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21. October 1996
BioRegion Rhein-Neckar-Dreieck e.V.

2004

Launch of NCT clinical activities

Founding of

BioRN Cluster Management GmbH 

Founding of

HI-STEM gGmbH 

2011

Founding of Health Axis Europe

2013

Founding of  BioMed X Institute

2007

„Exzellenzuniversität“ title awarded to Heidelberg University

2018

BioRN Translation-focused strategy

1984

Founding of Technology Park

1st Biotech Park in Germany

2015

Winner of Cluster
Internationalization Competition

Successful bid for the EIT KIC

Healthy Living and Ageing: 'EIT Health' 

2014

2016

European Health Science Match

Cellzome is acquired by GSK

2001

39 BioRN Members

1996

Winner of BioRegio Competition

77 BioRN Members

2010

89 BioRN Members

100 BioRN Members

1997 - 2001

14 new Biotech Startups 

Affimed (2000), Apogenix (2000), Cellzome (2000), Heidelberg Pharma (1999) are currently well established companies in the region and active BioRN members

2008

Winner of Leading-Edge Cluster Competition

2009

1st BioRN Annual Conference

mtm Laboratories is acquired by Roche

2012

„Exzellenzuniversität“ title awarded to Heidelberg University

2019

„Exzellenzuniversität“ title awarded to Heidelberg University and KIT

Funding Members: the City of Heidelberg, IHK, Arbeitskreis Rhein-Neckar-Dreieick e.V. (now Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V), DKFZ, Heidelberg University, EMBL Heidelberg, Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche Diagnostics), Knoll (now AbbVie), Merck, BASF, Orpegen (now Celonic), Biomeva (now AGC Biologics) and (Schitag-)Ernst & Young.

2021

Once upon a time

To celebrate BioRN Life Science Cluster Rhine-Neckar’s 25th Anniversary, this blog is travelling through the major milestones in the recent history of the region and cluster growth. For many of the readers, this will be a journey through memories, but for others, maybe an inspiration for cooperation and growth.

Stay tuned for regular new posts!

Annalisa Zuccotti
az[at]biorn.org

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