Xlife Sciences AG is a Swiss company that acts as an incubator and accelerator. The focus is on the value development of promising technologies in the life science sector.

The University Hospital Jena (UKJ) comprises 29 clinics with overall 1,396 patient beds. Yearly, it supports over 53,600 stationary patients and performs more than 274,000 outpatient consultations. The UKJ provides hospital care, research, as well as teaching.

OptoNet is a network of companies in the optics and photonics sector, situated in the the German state of Thuringia. Besides providing an information and communication platform, it connects regional companies with the international photonics community.

LICHTWERKSTATT JENA is a makerspace specialising in photonics at the Abbe Center of Photonics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Among other things, the Makerspace supports start-ups in the market-oriented development and technical implementation of innovative ideas.