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Detailed information about contact persons and institutions that provide support to people planning to start their own business can be found under Consulting, Financing as well as Office Space & More. Contacts for relevant authorities in Jena are listed under Start-up.

medways e.V.
Keßlerstr. 21b
07745 Jena

Industry: Medical Engineering

Contact: Dr. Eike Dazert
Tel.: 03641 / 87610-40
Fax: 03641 / 87610-50
Email: info(at)
Website: medways e.V.


    • Evaluation of the business idea, market observation and analysis
    • Consulting on regulatory requirements for certification and licensing
    • Clinical evaluation and assessment
    • Further education, employee training, in-house training on guideline 92/43 EWG as well as on Medical Device Directive (MDD) (“Medizinproduktegesetz“- MPG)
    • Introduction of quality management systems following DN ISO 13 485

      OptoNet e.V. - Photonics Network Thuringia
      Leutragraben 1
      07743 Jena

      Industry: Optics & Photonics

      Contact: Thomas Bauer
      Tel.: 03641 / 573 36 50
      Fax: 03641 / 573 36 59
      Email: info(at)
      Website: OptoNet e.V.


        • Involvement in the regional network and contacts to leading industry representatives
        • Support with the search for potential partners
        • Access to joint stands at international trade shows
        • Support with the application process of public funding from state (“Land”), federal and European government
        • Support with finding qualified staff as well as organizing press and PR activities
        • Free membership for three years after business launch

          SpectroNet – International Collaboration Cluster for Global Collaboration in Photonics
          c/o Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena GmbH
          Wildenbruchstraße 15
          07745 Jena

          Industry: Photonical Measurement Engineering and Quality Assurance

          Contact: M.Eng. Paul-Gerald Dittrich
          Tel.: 0175 / 5280 223
          Fax: 03641 / 6751 11
          Email: pg.dittrich(at)
          Website: SpectroNet

          Further Languages: English


          • Collaboration with national and international experts, companies and research institutions
          • Collaboration with high-level business contacts for joint national and international research and development projects
          • Methodical and technical support for national and international research and development projects
          • Measurement laboratory with equipment for feasibility analyzes and studies
          • Conference and training rooms
          • Open digital cluster platform
          • Special conditions for Start-Ups


          Leitfaden zu Gründerwettbewerben 2019 von der Plattform Für-Grü

          167 Wettbewerbe für euer Start-up

          Über aktuelle Wettbewerbsausschreibungen und Bewerbungsfristen informiert auch der monatlich erscheinende Newsletter der Wirtschaftsförderung Jena. Zur Anmeldung

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