Munich Biotech Cluster

Munich is a leading biotechnology location

The European metropolitan area of Munich is the leading biotechnology location in Germany and enjoys a leading position in Europe. History

Focus on drug development

The location is particularly benefiting from close networking between academic research and the biotech industry. The majority of medium-sized biotechnology companies are spin-offs of scientific institutions. The region is dynamic: almost 80 new start-ups have been established since 2015. The region is concentrated: companies emphasize "red biotechnology", that is: the development of therapeutics and diagnostics. Its special powers are personalized medicine and immunotherapy.


The Biotechnology Innovation and Start-up Centers (IZB) offer state-of-the-art laboratories and office space for young biotechnology companies. The start-ups benefit from the contacts and the creative environment in the incubator and from the proximity to academic research at the universities in Weihenstephan and Martinsried.

  • IZB Planegg-Martinsried specializes in pharmaceuticals and services

  • IZB Freising-Weihenstephan specializes in phyto-pharmaceuticals, agronomical and food

  • A total of more than 25,000 sqm is available.

Außenansicht Innovations- und Gründerzentrum (IZB) Martinsired
IZB Martinsried (c) IZB
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss

Managing Director

An overview of the metropolitan area of Munich as the leading biotechnology location in Germany.