Proximity to science

Located directly on the campus of the Ruhr University Bochum, the Technology Center Ruhr (TZR) offers ideal conditions for collaborations between science and economy.  Bochum University of Applied Sciences, the BioMedicineCentre Bochum and the Healthcare Campus North Rhine-Westphalia with the new college of health are located in the immediate vicinity. As a result, the TZR is the perfect place to take advantage of multiple synergies and a broad network. The Technology Quarter Bochum is also close at hand. Like the TZR, it serves as an example of successful partnerships between theory and practice.

TZR in the middle


18,000 square metres of innovation potential
The TZR's 18,000 m² are home to approximately 60 companies. Our lessees not only appreciate our flexible leasing system for offices, workshop space and function rooms, but also benefit from adequate parking space. Attractive architectureWith its modern architecture, the TZR is a real eye-catcher with an appealing working environment – particularly for technology-led companies. The front-mounted panoramic lift and roof-top sky domes give the building a light, friendly appearance.



Well-connected, accessible
No other region in Germany is as well-connected and systematically developed in transport terms as the Ruhr region. The TZR is easy to reach by public transport links and by car. The A 40, A 43 and A 44 motorways are just a few minutes' drive away. Both lessees and their business partners appreciate the TZR's excellent traffic links.


of the Ruhr area

Location benefits

Location-based innovation potential
Successful products, processes and services require innovations in order to remain competitive. The TZR lies in close proximity to seven universities. With their academics and research assistants, they offer enormous potential in terms of innovation and skilled personnel – ideal conditions to promote research and development.

A region characterised by diversity
Bochum is home to over 12,000 companies. The advantages of this city, located at the heart of the Ruhr region, are obvious: excellent traffic links, extensive recreational value thanks to the district's many green areas, and proximity to various universities. Last but not least, the region's social character is an important plus point. In the Ruhr region, people wear their hearts on their sleeves and speak openly – in short, it is an ideal place to develop ideas.



TZR - Technologiezentrum Ruhr
Universitätsstraße 142
44799 Bochum
Telefon: +49 234 97060-0
Telefax: +49 234 97060-60


By Car
Drive via motorway A 43 / exit Witten Herbede, then along Wittener Straße via Blankenstein towards Hattingen.

By Train
If you arrive at Essen Central Station (Intercity station), take the commuter train line S 3 to Hattingen-Mitte.

If you arrive at Bochum Central Station (Intercity station), take the commuter train line 308 to Hattingen-Mitte or the bus line CE31 to Henrichshütte.

By Bus
Take the bus line 558 from Hattingen-Mitte to Stadtbauamt (approx. 8 minutes) or the bus line CE 31 (towards BO) to Henrichshütte (approx. 8 minutes).

By Plane
If you arrive at Düsseldorf Airport, take the commuter train line S1 / S21 to Essen Central Station or Bochum Central Station.