Bavaria -


in Biotech

Bavaria is excellent - in many ways.
What happens when Bavaria excellence meets biotech?

Then you create an enviroment, in which the brightest minds can thrive. Brilliant scientists from all over the world come together and meet talented leaders with great visions. Hundreds of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, innovative start-ups, world-reowned research institutions and a buzzing academic network are here for a reason.

You will find excellent infrastructure and a vibrant academic landscape. Over 400,000 students from different countries and backgrounds are studying at more than 40 universities - two of which has been named "universities of excellence" since 2006.

Cross industry innovation such as digitalization, big data, machine learning and AI is creating better lifes for all. A close network of universities, research institutes, industry and politics cooperate hand in hand to ensure everything works perfectly.

In Bavaria, biotech has skyrocketed. In the last 10 years the number of biotech employees has doubled making it one of the leading European locations for life sciences.

Produced in collaboration with:

Bayern International

Bayern International is a company of the 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 international activities. Its extensive range of services includes participation in trade fairs, delegation trips, business trips, delegation visits, digital events and the “Key to Bavaria” company database - also for the biotechnology sector. For more information and events please visit our MEET BAVARIA website.

BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH


BioM has been the development and management organization of the Munich Biotechnology Cluster since 1997. The BioM Cluster encompasses the Greater Munich area and today includes around 450 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as well as associated service providers. The core competence of the region is the development of innovative therapeutics, diagnostics, and underlying technologies, especially for personalized medicine. BioM also coordinates the network of Bavarian biotechnology regions in the Cluster Biotechnology Bavaria as part of the Cluster Initiative Bavaria. BioM supports Bavarian biotech companies at every stage of setting up their business. For this, BioM has developed a unique support program, tailor-made for aspiring start-ups and entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector - the virtual incubator BioM inQlab and the physical incubator MAxL (Munich Accelerator for Life Sciences & Medicine) for pre-seed projects and early-stage start-ups in the biotech and healthtech sector.

Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria, as the business development and settlement agency of the Free State of Bavaria, has been supporting established foreign companies in setting up a presence in Bavaria since 1999. In addition, Invest in Bavaria supports companies already located in Bavaria with expansion projects in the Free State. For this purpose, we provide information material free of charge and confidentially, e.g. on setting up a company and company taxation in Germany, help in finding offices/locations/halls or connect companies with local consultants. You can find out more about our services.
Here you will find more information about Bavaria as a business location for your company in the biotechnology sector.

More information about the bavarian biotechnology

Cluster Biotechnology Bavaria

The Bavarian Biotechnology Cluster is a network connecting the biotech locations and incubators in Bavaria. The Bavarian Biotechnology Cluster ist managed by BioM. We offer information about the sector and help to find the right contacts.

To the Bavarian biotechnology regions