We assist industry, academic and clinical partners with defining, funding and researching their innovative ideas and new product development goals with a focused consultancy service and technical development support.

What we do

At Inova DE we have two focus of business development: Innovation Management and Software Development.

Both are complementary and synergetic. While we write project proposals for our customers to obtain EU and national funding, we are also often participants in research and product development.

We have particularly good experience with funding programs such as ZIM & KMU Innovative, Eurostars, Horizon Europe including ERC, Clusters and Missions and of course EIC Pathfinder accelerator or EIC Pathfinder challenges and numerous others.

Innovation Management

Funding for your research, development and innovation project

Software Development

We turn challenges into products and services

About the team

We are based in Heidelberg and we operate throughout Europe. We are set to help you with any innovation and product development or market introduction challenge you face.

We are a BMWK authorized consulting firm for Go-Innovative program. We can help with your innovation needs, and 50% of your expenses are covered BMWK. Your benefit: With innovative product solutions you win new customers, expand your sales market and thus strengthen your competitiveness. 

know the teamcontact us

We are a delegation of the INOVA+ company who has over 20 years of experience in innovation consulting and many partners across Europe.

INOVA+ stands as the 11th most funded SME by the former EU Framework with offices in Oporto, Lisbon, Brussels, Heidelberg and Warsaw.

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Inova DE in numbers so far (status 2017):

Locations in Europe: Heidelberg, Brussels, Porto, Lisbon and Warsaw
Started R&D projects in Healthcare in Heidelberg since 2014
Sucessufully executed funded projects in Heidelberg since starting in 2016
Years of experience in valorisation and commercialization of R&D results by the group
Approval rate in European projects by the group
Active R&D partners on running projects
Approval rate in National projects by Heidelberg
Technologies and innovative products launched onto the market with the support of our group
RDI projects successfully implemented by the group within the timing and complying with the proposed objectives
Supported organisations from different sectors
Partners in our network both national and international
1210 K
Amount of public investment in Heidelberg branch alone

Jobs & Career

Looking for your next big adventure? An R&D challenge with a meaning? You’ve came to the right spot then.

Here we publish career opportunities for professionals to find a job that’s exciting, rewarding, and über flexible. You’ll have a chance to master your professional fate and participate in the creation of solutions with tremendous impact. You’ll be involved in a international team with high visibility projects and a guarantee of recognition.


Codeco Meeting

CODECO-Innovation in Edge-Computing

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In the context of the very future-oriented and large-scale CODECO project, Inova DE GmbH is involved in administrative management. In addition, there are tasks such as setting up and expanding…

Park4Flex – Intelligent Parking

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Vision of Park4Flex Renewable energies and electric cars are currently among the most current and important topics. The Park4Flex project combines these two areas. It contributes to the accelerated integration…

KliNet5G – The future of hospital networks

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Currently, Inova DE GmbH is working on the KliNet5G network. In the course of the project, a secure and flexible network based on OpenRAN and 5G is to be established…



CAD-Ray Manufacturing GmbH

“Inova helped us kickstart an important software project. They were diligent and quick to implement our requirements which was fundamental to enable our business to move forward.”
- Roddy MacLeod, CEO.


CAD-Ray Manufacturing GmbH

“Inova took the development challenge and set-up the skeleton MVP to within a few weeks. We continued further on this backbone to create a competitive product.”
Ulf Willers, CTO.



“We partnered with Inova in our research projects, as synergies are abundant. With Inova’s help we created new proof-of-concepts that demonstrate our technical capabilities.”
Akram Idrissi, Researcher.


Go Limpets Lda

“We collaborated with Inova in creating a digital platform to monitor our processes. The work was funded by a joint EU project, which saved us a lot of economic resources and gave us a technological boost. I would recommend their work and knowledge as we will continue to advance joint projects.”
Bruno Bento, COO.


Efinger-Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

“Inova wrote for us multiple proposals, and secured funds to push our research results all the way to the market. And surgical instruments are not the easiest concepts to describe and design, but Inova managed to create and financial support for our innovation activities.”
Gunter Efinger.