There are numerous innovative and yet untapped development and application potentials in the field of analytics. Within the smart analytics network, new partnerships will be initiated to create synergy effects to develop innovative product ideas and new application perspectives for analytical technologies.


Smart analytics - Goals

  • Establish international competence network for highly innovative analytical processes
  • Develop new analytical methods & applications for health care / industry / research
  • Promote national and international cooperation (SME-SME; SME-RTO)
  • Create synergy effects through new technology combinations (AI, ICT, analytics, sensors)
  • Unfold new application potential through automation and intelligent evaluation
  • Use digital networking / AI / data platforms for new value creation strategies


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In May 2020 the international ZIM network "smart analytics" was launched, funded by the ZIM programme (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). With "smart analytics", the development of innovative analytical methods and applications in the health care sector and for industry and research is to be promoted. Over a period of at least one and a half years and with approximately 177,000 euros in funding, 12 partners (SMEs, research institutions) from all over Europe will initially establish a competence network together with the German network management, BioRegio STERN and the international coordinator, ISOCS (International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing).

If you are looking for funding for a technologically innovative research and development project in the life science sector, please feel free to contact us. The further inclusion of small and medium-sized companies in the network is always possible and welcome.

If you are interested, please contact us:

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."

Nina Zabel, M.Sc. Biology

Project Management
Project Management
Nina Zabel, M.Sc. Biology

„I completed my master’s degree in biology at the University of Hohenheim. During my internship at Greiner Bio-One GmbH, I gained a working knowledge of the operations of the various departments in the company. This gave me an understanding of the entire development process of products for specific applications in medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and industry. Afterwards, I wrote my thesis at the Institute for Membrane Physiology in collaboration with Greiner Bio-One GmbH. During this time, I characterised magnetic nanoparticles, which represent a model system for creating 3D cell cultures, and investigated their influence on cellular parameters. Since February 2018, I have been working at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, where I support the project management team on national projects.“



A sense for innovation

BioRegio STERN initiates the new international ZIM network "smart analytics" (Stuttgart) - BioRegio STERN Management GmbH has won the tender for another project funded under the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The ...