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About BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH

Founded in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 2011, BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) is closely connected to North Rhine-Westphalia’s official institution BIO.NRW though being an independent enterprise. BIO CM supports the aims of BIO.NRW by various means, especially by business operations. Consequently, BIO CM is focused on the development of the life science industry of Germany’s largest federal state and offers various services including project management, business event organization, preparation of business studies, and many more. Since 2017, BIO CM coordinates the BMBF funded project “ChInValue” (China-NRW innovative life science value chains) as part of the program “Internationalization of leading-edge clusters, future projects, and comparable networks”. Furthermore, the company has initiated and established the “EIT Health Investors Network” as an EIT Health founding partner and in addition, works as a project partner in further funded projects.


Background BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH

The company was founded in December 2011 as an entrepreneurial company with limited liability by Bernward Garthoff, a year later by capital increase, the registered regional association partners, BioRiver-Life Science im Rheinland e.V. and BioIndustry e.V. joined to form as a limited liability company at the commercial registered under HRB 65649, Düsseldorf.

In December 2015, Bernward Garthoff handed over a major part of his registered share to the charity organization ‘Förderverein Biotechnologie NRW e.V.’ by that now the major shareholder.



BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH
Merowingerplatz 1
D-40225 Düsseldorf


+49 (0)211 942 150 49


working hours:

  • Mon.   –   Fri.:     9:00 – 17:00
  • Sat. and Sun.:    closed

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