Network and cluster development

Network and cluster development involves actively strengthening and expanding the existing network further. To foster our relationship with companies and the relevant stakeholders, we organize regular events where these groups can come together to network and exchange ideas. 

Another goal is to lay the foundation for professional, independent cluster management with a focus extending beyond the region.

Network and cluster development


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Jan Uphoff studied economic geography and has already held a variety of positions in economic development and place marketing. At the Hildesheim Economic Development Agency and the Frankfurt Economic Development Agency, he advised entrepreneurs and start-ups that were looking to set out on their own, and organized seminars and networking events for companies. At TechnologieZentrumMainz, he managed a project involving an extensive needs assessment and site analysis for the restructuring of TZM GmbH into a life science and biotech incubator. 

Since March 2022, he has been the network manager for the Mainz life science and biotechnology hub. Jan sees himself as a builder of bridges between businesses, start-ups and all of the stakeholders located in the region.

As someone whose job it is to foster economic growth, I find it really fascinating how an industry of the future can develop dynamically and shape a region. I want to do my part to ensure that companies and start-ups are able to develop in the best possible way.