ZBMT Centre for Bio-Medical Technology (Zentrum für Bio-Medizintechnik)

Our Centre vor Bio-Medical Technology (ZBMT) particularly addresses the needs of companies, active in the field of biotechnology and medical engineering. As the first cluster building of the RWTH Aachen Campus Melaten, the ZBMT is located in one of the most ambitious projects in the Aachen region. The building offers premium office and laboratory areas on a total area of around 4,100 m², separated on four floors.

We offer superb workspace facilities next to the nearby research facilities, such as the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (University Hospital) or the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

The proximity between science and economy results in an innovative climate from which you can benefit: Intensive networking between the stakeholder and institutes as well as the possibility to easily identify outstanding cooperation opportunities are just two of them.

  • demand-oriented office and laboratory space with state-of-the-art building technology
  • staggered, subsidised rent for founders in the biotechnology / medical technology sector
  • individual contract terms with short notice periods for start-up companies
  • employee parking spaces
  • commonly used kitchenettes and sanitary facilities
  • state-of-the-art telecommunications technology (NetAachen)
  • janitorial service
  • building security service
  • gastronomy with lunch menu in the neighbourhood (NANO-BISTRO at the MTZ / Forckenbeck Bistro - Restaurant)
  • free consulting for start-ups and plans for growth
  • well-developed local network
  • good infrastructural connection to the entire university landscape

About 30 percent of the space at the ZBMT is available for technology-oriented start-ups. Already established companies in medical technology and biotechnology, the so-called "campus companies", have access to the majority of the space, around 70 percent. By means of a formal "matriculation", these companies are given the opportunity to develop new methods and products in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen University.

The bright offices have an average size of 21 square metres and have a modern ambience.

Laboratory rooms
The ZBMT offers laboratory rooms in different sizes for various purposes - depending on the needs. They have an easy-to-clean latex wall coating, and the floor coverings are made of dissipative synthetic rubber.

Technical laboratory equipment

  • fresh and deionised water supply
  • neutralisation plant for laboratory waste water
  • compressed air supply
  • central aeration and deaeration system

The ZBMT - a building with exciting and innovative enterprises and start-ups. Here they introduce themselves:

Your contact

Lisa Seidel M. Sc.
Head of Department
Carmen Angelmann
Technology Centre Management
Patricia Orszulak M. Sc.
Project Management