Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

Welcome to Charlottenburg Innovation Centre CHIC

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

„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

„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


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

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.



An eye on the future

The Zukunftsorte Business Office aims to network Berlin's research and development locations more closely and create free space for innovation:

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Alan Kay is credited as the inventor of the term “personal computer” and was one of the computer scientists who always kept in mind the practical use that their…


codary closes €3.5 million seed to teach kids coding in a gamified way

Speedinvest leads the round with participation from specialized edtech funds and angels:

Berlin edtech company codary successfully closed its seed funding with €3.5 million. The leading investor is Speedinvest, one of the most active seed investors of European tech unicorns. Furthermore, the edtech…


Early practice

The start-up codary makes programming child's play:

Computers have become an integral part of our lives. They can be found on our desks, in our pockets, cars, and wrists, and act as televisions and game consoles. The new world is digital. If you know how to code just a…


For a healthier working environment

The start-up DearEmployee analyses the company culture and derives recommendations for action:

More and more companies are committed to creating healthier working conditions – faced with a shortage of skilled workers, they do so also to remain attractive. The Berlin-based start-up DearEmployee offers an ideal…



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


CHIC Charlottenburg Innovation Centre
Bismarckstraße 10-12
10625 Berlin