Kick-Off for Zollhof Digital Startup Center in Nuremberg

Innovative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and a promising network: all this can be found at the ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator in the German city of Nuremberg. At the listed old customs house building, Zollhof Betreiber GmbH is creating space for an ‘incubator’ to promote digital business ideas. Construction work began on April 1, 2019. Drees & Sommer is supervising the project, with its project management services ensuring controlled construction progress.

Flexible office space, meeting rooms and an event area spread over four floors with a total of 2,800 square meters: the ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator offers digital startups sufficient room and creative workspace. The historic Zollhof building in Nuremberg will be completely renovated for this purpose.

High-Quality Network Drives Business Founders

The special feature of the ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator is not only the creative space that startups can rent cheaply. The ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator offers founders considerable added value primarily through an excellent network of corporate partners, research institutes, investors and mentors. Well-known companies from the region work not only with the startups, but also with talented students who assist the corporate partners in internal digitization projects. Established companies benefit in this way from the entrepreneurial spirit of the ZOLLHOF team and from precisely the right products for their technological requirements, as they can apply the latest innovation methods and test business models thoroughly. The advantages for startups include business coaching, workshops, access to investors and business angels and, last but not least, the close dialog with other founders. ZOLLHOF startups operate in areas such as digital health, urban mobility, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and Big Data. One of the startups, for example, is developing a system for intelligent parking lot management as a component in a Smart City concept. Drees & Sommer has participated in the project since as early as 2017 with consulting services and project management, ensuring compliance with costs, deadlines and quality during the complete revitalization process.