Who we are

With more than 1,200 members, CyberForum e.V. is the largest hightech.business.network. in Europe. From startups to international corporations, research institutions and universities: CyberForum brings them all together. A networking platform with the direct connection to competence, business contacts and career prospects. 

Be part of Europe's largest business network

CyberForum is a non-profit organization based in Karlsruhe.  Our activities are mainly based in the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe.

“From the network, for the network” is the guiding principle which inspires CyberForum. The exchange of experience, knowledge, contacts and ideas takes centre stage. Exciting business ideas start here, entrepreneurs meet like-minded people; scientists and technology enthusiasts make contact with economists, creative minds and business angels.

Our members come from various branches such as software development, e-commerce, IT consulting, social media, gaming, IT security, software architecture and media agencies and the creative industry.

What we do

CyberForum supports businesses from the IT and high-tech industry in all stages of their development: from startup consulting to professional staffing and even location marketing campaigns.  


We organize about 160 networking events, workshops, RoundTables and teambuilding events.
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We place apprentices and IT professionals in our member companies
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Startup promotion

We support startups, channel equity and operate an incubator.
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Interest representation

We represent the interests of the IT industry on state and federal level.
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Become a member

Have our offers and services convinced you to join us? Then be part of Europe's largest hightech.business.network. with more than 1,200 members. 

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Zum CyberForum e.V. gehören auch: die Zweigstelle CyberForum Süd in Baden-Baden, die 100-prozentige Tochter CyberForum Service GmbH und das landesweite DIZ | Digitales Innovationszentrum (Gesellschafter: CyberForum e.V. und FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik), das die Digitale Transformation im baden-württembergischen Mittelstand vorantreibt.

Our Experience - Your Benefit

Strong ideas need good partners. CyberForum Service GmbH is a 100% owned subsidiary of CyberForum e.V. and your trustable partner with our long-standing experience. Appropriate experience can already be decisive when determining the options of funding support or third-party funding. Our team will give you skilled and comprehensive advice. From numerous funding applications we know what is at stake when applying for funding support. 

In many cases details determine success. And big ideas should not fail on small matters. Do you want to use funding instruments? Benefit from our experience in gaining and managing research projects! You provide the ideas, we implement them in eligible applications. 

 What we can do for You 

Our offer ranges from concreting your idea to the final application and monitoring your application process. Through our network we can involve researchers whose scientific contribution will ensure that the innovative and unique character of your idea is clearly presented in the application.

We will raise the chances of your innovation being supported!   


We consult you comprehensively and confidentially about relevant funding programs

Establishing contacts

We connect you with reliable industry and research partners


Together we will examine your idea, work on a project outline and write the funding application.

Project controlling

We help you prepare progress reports and figures

Pooling Expertise

Because of our strong cooperation with scientific institutions like FZI Research Center for Information Technology or Fraunhofer institutes you can develop the specialist part of your application together with experts from all kinds of different fields. 

Our experts know about the latest trends in new application methods and scientific-oriented research.