As one of the leading technology centers in Germany the TZDO functions as a magnet and a contact center for ground-breaking technologies.

TechnologieZentrumDortmund (TZDO) - Centre of innovative technologies

The TechnologieZentrumDortmund (TZDO) is one of the leading technology and start-up centers in Europe.

TZDO is a renowned address for technology-oriented companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs with a history of development of over 35 years and is one of the largest technology incubators in Germany.

More than 300 companies are located at the Science and Technology Campus Dortmund

More than 300 companies with round about 13,500 employees are located at the Science and Technology Campus Dortmund. These companies transform their research and development ideas into marketable products - often in cooperation with neighbouring science.

TZDO as a hub for future-oriented technologies

The TZDO acts as a magnet and hub for future-oriented technologies. The variety focuses range from information technology and logistics to biomedicine, micro and nano technology and production technology.

Competence centres with industry-specific orientation

Started in 1985 as one of the accelerators of structural change in the region, today the TZDO, with a rentable area of more than 100,000 square meters and over 200 companies in various competence centres with industry-specific orientation, is a pioneering engine in the rapid change in technological innovations.

TechnologieZentrumDortmund network: 6 competence centres at 4 different locations in Dortmund

The TechnologieZentrumDortmund network is located in 6 competence centres at 4 different locations in Dortmund:

TechnologieZentrumDortmund (TZDO) (various technologies) and

BioMedizinZentrumDortmund (BMZ) (biomedicine)

in the middle of the Science and Technology Campus Dortmund

B1st Software Factory Dortmund (B1st) (software and it)

on the B1 opposite the Westfalenhallen

e-port-dortmund (e-port) (it and logistics)

in the Digital Port Dortmund

MST.factory dortmund (MST) (micro and nano technology) and

Zentrum für Produktionstechnologie Dortmund (ZfP) (production technology)

in the Technology Park PHOENIX West

The TZDO acts as

  •     the link between universities, institutes and companies
  •     a communicator in the active communication between science and industry
  •     networker on a local, regional, national and international level