Our partners

Many renowned companies already support 2iNNOVATE. Do you want to be part of the 2iNNOVATE network? Take a look here to discover what options are available. A selection of our current partners can be found on this page.

IP Partner

As one of Germany’s leading boutique IP law firms, we provide advice in all areas of intellectual property protection – patent, trademark, design and know-how. From the initial filing of an application, through the prosecution procedure to enforcement by litigation, our aim is to ensure your inventions and innovation remain what they are by nature – unique.


Meissner Bolte is a "full service" IP law firm offering a complete range of services in the field of Intellectual Property. Our services start with the filing of your application and proceed through the enforcement and successful exploitation of your IP rights. With more than 40 fully qualified patent attorneys and lawyers on hand, we provide you with specialist teams ensuring the success of your IP portfolio. Through interdisciplinary teamwork we bring together our specialists in individual areas of law, including patent, trademark and design law, to provide you with powerful and successful prosecution and litigation strategies covering the entire spectrum of intellectual property protection.


The patent attorneys at Meissner Bolte, many of whom have an associated LL.M. Degree (Master of Laws), have university degrees and doctorates in either engineering or natural sciences, and are active in the following technical fields:

  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computing and IT
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical technology
  • Chemistry and pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials Science


By working with a large and experienced partner such like Meissner Bolte we kill several birds with one stone: Many ideas and patent applications arrive via MBP to us. That is the fuel for 2iNNOVATE. In addition, the firm examines any ideas on patentability. Ideas which meet the high standards of our 2iNNOVATE selection process are patented comprehensively by MBP or other patent attorney partners. Additional IP analysis and hedging arrangements lead eventually assure that each idea can be implemented in full to exploit its economic success potential.

Technology Partner

Steinbeis is one of the world’s most successful providers of know-how and technology transfer. Central to all projects we work on: the success of our clients, co-workers and partners.


The Steinbeis brand has stood for the successful transfer and sharing of know-how and technology for over 30 years. Steinbeis builds made-to-last bridges between the source of knowledge and the area of application. This is because Steinbeis employees are at home at both ends of the bridge. At Steinbeis, the focus during all projects lies in the tangible benefit for clients or the business partner. Steinbeis operates independently of state backing, always adhering to market rules with all the services it provides. The organizational foundation of our success is based on entrepreneurial transfer processes for which we assume personal responsibility, underpinned by decentralized operations that are coordinated through a centralized framework.


Steinbeis has developed into an international network spanning roughly 1,000 transfer enterprises. This network encompasses 6,000 experts, each contributing to our network with their specialist knowledge and working on individual challenges in interdisciplinary teams to genuinely add value and thus facilitate the success of Steinbeis.


Steinbeis offers technology and management competence from a single source across a unique spectrum of fields, making its services available to partners and clients of all sizes in all kinds of areas. In doing so, it acts as a troubleshooter or service provider in the fields of consulting, research and development, training and continuing professional development.


For the cooperation with 2iNNOVATE Steinbeis has set up an exclusive transfer enterprise.


How do you know if an idea is technically feasible? How can we improve the idea even further? What are estimated R&D and production costs? And how do you find the technical experts in a position to answer all of these questions?

These essential building blocks are covered by Steinbeis as the exclusive technology partner. Only with the seal of the foundation any idea can proceed in the 2iNNOVATE selection and refinement process. In addition, experts from the Steinbeis network support in the implementation of ideas: from the idea refinement through production of the final product.

Communication & Marketing

NewMark is a communications agency for financial services. Our focus is in the areas of Corporate Communication, Public Affairs and Marketing Services.


We are an experienced team of consultants and journalists and have many years of experience as company spokesmen, journalists, marketing directors or art directors. All employees have a high level of financial literacy and cooperate in a networked manner within the agency.


NewMark’s range of services covers

  • Consulting & Coaching
  • Public & Investor Relations
  • Public & Foreign Affairs
  • Content & Editorial
  • Print & Online
  • Live & Vivid (events and more)


Professional communication is essential for a service company whose success depends on the cooperation with numerous partners. With Newmark we secured a cooperation with the German No. 1 in the area of financial communications. A broad range from internal communication, the networking with our partners as well as investors is managed by NewMark. We are very proud to be working with such a strong partner.

Partner Market Research

Founded more than 20 years ago in Cologne, Germany, rheingold has grown to be one of the most important and successful in-depth psychological research institutes worldwide. Today, rheingold conducts research all over the world and provides an in-depth understanding of markets, products, brands, advertising and media.


rheingold is a renowned provider of qualitative psychological research. Using morphology — a school of psychology developed at the University of Cologne — our 170-strong staff of graduate psychologists and psychologically-trained researchers analyse the unconscious mental factors and contexts that determine our individual actions when we are shopping and using products and media offerings.


So how does rheingold conduct research? By employing psychological in-depth interviews that allow us to delve into the psyche of consumers to produce actionable insights. In two-hour face-to-face or group explorative sessions, rheingold’s psychologists reveal the often unconscious mental influences and factors that determine consumer behavior. During the explorations, consumers are encouraged to describe in their own words everything that occurs to them in connection with the issue under discussion.


Our psychological depth interviews represent joint quests. In ever-deepening and intensifying descriptive processes, concealed or unconscious thought patterns are identified and exposed. This process unmasks turning points and psychological transitions which are explored to reveal their impact on consumer behavior.


As part of our selection process is a first professional market survey provides insight into the sales potential of an idea. But how to get from idea to final product design? How should it be packed? Via which channel(s) can it be sold? In which design should it be manufactured and at what cost can it be offered to which target group(s)? To ask these and many other questions professionally and hence to market each idea in the most successful way is rheingold’s contribution to our success: Another strong element in our structured selection process which is driven by the highest quality criteria.

Partner Financials

Klug & Engelhard is a partner for small and medium-sized enterprises. Since 40 years we have been supporting, companies, municipalities and individuals. As a privately owned firm with five partners, we know the problems of the SMEs and our services have specifically adapted to this clientele.


Services offered comprise audit services, tax and business advice to the full extent one can expect from a modern auditing and tax consulting company. We are a strong partner for developing solutions for and with our clients to meet the challenges of an increasingly dynamic business environment.


The management of 2iNNOVATE financials is essential. Many projects are to be planned, coordinated and financed. 2iNNOVATE also needs an experienced partner in the field of business valuation and M&A transactions. K&A help that quality and transparency 2iNNOVATE do not just remain empty words. Moreover Klug & Engelhard brings a lot of experience in building our business - from the preparation of business plans, financial controlling and accounting through to the coaching of the management team of founded companies.