since July 2012, Clari­ant has been oper­at­ing a pre­com­mer­cial plant in Straub­ing, Ger­many, which pro­duces up to 1,000 met­ric tons of cel­lu­losic eth­an­ol every year, con­firm­ing tech­nic­al and eco­nom­ic performance.

In Septem­ber 2018, Clari­ant broke ground for its first-of-its-kind com­mer­cial facil­ity in Podari, Romania, which is now com­pleted. Clari­ant licenses its sun­li­quid® tech­no­logy plat­form globally.

So far, five license agree­ments have been con­cluded with renowned industry play­ers in Slov­akia, Poland, Bul­garia and China.

Semmelweisstraße 1
82152 Planegg
Phone: +49 89 710 661 0

WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

WR was formed in 2007 through the mer­ger of sev­er­al long-estab­lished law firms and prac­tice groups. The lead­ing firm in the fields of mech­an­ic­al and auto­mot­ive engin­eer­ing, Wallinger and Part­ner, led by Dr. Michael Wallinger, joined forces with the chemicals/​pharmaceuticals prac­tice group of Dr. Math­i­as Rick­er (formerly IP Coordin­at­or Europe at the major law firm Jones Day in Munich).

Since its found­a­tion, the firm has grown fast-paced. In par­tic­u­lar, WR’s know­ledge base has been strengthed by exper­i­enced indus­tri­al law­yers from the bio­tech­no­logy, med­ic­al tech­no­logy and elec­tric­al engin­eer­ing sec­tors as well as law­yers from large law firms. In par­al­lel, the firm con­tinu­ously trains young sci­ent­ists to become pat­ent attorneys.

The firm has estab­lished itself as one of the most respec­ted IP law firms in Ger­many — (see JUVE” rank­ings of the last years, in which WR ranks among the top 30 of all IP law firms in Ger­many) in par­tic­u­lar as a lit­ig­a­tion firm in infringe­ment proceedings.

Zweibrückenstr. 5-7
80331 München
Phone: +49892102320

FUCHS Lubricants

Foun­ded in 1931 as a fam­ily busi­ness in Man­nheim, FUCHS is now the world’s largest sup­pli­er among inde­pend­ent lub­ric­ant man­u­fac­tur­ers with around 6,000 employ­ees and 57 oper­at­ing com­pan­ies in more than 50 countries.

Through­out Ger­many, a team of more than 1,000 spe­cial­ists at 5 loc­a­tions (headquar­ters: Man­nheim, plants in Man­nheim, Bre­men, Kiel and Wedel as well as a branch office in Ham­burg) is com­mit­ted to cus­tom­er sat­is­fac­tion at FUCHS Schmi­er­stoffe GmbH.

From 2020, FUCHS is a CO2-neut­ral com­pany. In order to imple­ment CO2 neut­ral­ity as early as 2020, FUCHS will off­set its CO2 emis­sions, which had not been avoided until then, with com­pens­a­tion meas­ures by invest­ing in high-qual­ity cli­mate pro­tec­tion pro­jects that above all pro­mote the expan­sion of renew­able energies.

Friesenheimer Straße 19
68169 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 3701 0


EurA AG is an inter­na­tion­al con­sult­ing com­pany foun­ded in 1999 and based in Ger­many, Por­tugal and Brus­sels. EurA has become one of the most exper­i­enced sup­port ser­vice pro­viders in the field of fund­ing con­sultancy and fund­ing man­age­ment. With over 180 pro­fes­sion­als, we work with more than 2,500 mainly medi­um-sized com­pan­ies through­out Europe, cov­er­ing all indus­tri­al sec­tors with emphas­is on cir­cu­lar eco­nomy and environment.

EurA AG offers a one-stop ser­vice: eval­u­ation of innov­at­ive ideas, mar­ket assess­ment, fund­ing pro­gramme advise, sup­port in the applic­a­tion pro­cess and through the entire pro­ject by means of man­age­ment, con­trolling, busi­ness con­sult­ing and life cycle ana­lys­is services.

Our core busi­ness is innov­a­tion and strategy con­sult­ing. Here, we provide research and tech­no­logy con­sult­ing, con­sult­ing for tech­no­lo­gic­al real­iz­a­tion, innov­a­tion man­age­ment and intern­al innov­a­tion pro­cesses. Fur­ther, we are nation­al lead­er in innov­a­tion net­work man­age­ment, espe­cially in indus­tries as cir­cu­lar eco­nomy , bio­tech­no­logy and engineering.

In addi­tion, we provide Life cycle cost­ing (LCC) and techno-eco­nom­ic ana­lyse improv­ing know­ledge of the cost drivers in the pro­cess (e.g. influ­ence of energy costs), to eval­u­ate altern­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies and to sup­port invest­ment decisions.

Max-Eyth-Straße 2
73479 Ellwangen


IBB Netzwerk GmbH

The Indus­tri­elle Bio­tech­no­lo­gie Bay­ern Net­zwerk GmbH (IBB Net­zwerk GmbH) is a net­work and ser­vice enter­prise in the field of indus­tri­al bio­tech­no­logy and sus­tain­able eco­nomy. Con­nect­ing part­ners from cor­por­a­tions, SMEs and aca­demia is one of IBB’s core activ­it­ies. We bridge their expert­ise in joint pro­jects and accel­er­ate the trans­fer from sci­entif­ic evid­ence into innov­at­ive, sus­tain­able and com­pet­it­ive products and pro­cesses. Fur­ther ser­vices include pro­ject devel­op­ment and man­age­ment, mar­ket­ing, and lobbying. 

Fürestenrieder Straße 279a
81377 Munich
Phone: +498974120370
Fax: +498974120378

Bayerische Forschungsallianz (Bavarian Research Alliance) GmbH

The Bav­ari­an Research Alli­ance GmbH (Bay­FOR – www​.bay​for​.org) is a private organ­isa­tion pro­mot­ing Bav­aria as a centre for sci­ence and innov­a­tion with­in the European Research Area. It sup­ports and advises sci­ent­ists from Bav­aria and stake­hold­ers from the private sector – as well as their inter­na­tion­al con­sor­tia – in the com­pet­i­tion for European research, devel­op­ment and innov­a­tion funds. The focus is dir­ec­ted at the EU’s cur­rent Frame­work Pro­gramme for Research and Innov­a­tion Hori­zon Europe”. To achieve this, Bay­FOR provides sub­ject-spe­cif­ic inform­a­tion and offers stra­tegic advice and act­ive sup­port for ini­ti­at­ing pro­jects, set­ting up inter­na­tion­al research con­sor­tia and sub­mit­ting applic­a­tions, dur­ing the con­tract pre­par­a­tion with the European Com­mis­sion and for pro­ject man­age­ment. These pro­jects address dif­fer­ent them­at­ic fields covered by ISEF, for example cir­cu­lar eco­nomy, bioeconomy and green hydro­gen. One of the pro­jects which Bay­FOR suc­cess­fully sup­por­ted is the CBE JU-fun­ded pro­ject LIGNO­FLAG”. The aim of LIGNO­FLAG is the con­struc­tion of a first-of-its-kind com­mer­cial scale plant for the pro­duc­tion of cel­lu­losic eth­an­ol from agri­cul­tur­al residues, an advanced, truly sus­tain­able bio­fuel which con­trib­utes to a cli­mate-neut­ral Europe based on circularity. 

Bay­FOR also coordin­ates the joint activ­it­ies of the Bav­ari­an Research Asso­ci­ations and sup­ports their net­work­ing efforts at European level. BayFOR’s Sci­entif­ic Coordin­a­tion Offices Bav­aria-Québec/Al­ber­ta/In­ter­na­tion­al, Bav­aria-Israel and Bav­aria-Africa provide sup­port for bilat­er­al and mul­ti­lat­er­al research pro­jects with stake­hold­ers from these regions. Bay­FOR is also a part­ner organ­isa­tion in the Bav­ari­an Research and Innov­a­tion Agency (www​.research​-innov​a​tion​-bav​aria​.de).

Prinzregentenstr. 52
80538 München
Phone: +49 89 9901888 0

Bayern International - Bayerische Gesellschaft für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen mbH

Bay­ern Inter­na­tion­al is a com­pany of the Free State of Bav­aria and has been a key play­er in pro­mot­ing Bav­ari­an for­eign trade for more than 25 years. A large num­ber of pro­jects are organ­ised world­wide every year in cooper­a­tion with the Bav­ari­an Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs. They all aim to sup­port small and medi­um-sized enter­prises (SMEs) from Bav­aria in their export efforts. The extens­ive ser­vice pro­gramme includes trade fair par­ti­cip­a­tions, del­eg­a­tion trips, busi­ness trips, del­eg­a­tion vis­its, digit­al events and the Key to Bav­aria” com­pany data­base. Anoth­er cent­ral task is the pro­mo­tion of new busi­nesses and loc­a­tion mar­ket­ing for Bav­aria. Togeth­er with the Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs, Bay­ern Inter­na­tion­al uses the Invest in Bav­aria” brand to attract dir­ect invest­ments to the Free State of Bav­aria world­wide. Fur­ther inform­a­tion can be found on the www​.bay​ern​-inter​na​tion​al​.de and http://​www​.invest​-in​-bav​aria​.com/ websites.

Landsberger Str. 300
80687 Munich
Phone: +49 89 660566-0

Bayern Kapital

Bay­ern Kapit­al was foun­ded in 1995 as a ven­ture cap­it­al com­pany of the Free State of Bav­aria. With 30 employ­ees, we cur­rently man­age twelve invest­ment funds with an investable volume of invest­ment of approx­im­ately EUR 700 mil­lion. Our focus is on fin­an­cing the founders of Bav­ari­an high-tech com­pan­ies as well as young, innov­at­ive tech­no­logy com­pan­ies to facil­it­ate their access to ven­ture cap­it­al for the devel­op­ment and mar­ket launch of new products.

We invest from spe­cific­ally struc­tured invest­ment funds and work closely with oth­er ven­ture cap­it­al com­pan­ies (includ­ing the fed­er­al ini­ti­at­ives Copari­on of the KfW and High-Tech Gründer­fonds), busi­ness angels, fam­ily offices and exper­i­enced busi­ness experts. In addi­tion to fresh cap­it­al, the Bay­ern Kapit­al net­work provides investee com­pan­ies with sup­ple­ment­ary busi­ness expert­ise and spe­cif­ic mar­ket con­tacts. The innov­at­ive, tech­no­logy-ori­ented com­pan­ies come from a wide vari­ety of indus­tries such as biotechnology/​life sci­ence, soft­ware & IT, med­ic­al tech­no­logy, mater­i­als & new mater­i­als, nan­o­tech­no­logy and envir­on­ment­al tech­no­logy; as a con­sequence more than 8,000 jobs have been per­man­ently cre­ated in sus­tain­able and future-ori­ented companies.

Ländgasse 135a
84028 Landshut
Phone: +49 871 92325 0

BCNP Consultants

BCNP is a spe­cial­ist con­sultancy in the bioeconomy and chem­ic­al industry — since 2002, and since 2017 organ­izer of the ECP — the first industry speed dat­ing event.

The focus is on com­mer­cial due diligence.

BCN­P’s cus­tom­ers bene­fit from expert mar­ket and com­pet­it­or ana­lys­is, tech­no­logy scout­ing and cus­tom­er sur­veys, as well as pro­fes­sion­al in-depth inter­views in order to gain non-text­book know­ledge. Young growth com­pan­ies also value busi­ness plan­ning and coach­ing provided by the two man­aging dir­ect­ors, Dr. Hol­ger Bengs and Tobi­as Kirchhoff.

Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 15 32 25 640

BioCampus Straubing GmbH

BioCam­pus Straub­ing GmbH is a pub­lic region­al busi­ness devel­op­ment agency for Straub­ing, Bavaria’s region of renew­able raw mater­i­als and bioeconomy. As sub­si­di­ary of the Port of Straub­ing, the organ­iz­a­tion devel­ops and mar­kets the Port as a prime loc­a­tion for a sus­tain­able, biobased eco­nomy, focus­sing on indus­tri­al bio­tech­no­logy and chem­ic­al-mater­i­al use of biomass. 

BioCam­pus Straub­ing provides indi­vidu­al­ized net­work­ing and innov­a­tion ser­vices for com­pan­ies inter­ested or loc­ated in Straub­ing and the sur­round­ing region. Spe­cif­ic focus is put on sup­port for start-ups com­mit­ted to the change from a fossil- to a biobased eco­nomy. The core of these activ­it­ies is the com­pet­i­tion PlanB – Biobased.Business.Bavaria”, which is co-fun­ded by the Bav­ari­an Min­istry for Eco­nomy, Rur­al Devel­op­ment and Energy. Also, BioCam­pus Straub­ing offers a broad port­fo­lio of infra­struc­ture solu­tions for indi­vidu­al needs: con­fer­ence facil­it­ies, lab and office spaces in their branch-ded­ic­ated tech­no­logy & start-up incub­a­tion cen­ter, indus­tri­al plots from S to XL, trimod­al logist­ics options, shared ser­vices, and, start­ing in late 2024, infra­struc­ture and ser­vices for indus­tri­al biotech pro­cess upscal­ing in their BioCam­pus MultiPilot.

Europaring 4
94315 Straubing
Phone: +49 9421 785 150

Cluster New Materials

The Bav­ari­an Cluster New Mater­i­als con­nects com­pan­ies from vari­ous indus­tries and sci­entif­ic insti­tutes with­in the broad field of mater­i­als and pro­duc­tion pro­cesses. The object­ive is to fur­ther pro­mote the com­pet­it­ive­ness of the Bav­ari­an eco­nomy and accel­er­ate growth. The Cluster provides import­ant impulses for innov­a­tions and estab­lishes region­al, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al net­works required to close value chain gaps. The Cluster New Mater­i­als is man­aged by Bay­ern Innov­at­iv GmbH.
The Cluster New Mater­i­als offers sup­port in innov­a­tion activ­it­ies, know­ledge and tech­no­logy trans­fer. The Cluster can sup­port con­nect­ing you with com­pan­ies man­u­fac­tur­ing biobased mater­i­als, research organ­iz­a­tions that help devel­op­ing innov­at­ive mater­i­als and tech­no­lo­gies, or they find new col­lab­or­a­tion part­ners apply­ing your product.
As a part­ner of the Cluster New Mater­i­als you profit from a net­work span­ning Bav­ari­an, Ger­man and European part­ners from industry and applied research. You will be kept up to date with new mater­i­al devel­op­ments. And you can present your com­pany at the vir­tu­al Innov­a­tion Cof­fee“ and at the 8th For­um on Biopoly­mers which will take place in Oct./Nov. 2022 in Straubing.

As a fund­ing guide for the area of new mater­i­als and products, the Cluster New Mater­i­als is your first point of con­tact for ques­tions about tech­no­logy-ori­ented fund­ing pro­grams of the Free State of Bav­aria and the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment.
The organ­iz­a­tion provides all com­pan­ies and research insti­tu­tions inter­ested in fund­ing with com­pre­hens­ive inform­a­tion on the vari­ous fund­ing pro­grams and cur­rent fund­ing calls in the area of mater­i­als & pro­duc­tion, and provides indi­vidu­al and tailored advice on your pro­ject ideas and your planned research and devel­op­ment pro­jects. It offers sup­port in identi­fy­ing suit­able fund­ing pro­grams and fund­ing lines, provides inform­a­tion on con­di­tions, fund­ing mod­al­it­ies and pro­ced­ur­al paths, and puts you in touch with the rel­ev­ant con­tacts at the Bav­ari­an Research and Innov­a­tion Agency, oth­er pro­ject spon­sors and oth­er organ­iz­a­tions. This inform­a­tion and sup­port ser­vices are free of charge for all inter­ested parties.
Peter.​steidl@​bayern-​innovativ.​de, +49 911 20671 – 245

Bayern Innovativ GmbH
Bayerische Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer mbH
Am Tullnaupark 8
90402 Nürnberg
Phone: +49 911 20671 0

Gründerlotse Bayern - Bavarian founders guide

Grün­der­lotse Bay­ern sup­ports founders and start-ups in their search for con­sult­ing and fin­an­cing opportunities.

The organ­iz­a­tion sup­ports pro­spect­ive entre­pren­eurs from all sec­tors and in every start-up phase — from the ini­tial idea or the pre­par­a­tion of a busi­ness plan, through the search for suit­able fin­an­cing options, to the growth phase.

As Bav­ari­a’s start-up guide, we dir­ect you to the right offers for your pro­ject and provide an ini­tial insight into issues such as:

  • Fin­an­cing & Funding
  • Con­sult­ing & Coaching
  • Net­work­ing & Infrastructure.

In the dis­cus­sion, Grün­der­lotse Bay­ern determ­ines the next steps togeth­er with the founders and put them in touch with the rel­ev­ant con­tacts for their project.

Gründerlotse Bayern c/o Bayern Innovativ GmbH
Am Tullnaupark 8
90402 Nürnberg
Phone: 0911-20671-380

Invest in Bavaria

Since 1999, Invest in Bav­aria assists com­pan­ies from abroad to set up or expand busi­ness oper­a­tions in Bav­aria. We provide cus­tom­ized inform­a­tion, help find the ideal loc­a­tion in Bav­aria as well as identi­fy and con­nect with the key con­tacts required for pro­ject imple­ment­a­tion: gov­ern­ment agen­cies and asso­ci­ations as well as rel­ev­ant loc­al net­works and part­ners. Invest in Bav­aria is sup­por­ted by the world­wide net­work of 31 Bav­ari­an rep­res­ent­at­ive offices.

Moreover, Invest in Bav­aria act­ively pro­motes Bav­aria as a busi­ness loc­a­tion world­wide and as home of cross-industry innov­a­tion. It is a more rad­ic­al way of cre­at­ing some­thing new by con­nect­ing indus­tries, dis­cip­lines and skill sets that – in the past – didn’t go togeth­er. Bav­ari­ans are good at it, because it’s good for busi­ness – and it may just be the reas­on why cross-industry innov­a­tion in Bav­aria is an excit­ing oppor­tun­ity for you. Are you a founder or entre­pren­eur or lead­ing a team? Then dis­cov­er your new busi­ness opportunities. 

The ser­vices offered by Invest in Bav­aria are free of charge and all inquir­ies are, of course, treated confidentially.

Prinzregentenstr. 22
80538 München
Phone: +49 89 24210-7500

Ven­ue Partners