BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

State-wide service agency providing targeted support to research institutions and companies in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors

At the end of 2002, the Baden-Württemberg government established BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH as a wholly owned affiliate for the promotion of biotechnology in the state. The 14-person team under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater provides support to research institutions and companies in the following topics: bioeconomy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry and medical technology (healthcare industry).

As Baden-Württemberg’s central point of contact for business development issues, it is the task of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH to optimally position the strengths of this leading location on a national and international level at the same time as developing the location to ensure future sustainability. Specific business promotion measures help to secure know-how and jobs in the state as well as transferring the huge potential of innovative research to industrial applications. BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH’s broad public relations work involves the dissemination of information about this highly innovative cross-sectional technology.



Activity Biomaterials, Biotechnology, Foundation, Medical Products, Pharmacy


Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater

Year of foundation




Supervisory board
  • Chairman: Michael Kleiner, Under Secretary in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing
  • Prof. Dr. Claus Eiselstein, Head of Department in the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry (Vice Chairman)
  • Gabriele Maschke, Deputy Head of Division in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing
  • Sibylle Hepting-Hug, Head of Department in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy Industry
  • Max Reger, National Forest President in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Juliane Weckerle, Deputy Head of Division in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance
Academic board
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rothbauer, University Professor, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Iris Lewandowski, University Professor, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
  • Dr. Martin Leonhard, Executive Director, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Tuttlingen
  • Dr. Gitte Neubauer, Cellzome AG, a GSK company, Heidelberg

financed by Baden-Württemberg