Integrated local economic development

Integrated local economic development is about creating a breeding ground for growth, nurturing start-ups and attracting businesses in the life sciences and biotechnology sector in Mainz. 

The goal is to improve the ecosystem in Mainz and achieve sustainable development with close links to the surrounding area through new projects, integration and collaboration.

Integrated local economic development

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Felix Wälder is Managing Director of biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH. He has been focusing on innovative solutions in public sector management for the best part of a decade. As the authorized signatory of ZBM, the city of Mainz’s holding company, he heads up investment management operations in the area of urban development, public utilities, city marketing and education and social affairs. 

Wälder, who studied public administration and political science, has been working toward positioning and cultivating the life science and biotechnology hub in Mainz as part of an interdisciplinary team and in close collaboration with the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 2021.

Expanding the life science and biotechnology hub lays the groundwork for tomorrow’s innovations and is a sign of our commitment to scientific excellence. The ambitions of the hub and the vibrant culture in Mainz will be key factors in our success.