“Surround yourself with people who lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” - Jim Rohn
These quotes emphasize the importance of surrounding yourself with people who support, encourage, and inspire you in a conducive environment that can significantly impact your personal life and the life of any business venture. When your business is in a supportive and empowering environment, it enhances your chances of success by opening up opportunities hitherto unexplored, which can boost your confidence and help you overcome challenges.
As a new-age, innovative venture such as Vaionic that has set itself on the course to transform the e-mobility space, being in the right place at the right time is the key to success. To this end, we have opened up our office space in one of the most conducive environments in the world that disruptive business entities can think of – Adlershof, Berlin.
What is Adlershof?
Adlershof is a neighborhood in the southeast of Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1704, it is regarded as the birthplace of German aviation. It has been transformed into a hub of scientific research and technology, as well as film and television production. Many institutions, companies, and research facilities are located in the area, notably the German Aerospace Center, the Fraunhofer Society, and the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin. It is also home to some 1200 businesses. Adlershof is also home to a thriving start-up scene, with many young companies working in technology, software development, and biotechnology. Additionally, the area has a large park and several lakes, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation. In recent years, Adlershof has undergone significant development and modernization, attracting new residents and businesses to the area.
The Berlin Adlershof Science City is one of the most successful high-technology sites in Germany and Berlin’s most prominent media location – embedded in an integrated urban planning concept. It is home to 1,187 companies and scientific institutions with 24,500 employees on an area of 4.6 km². In addition, there are about 6,650 students and around 1,000 trainees. At the heart of the Science City is the Science and Technology Park, which hosts 532 companies and ten non-university research institutes at the cutting edge of technologies such as photonics and optics, renewable energies and photovoltaics, microsystems and materials, IT and media and biotechnology and environment.
What makes Adlershof in Berlin the right place for businesses?
Adlershof has become a hub for technology startups, research institutions, and innovative companies, making it an essential center for technological advancement in Europe. Adlershof is home to numerous technology startups, incubators, and innovation centers, fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit.
Adlershof is an attractive location for starting a venture in Berlin due to several factors:
Scientific and technological expertise
Adlershof is home to many scientific and technological research institutions and companies, making it a hub of innovation and expertise. This can provide a rich pool of talent and resources for startups looking to develop new products or services.
Strong startup ecosystem
The area has a vibrant startup scene, with many young companies working in various fields, from technology to biotechnology. This can provide a supportive community for new entrepreneurs and offer collaboration and networking opportunities.
Highly skilled workforce
Berlin is known for its highly educated and talented workforce, and Adlershof is no exception. The area attracts many highly skilled professionals, making it easy for companies to find the talent they need.
Access to major European markets
Berlin is a central hub for travel and transportation in Europe, making it an ideal location for companies looking to access markets across the continent. Adlershof is well-connected to the rest of the city and the wider region, making it easy to reach key markets.
Favorable business climate
Berlin is regarded as one of the most entrepreneurial cities in Europe, with a supportive and dynamic business environment. The city also offers a range of incentives and subsidies for companies, making it an attractive location for businesses of all sizes.
Access to funding
Adlershof is well-connected to Germany's funding and investment community, making it easier for startups to secure the financing they need to grow their businesses.
Affordable office space
Compared to other areas of Berlin, Adlershof offers relatively affordable office space, making it a more accessible location for startups just starting.
Quality of life
Adlershof is a well-planned, modern neighborhood that offers a high quality of life, with parks, lakes, and plenty of green spaces. This can be an attractive option for entrepreneurs who want to balance their work and personal lives.
The European Union supports the S&T Park
The Adlershof Science and Technology Park within the larger Science City is co-financed by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), also known as the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE). The EFRE is a funding program established by the European Union to support the economic development of regions within its member states. The program provides funding for projects that promote innovation, job creation, and economic growth, among other goals.
In the case of Adlershof Science and Technology Park, EFRE funds have been used to support the development and expansion of the park's infrastructure, including the construction of new office buildings, research facilities, and technology incubators. The funds have also been used to support startups and young companies, helping them grow and succeed. The co-financing of Adlershof Science and Technology Park by the European Union's EFRE program has played a critical role in helping the park to develop and succeed, establishing it as one of Europe's leading technology and innovation hubs.
Vaionic is perfectly aligned with the philosophy behind the S&T Park
Vaionic is a startup that specializes in electric mobility solutions. The company focuses on developing and producing innovative electric drivetrains that seek to transform the electric mobility industry. Vaionic is focused on bringing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to the market and is committed to making it easier for people to switch to electric transportation.
The vision and mission of Vaionic are aligned with the core areas in which the companies within the Science and Technology Park are focused.
Vaionic has nearly a thousand square meters of space within the Science and Technology Park. Out of this, almost half of it is utilized as office space along with engineering work such as simulation, construction, and all the other operational work. The other half is utilized for development, production, and testing. Vaionic greatly benefits from the park's facilities, which include state-of-the-art research and development labs, office buildings, and technology incubators, providing a supportive environment for companies like Vaionic to grow and succeed.
Adlershof is a thoughtfully created and meticulously designed hub of innovation. Only some regions can boast a vibrant and conducive business infrastructure, access, and resources to help businesses reach the next level.
Vaionic's location within the Adlershof Science and Technology Park not only provides the company with access to a wealth of resources and expertise, helping it to grow and succeed as a leading electric mobility company, its supportive ecosystem, combined with its focus on innovation and technological advancement, makes it an ideal location for technology startups and companies like Vaionic.