Shaping the future. Together.
Hip is an innovation hub where companies working in IT, AI and life sciences can find the perfect commercial space to meet their needs.
Meet. Collaborate. Inspire.
An open, campus-like atmosphere and a dedicated community management encourage interaction and creativity.
Life sciences. Information technology. Artificial intelligence.
Witness the birth of Heidelberg’s innovation hub for a digital future.

Be part of the hip

On the site of the former US Army’s Patton Barracks rises a new hub for innovation in IT, AI, digitalization and life sciences: the Heidelberg Innovation Park, hip for short. A nexus of creativity and innovation aimed at researching and creating solutions and products for the digital future. A space that will offer a unique campus-like atmosphere, with trendy meeting points and flexible, multifunctional premises, where everything and everyone will be a stone’s throw away. The perfect setting for fruitful collaborations.

Hip adapts to your every need, whatever it may be. Is your company (still) a one-(wo)man-show? You’ve come to the right place: simply rent a desk in one of the many coworking spaces or in the International Business House. Do you need space for 500 people? No problem! Hip offers a wide variety of options:

  • Buy a plot and be the master of your own development
  • Rent a space in one of the refurbished, historical, existing buildings
  • Rent a space in one of our new buildings

Our DNA

innovation

The place where companies working in IT and life sciences become a force of collective innovation through the development of common projects.

community

A dedicated community management and inspiring meeting points build a sense of belonging.

climate neutrality

Hip will be a climate neutral center thanks to energy-efficient premises and the use of renewable energy.

flexibility

Hip meets your needs: from individual desks to commercial, 20,000-sqm spaces, everything is possible and customizable.

internationality

Hip lives up to its international host city and its renown university and interconnects companies and institutions from all over the world.

dynamic

Hip is constantly evolving; a place you will never get tired of!

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News

Never miss the latest news about the Heidelberg Innovation Park.

hip Events

At Heidelberg Innovation Park there is always something going on. Discover the latest events.

The hip community

In hip you will find a welcoming atmosphere to share ideas, meet interesting teams or enjoy afterwork events.
Be part of its community, contribute to its pool of ideas, leverage a unique setting for networking and, of course, take the chance to grow. hip is all this and much more. Choosing hip means also choosing its community, the cornerstone of a beautiful mosaic comprising companies, institutions, and people.

  • Community: a space for your own personal networking and common activities
  • Network: share your ideas with fellow hip companies and regional businesses
  • Meeting points: encounter fascinating people in the common spaces or enjoy a tasty lunch together at the SOMERVILLE
  • Makerspace: develop innovative products together with other companies
  • Leisure: enjoy the many events in the community or sports activities in the SNP Dome

The hip Community

In hip you will find a welcoming atmosphere to share ideas, meet interesting teams or enjoy afterwork events.
Be part of its community, contribute to its pool of ideas, leverage a unique setting for networking and, of course, take the chance to grow. hip is all this and much more. Choosing hip means also choosing its community, the cornerstone of a beautiful mosaic comprising companies, institutions, and people.

  • Community: a space for your own personal networking and common activities
  • Network: share your ideas with fellow hip companies and regional businesses
  • Meeting points: encounter fascinating people in the common spaces or enjoy a tasty lunch together at the SOMERVILLE
  • Makerspace: develop innovative products together with other companies
  • Leisure: enjoy the many events in the community or sports activities in the SNP Dome

h is for Heidelberg

Heidelberg is known all over the world, not only because of its castle, but also because it is a hub of cutting-edge research, start-ups and international companies. There are countless reasons to come to Heidelberg. Discover them all.

  • Heidelberg is one of Europe’s 46 superstar hubs (McKinsey Global Institute 2021)
  • The metropolitan area that comprises the cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim is the biggest center for biotech companies in Baden-Württemberg
  • Heidelberg is the 2nd highest-ranking city in newly founded, high-tech companies in Baden-Württemberg
  • More than 70% of its population work in knowledge-intensive services
  • The city was awarded the Global Green City Award in 2015

h is for Heidelberg

Heidelberg is known all over the world, not only because of its castle, but also because it is a hub of cutting-edge research, start-ups and international companies. There are countless reasons to come to Heidelberg. Discover them all.

  • Heidelberg is one of Europe’s 46 superstar hubs (McKinsey Global Institute 2021)
  • The metropolitan area that comprises the cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim is the biggest center for biotech companies in Baden-Württemberg
  • Heidelberg is the 2nd highest-ranking city in newly founded, high-tech companies in Baden-Württemberg
  • More than 70% of its population work in knowledge-intensive services
  • The city was awarded the Global Green City Award in 2015
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