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CHIC – The WISTA Start-up Centre in Berlin's creative hotspot

The CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre* is the ideal location for start-ups from the creative industries or the technology sector seeking collaborations with universities, commercial enterprises and cultural institutions in Berlin's City West.

The CHIC offers approx. 5,500 sqm of office space for up to 100 companies. The rental conditions are very flexible; the CHIC also offers meeting rooms, tea kitchens, server rooms and a reception service.

This makes the CHIC the first address for founders and young companies on Campus Charlottenburg, one of the largest inner-city university areas in Europe – in the middle of Berlin's City West.

* This project was funded by the state of Berlin as part of the community economic development “Improving the Regional Business Structure” (GRW), which is jointly and equally funded by the federal and state governments.


"Moving into CHIC was a fortunate move for us. Excellent location near the TU Berlin, high flexibility regarding the rooms / m² and a service offer. In addition, there is a very helpful and pragmatic team. A clear recommendation!"

Maik Störmer, Managing Director (CFO) dive solutions GmbH

„This is a real flagship project for Berlin as a start-up location.“

Dr. Evelyn Kade-Lamprecht, Terra Consulting Partners GmbH

„Every start-up needs a home and we found ours at the Charlottenburger Innovations Centrum.“

Matthew Tuccio, Managing Director Mevango GmbH

„Here we are given the flexible framework conditions that we need as a young company. Competent contact persons are always there for us on a wide range of business issues.“

Dr. Henri Kretschmer, Managing Director Virtenio GmbH

„Even before we moved in, support was provided for strategy development and financing structure. In addition, we were given very promising contacts.“

Vincent Bichler, Managing Director Betterguards Technology GmbH

Campus Charlottenburg – one of Berlin's most important future locations

Zukunftsort Campus Charlottenburg

The CHIC is part of Campus Charlottenburg, one of Berlin's most important future locations for innovative synergies between business and science, the so-called “Zukunftsorte”, and a research and development location with a focus on:

  • creative industries and the arts
  • transport and mobility
  • renewable energies and Green Tech
  • microsystems technology and sensors
  • ICT and media
  • biotechnology and life sciences

The area is home to the Technische Universität (Technical University, TU Berlin) and the Universität der Künste (Berlin University of the Arts, UdK), two of Germany's most renowned universities. Important research institutions are also located here: Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), Heinrich Hertz Institute, MATHEON Research Center (mathematics research), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (National Metrology Institute of Germany PTB) as well as medium-sized and large companies.

The universities and non-university institutes promote the spin-off of technology-based companies.


Kristian Prins von VISSEIRO mit smartem Kissen © WISTA Management GmbH


Smart cushions

VISSEIRO GmbH is realising sensor systems for vital data monitoring at the CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre:

Based at the CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre, VISSEIRO GmbH is realising sensor systems to monitor vital data that can be integrated into seat cushions and mattresses. Having recently grown to a staff of 12, the company...

Curamatik-Gründer Sebastian Ahrndt © WISTA Management GmbH


Software for the healthcare sector

Curamatik GmbH from the CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre offers digital support for health issues:

Anyone seeking information on health issues today typically does more than simply asking doctors and pharmacists. In the era of smartphones and the internet, the range of digital tools has grown rapidly in the past few years...

O. Aktas, A. Sarauer, H.-H. Bode © WISTA Management GmbH


Digital, diverse, and integrated

Diversity in two exciting digital tools:

Diversity in two exciting digital tools: Open Deutsch, based at the Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC), combines learning German with integration. Inclusify is also a digital tool. Developed by the Federal Institute for...

HZB User Meeting © HZB/M. Setzpfandt


“Everybody feels more comfortable”

How diversity impacts on a positive company culture:

A stronger focus on diversity can be fruitful for an entire company. Two companies, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, have also experienced this, albeit in different ways. Jennifer Schevardo...


Wed 06 Jul

15.00 - 15.30 Online-Vortrag: Aufgabenpriorisierung ONLINE

Wed 06 Jul

17.00 Bier, Brezeln & Wirtschaftsförderung Bismarckstraße 10-12, 10625 Berlin
CHIC Innenhof

Wed 13 Jul

15.00 - 15.30 Online-Vortrag: Fokussierung ONLINE

Wed 24 Aug

10.30 - 12.30 Laufen mit System Pfarrer-Goosmann-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin
AVIVA Berlin, Raum 4. OG


Charlottenburger Innovations-Centrum (CHIC)

Bismarckstraße 10-12, 10625 Berlin
+49 30 590083-0
+49 30 590083-110

Olivia Budek
WISTA Management GmbH
Start-up Projects

+49 30 590083-105
+49 30 590083-110


Lageplan CHIC Innovationszentrum Berlin Charlottenburg

CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre
Bismarckstraße 10-12
10625 Berlin