Start-ups and spin-offs in medical engineering have found a home here. The space provided is modern, full of light, friendly and flexible. Perfect for young, motivated minds! The people who work here benefit from short distances. What makes Medical Valley Centre so suitable for young start-ups is its direct proximity to Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, to global players in the healthcare sector, to hospitals and investors, as well as to other scientific and economic actors.

We offer office space, co-working space, maker space and lab space. In the beginning of 2016 we opened up a new Medical Valley Centre in Forchheim with an additional 2500m² office space.


The close cooperation with the cluster management Medical Valley EMN e.V., operator of the Medical Valley Centre, provides companies a broad range of services, advice and support during all phases of the development of their business.

Our services help the commercialisation of your ideas. Our offerings include:

  • Funding procurement and consulting;
  • Identification and changes of strategic partners;
  • Assistance with market access – both in Germany and abroad;
  • Foundation support for a start-up, or company settlements;
  • Strategic needs assessment and health economics evaluation;
  • Regulatory approvals and reimbursement;
  • Help with ways to promote your company; and
  • New ideas and projects – stimulating transdisciplinary exchange and the creation of new ideas and projects by hosting events, workshops and communities of practice.

Medical Valley is also experienced in co-creating start-ups. In 2015, we co-founded the medical technology start-ups nice!innovations GmbH and TBrace GmbH.


Medical Valley EMN is a leading international cluster in medical technology. Here, there are not only highly specialised leading international research institutions, but also many emerging companies. They work closely with world-renowned health research facilities in the cluster in order to find solutions to the challenges of healthcare of today and tomorrow. The cluster is so outstanding that in January 2010 it was nominated as national Cluster of Excellence by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Since 2007 Medical Valley EMN operates as a uniting cluster management organisation. It currently has more than 200 members from industrial, science, healthcare, network and political sectors.

We also cooperate with many strategic partners like the Imaging Science Institute, Metean (Medical Technology Test and Demonstration Centre), the Translational Research Centre (University Hospital Erlangen), and Research OP (East-Bavarian Institute of Technology).


Medical Valley Centre has a long history. From 1893 until the late 20th century, Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall was located in this building. In 1925, Siemens AG bought the company and renamed it Siemens Reiniger Werk in 1932. Still today, pioneer work in the field of medical engineering is being done here, in Medical Valley Centre. Within a few years, the centrepiece of the Medical Valley Campus, has developed into one of the most successful centres of innovation in Germany, thereby coming close to 100% capacity.

In 2017 Medical Valley was awarded as a national digital health hub, by the German Government.