The City of Mannheim has been supporting the field of medical technology as an area of expertise and focus since 2011 with a specialized Medical Technology Cluster Management Team, which is organizationally linked to the Mannheim Economic Support Department. The contact persons of this Cluster Management Team are directly available on site at CUBEX ONE.

The Cluster Management Team also provides all CUBEX ONE tenants with hands-on support in resolving operational routine enquiries, finding the right technology and sales partners, driving collaborative projects and answering questions related to strategic planning. What is more, it offers a wide range of networking and industry events.
The Cluster Management Team not only offers specialized support on a corporate level, it is also in charge of the overall project management of the MMT-Campus as an area and infrastructure measure of the City of Mannheim.

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In this cluster network, multiple stakeholders can be reached from CUBEX ONE in no more than a five-minute walk and without even having to cross the road.


CUBEX⁴¹ is a smaller, though older, version of CUBEX ONE. The innovative start-up center for medical technology provides everything you need for the success and growth of businesses in this market of the future.

Located on the campus of the University Medical Center Mannheim within walking distance to the Mannheim Medical Technology Campus, CUBEX⁴¹ forms the hub of a competence network close to people, brands and markets, including the University Medical Center, the Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology (PAMB) and the Institute for Medical Technology (IMT).

CUBEX⁴¹ provides start-ups with a modern infrastructure that allows for ideal development and testing, with access to an intervention environment of the future as a partner of the M²OLIE research campus. The flexibility of both architecture and equipment is another positive aspect: In the end, it is not the size of the rooms that defines the dimension of an idea but the rooms’ equipment that defines research quality and growth.

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The Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology (PAMB) at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University was established by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and Fraunhofer Society to exploit the potential of automation in medicine and biotechnology. It is the first known research facility to focus on this area.

The open environment enables access to and exchange with all medical and biotechnological facilities in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, ranking among the largest in Germany and Europe. The close, multidisciplinary cooperation both within the facility and with partners in the region allows the Project Group to offer the entire range of services, from the product idea to its evaluation.

For Fraunhofer PAMB, automation technology in medicine and biotechnology refers to the integration of various technologies within one system. The Project Group has longstanding experience in industrial automation technology and the development of devices, instruments and software.

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The “Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment (M²OLIE)” research campus is developing a patient-centered and time-optimized infrastructure for the treatment of tumor patients in an “intervention environment of the future”. In multidisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, scientists, engineers, economists and computer scientists, the research campus develops and combines individual imaging, diagnostics and therapy process chains into one closed loop system.

The experimental intervention environment accommodated at the CUBEX⁴¹ start-up center on the campus of the University Medical Centre Mannheim is the heart of the M²OLIE research campus. The close proximity and linkage of research, clinical patient care and industry provides M²OLIE with an excellent platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research activities, which can be immediately tested and clinically evaluated.

The Mannheim M²OLIE research campus is among the nine prize-winning funded research projects honored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2012 as part of the “Research Campus – Public-Private Partnership for Innovation” competition. With this funding initiative, the BMBF supports large-scale, long-term approaches to location-based cooperation between research facilities and companies.

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Accommodated at the campus of the University Medical Center Mannheim, CUBEX ONE benefits from the direct link to a maximum care hospital with a wide range of cutting-edge diagnostic procedures and treatment options. Each year, around 52,000 hospitalized and day-care patients as well as 220,000 outpatients receive medical care from about 4,000 employees in approximately 30 clinics and institutes.

The Medical Faculty Mannheim based at the University Medical Center Mannheim is part of the famous, long-established Heidelberg University. Multiple lecture halls are available to around 1,400 medical students and their lecturers. The research activities of Mannheim’s medical experts are presented through recent publications, conferences, symposia and projects.

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The “Institute for Medical Technology of the Heidelberg University and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (IMT)” is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Heidelberg University and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

The IMT is engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of medical technology and supports junior scientists, especially combining disciplines from the related subject areas of medicine, biotechnology and technology.

The tasks of the IMT also include the support and realization of collaborations with other higher education institutions, non-university institutions and companies.

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The campus of the University Medical Center Mannheim also accommodates the Baden-Württemberg Telemedicine Coordination Office (Koordinierungsstelle für Telemedizin Baden-Württemberg, KTBW). The KTBW is dedicated to a cross-sectoral, close cooperation between research and teaching, medicine, technology and industry in the field of telemedicine. The aim is to integrate telemedical technologies with medical workflows in the long run and help successful projects take the leap to standard care.

It is crucial to transfer recent developments from research and teaching to the industry. Therefore, the Coordination Office brings together expertise, acting as a mediator and point of contact for research, medicine and industry.

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Mannheim provides a unique start-up ecosystem in an inspiring urban environment. A growing number of young companies develop new ideas for the future from here. The operator mg:gmbh runs eight start-up centers with a total space of 28,000 square meters and almost 300 companies operating in a wide range of sectors: from music, creative and fashion start-ups to information technology, technology and medical technology businesses.

The STARTUP MANNHEIM website informs new entrepreneurs and investors from Germany and around the world about the latest developments in the start-up city of Mannheim.

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