Our Partners

We organise OpenInnovation@HoLL together with our partners Axel, CyberForum and PionierGarage.



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The energy accelerator was initiated by fokus.energie e.V., the energy network of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and its partners, to support early-stage energy start-ups in creating their business and accelerating their market launch.


CyberForum e.V. – Hightech.Unternehmer.Netzwerk.

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With more than 1,200 members, CyberForum e.V. is the largest Hightech.Business.Network. in Europe. Entrepreneurs, founders, creative minds, employees of research institutes and institutions, students, business angels and apprentices network in CyberForum. Overall, the members represent around 30,000 workplaces.

CyberForum organises almost 200 networking and training events annually, with more than 19,000 visitors (2018). A further focus are offers for companies in all growth phases: from the CyberLab, the IT accelerator of the state of Baden-Württemberg to "Mentoring & Coaching" and the access to the investor network up to the support in securing specialists. CyberForum supports digital SMEs in the IT region Karlsruhe as well as in other areas – whether across the state in the "IT-Bündnis" (IT alliance), nationally in the "Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand" (federal association of IT SMEs) or at international level, for example via the Business Roaming Agreement, which supports companies in the internationalisation.

CyberForum e.V. includes: the branch CyberForum Süd in Baden-Baden, the 100% subsidy CyberForum Service GmbH and the statewide DIZ | Digital Innovation Centre (partners: CyberForum e.V. and FZI Research Center for Information Technology), which forwards the digital transformation in small and medium-sized companies of Baden-Württemberg.

CyberForum was founded as a public-private partnership in 1997 and employs by now a team of around 50 persons.



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PionierGarage is a platform for young start-ups in Karlsruhe. As the biggest German student initiative in the field of entrepreneurship, it supports both founders as well as those aspiring so to be. Through events like founder speeches, workshops or hackathons, prospective founders are supported optimally. Special highlights are the launchpad, Germany's first student incubator and our yearly founding contest GROW.