04/12/2022 | BioRegio STERN Management GmbH | Press

Many other promising projects in the pipeline

(Stuttgart) – The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is funding an international cooperation network – smart analytics – for a further three years. This competence network consists of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities, hospitals and scientific institutes from Germany and other countries that are working together to develop innovative analytical methods and applications for healthcare, industry and research. Initial research and development projects are already underway.

In Phase II, which has now been approved, there are many further promising projects in the pipeline. Dr. Verena Grimm, Project Manager at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, is therefore delighted about getting the go-ahead: “Our smart analytics network is a platform for highly innovative companies from very different areas of analytics. Combining intelligent technologies and analytical methods has the potential to create new prospects for wide-ranging areas of application.”

BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is coordinating the international smart analytics ZIM network in Germany. The project is being funded by the BMWK and currently includes 31 partners from Europe. Other companies are welcome to become project partners. This will give them access to targeted support so that they can submit equally promising research and development applications to ZIM as necessary.

German SMEs:

  • AHF analysentechnik AG, Tübingen
  • 4base lab AG, Reutlingen
  • Synovo GmbH, Tübingen
  • JLM Innovation GmbH, Tübingen
  • KWO Kunststoffteile GmbH, Offenau
  • CLADE GmbH, Esslingen am Neckar
  • yuri GmbH, Meckenbeuren
  • Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH, Reutlingen
  • Mediagnost GmbH, Reutlingen
  • Contexo GmbH, Winterbach
  • DTS Prototyping, Bisingen
  • FREESIXTYFIVE GmbH, Bad Kreuznach
  • defortec GmbH, Dettenhausen
  • macs Software GmbH, Zimmern ob Rottweil
  • Goldfuss engineering GmbH, Balingen

German research partners:

  • NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen, Reutlingen
  • University Hospital Tübingen
  • Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V., Villingen-Schwenningen
  • University Hospital Würzburg
  • Furtwangen University
  • Institut für Energie und Umwelttechnik e.V. (IUTA), Duisburg
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Würzburg
  • Reutlingen University
  • University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)

International partners:

  • IONICON Analytik GmbH, Austria
  • Qualizyme Diagnostics GmbH & Co KG, Austria
  • ADBINNO SARL, France
  • Cordouan Technologies SAS, France
  • Poly-Dtech, France


  • ISOCS, France
  • BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, Germany
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Verena Grimm, Dr. rer. nat.

Project Management
Project Management
Verena Grimm, Dr. rer. nat.

"By participating at the trinational study course of the École supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg, I was able to gain first international study experience. After graduating with a diploma thesis in the area of Virology and Gene Therapy at the University of Michigan, I developed a DNA microarray for rapid antibiotic resistance detection during my doctorate at the Institute of Technical Biochemistry in Stuttgart. The following ten years I worked in the product and marketing management in the field of diagnostics at Greiner Bio-One GmbH, which produces multiplex analytical methods for use in food safety, human diagnostics and product safety in the pharmaceutical industry. Starting January 2017 at the BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, I will use my international experience in the development, application and marketing of biotechnological methods to network, attend and support companies in the medtech and biotech industry in the region. As project manager I support the regional companies’ prospects for automated applications and the development of new products."


Interested companies can contact Dr. Verena Grimm.


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