Don't hesitate to contact us:

Claudia Sandoval-López
Office for Economic Development and Science
Haus der Wirtschaftsförderung, Heiliggeiststraße 12
69117 Heidelberg
Fax (0 62 21) 58-3 00 10

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International Desk and International Business House

Welcome to the International Desk – your one-stop-shop for foreign companies exploring business opportunities in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region. We’re also dedicated to supporting local companies in their expansion to the cities and countries of Heidelberg’s sister cities.

Blick auf den hip im Vordergrund und die Heidelberger Weststadt im Hintergrund.

Our International Business House is located in the innovative Heidelberg Innovation Park (hip), providing excellent networking opportunities in life sciences, IT, and artificial intelligence. We offer a range of services for start-ups, small, and medium-sized companies to help them expand their business in Heidelberg, including flexible office solutions such as co-working space, unfurnished offices, and conference rooms.

Introduction program and assistance

We also offer an introduction program to the Heidelberg business system for foreign companies, assistance with finding offices and real estate, networking opportunities within the local business and scientific communities, help with orienting international employees, and advice for local companies seeking to enter international markets.

If you need further support and services for foreigners in Heidelberg, we can connect you to the relevant local and regional organizations.

At the International Desk, we are committed to helping start-ups, small, and medium-sized companies discover business opportunities in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your international expansion goals.

Our International Desk Services

1. Introduction program to the Heidelberg business system for foreign companies

Join our business exchange programs and meet with local stakeholders to learn about Heidelberg’s business ecosystem.

2. Support for foreign companies in their search for offices and real estate

Our International Desk serves as an intermediary in the search for real estate and rental space for international companies. We also temporarily host small business teams in Heidelberg through our International Business House.

3. Networking opportunities within the regional business and scientific communities

We coordinate events in cooperation with local networks to give international entrepreneurs a better overview of business and research activities in Heidelberg.

4. Support for international employees

We assist companies with international employees in orienting their employees and their families to their new location.

5. Support for local companies in their internationalization process

We offer local entrepreneurs advice and support to explore their business opportunities in Heidelberg’s partner cities, including Hangzhou (China), Palo Alto (USA), Montpellier (France), Cambridge (UK), Rehovot (Israel), Simferopol (Crimea), and Kumamoto (Japan).

Offerings of the International Business House

Coworking Spaces

  • Six fixed desks within the co-working space (rates include internet access, and shared kitchen and lounge area)
  • Monthly fee: 245 Euros (plus tax)
  • Weekly pass: 60 Euros (plus tax)
  • Day pass: 20 Euros (plus tax)


  • Unfurnished office (rates include internet access)
  • Flexible monthly contracts
  • Monthly fee:
  • 13 Euros per m2 (plus operational costs and tax)
  • 40 Euros to 60 Euros (plus tax) for shared kitchen and lounge area

Conference Rooms

  • Per day: 300 Euros (plus tax)
  • Per half day: 175 Euros (plus tax)