„Berlin is known for its lively start-up scene. The city offers an ideal environment for young e-commerce companies as well as successful high-tech start-ups like DexLeChem. The proximity to top scientific expertise in chemistry, an outstanding infrastructure and opportunities to interact directly with other company founders as well as with creative minds in politics and at well-established companies are what make Berlin such an ideal location.“
Berlin provides a high concentration of research and development activity.
- Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
(Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung - BAM)
- Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Chemistry
- Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research
(Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung - IAP)
- Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Chemistry
- Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
- Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
- Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
- Chemistry Information Center
(Fachinformationszentrum Chemie - FIZ Berlin)
Networks, initiatives and associations
Northeast Chemical Industry Consulting and Training Center
(Beratungs- und Qualifizierungsgesellschaft Nordostchemie mbH -BuQ)
BuQ has worked for companies and institutions since 1999. It offers professional development courses, retraining and qualification of employees and executives alike, primarily for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
European Bioplastics e.V.
The association "European Bioplastics" was founded in 2006 to represent the interests of European industrial manufacturers, processors and users of bioplastics, biodegradable materials and products made from them.
Plastics and Chemistry Cluster of the State of Brandenburg
(Cluster Kunststoffe und Chemie des Landes Brandenburg)
The cluster networks companies and research institutes in the plastics and rubber-processing industry as well as the chemical industry in the State of Brandenburg.
Northeast Germany Chapter of the Chemical Industry Association
(Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V. Landesverband Nordost)
The association represents the economic and socio-political interests of the chemical industry vis-à-vis government agencies, organizations, labor unions and opinion-makers. It provides consultation on all matters that affect the chemical industry in Eastern German.