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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.


„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.


Tobias Kirschnick © WISTA Management GmbH


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Charlottenburger Innovations-Centrum (CHIC)

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

Lars Hansen
WISTA Management GmbH
Team Leader CHIC Charlottenburg Startup Projects

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


Lageplan CHIC Innovationszentrum Berlin Charlottenburg

CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre
Bismarckstraße 10-12
10625 Berlin