“The meeting point of ideas” – that is the motto of the ICO (Osnabrück Innovations Centre). The ICO, which is situated right next to the campus of the Osnabrück University and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, is the place to go to in the Osnabrück region for innovative and technology-orientated start-ups. This is the place to go for businesses anxious not to miss any chance to make interesting contacts and share interesting ideas in their first few years. The focus of the ICO community is on meeting with other young businesses and sharing ideas and innovations. This helps to further develop ideas and innovations and successfully build up networks.
The InnovationsCentrum Osnabrück is a joint initiative of the City and the Administrative District of Osnabrück supported by Sparkasse Osnabrück (the Osnabrück savings bank) and Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG, the city’s municipal utilities. The ICO is financially supported as a regional development project by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic affairs, Labour and Transport.
The ICO provides office space with added value. In an area of some 2.500 m², individual ICO Offices can be rented starting at 23 m² floor area and equipped to a high specification. Both the offices and the infrastructure are designed to closely meet the requirements of start-ups.
Ensuring that the businesses in the ICO are not left without support is the task of the ICO-Team. The ICO-Team accompanies the business development of the ICO enterprises, helps to establish contacts and provides support in such matters as funded projects. In addition, the ICO-Team provides services such as reception, including accepting telephone calls and packages, which help make the everyday work of start-ups just that little bit easier.
ICO Coworking has 18 workplaces available for hire to freelancers, people in the pre-set up phase (eg students), and those who are self-employed. These workplaces can be rented for a day, a week or a month. Here start-ups can develop and exchange creative ideas with other coworkers whilst taking advantage of joint facilities such as WLAN, printing stations and coffee dispensers.
ICO Conference is an events area consisting of five rooms of various sizes for conferences, seminars and meetings. Equipped with state of the art media technology, they can accommodate 6, 18, 30 or 100 people, respectively. All rooms are barrier-free and fully air-conditioned. Why not go on our virtual tour of the ICO Conference area to get a first impression?
If you are interested in renting an office or a conference room or taking advantage of one of the coworking workspaces, get in touch with us! We are happy to help!