The hip network.
Full of events and activities.


Networking events, workshops and after-work activities will offer various opportunities to network on the hip, establish new business relationships or simply decompress after work, have fun, and get to know new faces!

The common area at Palo-Alto-Platz will have cozy seats, urban gardening beds and a beach area, among other features. It is ideal to enjoy a relaxing lunch break or end the day with an after-work barbecue. Further ideas and wishes are always welcome!

You can find current events under News.

Food court SOMER­VILLE

SOMERVILLE will be colorful, diverse and the “living room” at the central square of the hip. The food court will have a sustainable offer from morning until late evening to imbue new life into the Mary-Somerville-Platz.

From fresh coffee and croissants in the morning, lunch and ice cream afterwards to a gourmet dinner, a cocktail or a small cultural event in the evening… the SOMERVILLE will make you feel at home and enjoy being part of the hip everyday.


MORNINGFoodtruck "Frühstücksflitzer"
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Foodtruck "Frühstücksflitzer"
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NOONFoodtruck "feast"
location Palo-Alto-Platz
Foodtruck "feast"
location Palo-Alto-Platz

The hip Companies

  • AMERIA redefines customer interfaces and the analysis of interactions at the point of sale. Our technology, the cloud-based and contactless Touchfree Connected Experience®, is a unique combination of attractive content and customer data analysis that is completely reinventing the digitalization of public spaces. The seamless end-2-end integration of touchpoints in the AMERIA software ecosystem inspires customers and companies alike and is a sales driver for stationary spaces. AMERIA’s references include Volkswagen, Daimler, SAP, Henkel, BASF, John Deere, Philip Morris, Haribo, LEGO, TUI and many more.

  • ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH is a manufacturer-independent IT security service provider. Consulting and investigation in all areas of IT security are the focus of our activity. In addition, we offer our customers services in the field of digital forensics, incident analysis & response and independent research. After a few stops at different locations in Heidelberg, we are now looking forward to completing our new company headquarters in the hip in the year of our 20th anniversary.

  • Event Safety Consult: your partner for safety advice and support for your event.
    Whether trade fairs, congresses, anniversaries, concerts or cultural or political events, we develop risk assessments, infection protection concepts, provide specialist staff and legally required safety concepts. Do not waste precious resources (time, money, capacity), but create an all-round positive and safe experience for your customers, employees and visitors. We are simple and efficient.

  • The DC-Datacenter-Group GmbH, with its five business areas, brings together under one roof the complete IT infrastructure competence regarding high availability, security and economy. The range of services extends from advice and planning through professional structural implementation to professional operation and service of a data center.
    Customers also benefit from the synergies between the DC-Datacenter-Group GmbH and its parent company MVV Enamic GmbH, having access to comprehensive and flexible solutions for in the fields of energy and energy efficiency. A service data center will be set up jointly by the partners on the hip campus. The construction is planned to start in the first quarter of 2022 and the commissioning of the service data center in the first quarter of 2023. This provides the residents at hip and other companies with high-availability computing capacities. Feel free to get in touch!
    Contact: Marc Fröse (+49 163 6409 261 |

  • Götz Gramlich was born in Heidelberg in 1974, studied at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and graduated with a degree in communication design. Before founding his studio “gggrafik” in Heidelberg in 2005, he worked as an assistant at Niklaus Troxler/Studio Troxler in Willisau, Switzerland. In addition to many other international and national awards, Gramlich won the renowned Kieler Woche poster competition in 2017. He was a visiting professor at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Götz Gramlich is a member of the AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale.

  • HD Vision Systems represents a new dimension in industrial image processing for the manufacturing industry. Thanks to innovative technology in light field sensors and AI-driven software, companies can use the solutions from HD Vision Systems to automate even complex and shiny objects quickly, easily and intuitively. The company supplies turnkey systems for object handling of stationary or moving workpieces as well as for quality inspection and 3D object recognition.

  • Since its foundation in 2010, the Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft (Heidelberg energy cooperative) has been shaping the transformation to 100% renewable energies in our region. In doing so, it tries to make sustainable energy supply tangible through direct and fair participation as an open producer-consumer community. The Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft enables low-threshold participation in citizen solar systems, the purchase of green electricity and citizen ecological gas, charging e-vehicles at electric charging stations, development of tenant electricity projects and help with the installation of PV systems. You can become a member of the cooperative by subscribing to a cooperative share worth 100 Euro.
    With the e+KUBATOR project at hip, the Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft is creating a center for itself and other companies in the field of energy and mobility transition, in which the necessary change towards more sustainability is accelerated. The Smart Meters from Discovergy will be operated from the e+KUBATOR, in addition to the PV systems and charging stations of the Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft. Furthermore, e+KUBATOR will host coworking areas from Breidenbach, develop the electric bicycles from Coboc, and organize the supply of green electricity from the Bürgerwerke to all of Germany. The Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft is creating with the e+KUBATOR a real laboratory in which it and its partners showcase future technologies and make them tangible.

  • infotectures is a digital design studio from Heidelberg devoted to transforming complex topics into exciting experiences. The small team around founder Ronald The supports its customers in the areas of storytelling and UX design. Since infotectures was founded in 2005, it has grown to encompass a broad network of specialists who come together for each project to bring to the table the best possible expertise in the areas of UX consulting, media production and development.

  • At Palo-Alto-Platz 13 / Margot-Becke-Ring 8, a total of approx. 5,500 m² of attractive, light-flooded office space for innovative companies in the fields of IT, digital media and bioinformatics is being created in the iWerkx®. It allows for flexible floor plans in rental areas of approx. 180 – 820 m² per floor. The balconies and gallery area on the top floor offer attractive work opportunities and meeting points. On the 1st and 2nd floors, the area can be expanded by approx. 270 m² in the annex, connected by an attractive, bright office with a view of the inner courtyard and Palo-Alto-Platz. The annex has a private rooftop terrace on the 3rd floor and, on request, a private roof garden area with approx. 40 m² on the 1st floor. The hip motto “work connected” was also taken into account in the well-thought-out planning, in addition to the work-life balance, –an absolute plus when recruiting your employees. The heart of the iWerkx® is the approx. 280 m², green roof garden on the 1st floor. Located in the protected outdoor area above the inner courtyard between the existing building and the annex, our tenants can work “outdoors”, take a creative break, chill out after work and network with other residents. The roof garden will also have a kiosk with snacks and drinks. The tenants can also look after their health with the fitness and relaxing rooms with showers and toilets situated in the basement. Private trainers are also available. Valuable bicycles and e-bikes can be conveniently parked in the secure bicycle cellar using the ramp on the outside staircase. The excellent equipment of the iWerkx® includes real wood industrial parquet, an LED lighting concept, fiber optic high-speed internet connection, air conditioning, ventilation, district heating, tenant electricity partly via PV modules on the roof, parking spaces for cars and bicycles directly at the building, partly with e-charging stations and lifts.

  • See your brand through the eyes of your customers. This is how good design comes about, be it a logo, an app interface, user experience or an ad campaign. When it comes to creating design projects together with its partners, romERROR follows this mantra since the year 2000.

  • Our goal is to replace all plastic cutlery, such as spoons and stirring sticks, with our sustainable alternatives to reduce plastic waste and support the environment. Our Spoonie is made of different types of flour and natural plant fibers. Our spoon can be used to eat ice cream, frozen yogurt, or other desserts for more than 60 minutes.
    Our all-women founding team founded Spoontainable to meet the challenge of sustainability. Let’s promote change, reduce plastic waste and save our beautiful Mother Earth! #dontwasteittasteit

  • Sym is a group of companies committed to a new and fair way of doing business under ecologically, regionally and socially sustainable principles. Our digital platform “Symsuite” networks small and medium-sized enterprises into a large ecosystem, creating symbiotic structures for the use of shared resources, experiences and competencies. We uncouple companies from the global world market, secure their existence and support them in all areas of business management. In a total of ten specialist areas, we offer all the necessary services from a single source. The goal is the long-term preservation of a regionally diverse economic landscape that operates for the benefit of society and nature.

    Sym GmbH
    George-Boole-Weg 4
    69124 Heidelberg

    Contact addresses:
    Phone: +49 6221 405 566 0

  • Independent specialist planning office for the technical and logistical implementation of events.
    As a specialist planning office, we offer everything from feasibility studies and budgeting advice for your event to complete logistical, creative and technical implementation and invoice verification; everything that classic agencies or the marketing department shouldn’t be burdened with. Free up mental space to achieve your goals!

  • ZEICHENWEG TM – Ways thoughts go!
    ZWTM analyzes, conceives, designs and develops individual shops, showrooms, trade fair and presentation systems, objects, installations, interior elements such as furniture and lighting, as well as communication and marketing tools for specific situations and applications. Essential, holistic, sustainable! We offer powerful solutions. The more extensive the task, the greater the possibility of having a positive impact on it… and the more interesting the project.

Contact person

Anna Romey

Office for Economic Development and Science
Community & project management Heidelberg Innovation Park

Phone:   06221 58-30020
Cell phone:  0172 3685868

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