Z4. The Future of Plasma and Life Sciences.

Europe’s smartest mile for plasma technology and life science can be found in the far north. The Greifswald Z4 combines research, development and production under one roof.

A home for future makers

The Z4 offers founders and large companies unique synergy effects in the field of plasma technology and life science. Direct collaboration between research and development significantly streamlines the value chain. Under one roof, it only takes a few steps from test tube to market readiness.

Flexible laboratory, technical and production rooms on 5,500 m² and bundled expertise make the Z4 a high-performance technology location. A focal point for researchers and well-trained professionals from all over the world. A starting point for visionary ideas. And home for all those who want to make the future.

Move in, research, ready!

Your advantages at Z4

Get set, go - Ready for immediate occupancy thanks to flexible infrastructure.

All rooms are equipped according to the latest standards and can be occupied without high investment costs. The flexible usage concept allows the areas to be allocated according to eligibility and subject areas. We would be happy to advise you on our available areas for rent.

Under one roof - From the idea to market readiness under one roof.

The Z4 provides a seamless value chain with laboratory, technical and practical production rooms under one roof. This means you can convert your research results into marketable products without any detours.

Hand in hand - Using synergies and expanding horizons.

The direct collaboration of research, large companies and founders is the ideal breeding ground for innovation. Benefit from short distances, fresh impulses and interdisciplinary exchange.

Smartest Mile - Found on Europe's smartest mile.

The site is home to the highest density of researchers from plasma technology and life science in Europe. The center is perfectly integrated into the infrastructure of the university campus and offers the perfect environment for companies on a growth path.

The perfect fit – Direct access to suitable specialists

The Greifswald university site derives its research strength from the intensive, interdisciplinary cooperation of five faculties, including the University Medical Center. This offers the best conditions for networking and recruiting highly qualified professionals with practical training.

Talent Hot Spot - Attracting the right people to the north.

The Z4 is the magnet for talent in the north. The attractive working atmosphere and the dynamic vibe of a business incubator attract talent and top performers from all over the world.

Place to live - Living in a well-structured region.

Greifswald offers a very high quality of life. Extremely short distances, the proximity to the sea, and the excellent infrastructure will not let families move away again so quickly.

WITENO as operator

WITENO GmbH has been fuelling technology and knowledge transfer and bringing science and business together for 30 years. As the operator of office, laboratory and production areas, we support company founders, young companies and well-established SMEs on their way to growth and success. Our portfolio includes the rental of the infrastructure as well as an all-round service and consulting package, leaving you free to focus on your business.

>So far, 11,000 sqm of rentable space (TZV, Biotechnikum, cowork)

>As of 2023: Z4 + 5,500 sqm /

>As of 2025: Digital Innovation Center + 5,400 sqm

>Approx. 90 tenants with a total of around 500 employees

>Focus: Biotech, bioeconomy, IT, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, plasma technology, environment & energy

INP as a partner

The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.) is one of the world leaders in the research of low temperature plasmas. Scientists, engineers and other specialists conduct future-oriented research and development from the idea to the prototype. The topics are based on social issues as a whole and on the requirements of the market.

>Established in 1992

>Member of the Leibniz Association

>Over 200 employees

>133 office spaces and 49 laboratories

>Disciplines: include physics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biology.

Z4 in figures

sqm of rental space

sqm laboratory space


Further benefits

– Own conference area
Full Service
– Own parking level
– Close to Greifswald city center

The Center for Life Science and Plasma Technology (Z4) is located directly at the University of Greifswald campus with its Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Greifswald University Medical Center. The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, part of the Greifswald Institute, is just a few minutes away on the outskirts of the city.

Opening event on March 2, 2023

Construction progress

Center for Life Science und Plasmatechnologie 100%

“The direct collaboration of research and production, plasma and bio, small and large companies is simply unique in Europe.”

Wolfgang Blank


"The direct collaboration of research and production, plasma and bio, small and large companies is simply unique in Europe.”

Wolfgang Blank


Moin. We are happy to help.

Do you want to move to Z4? Are you interested in the network and want to get to know us? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Annika Braun

Phone: +493834 – 515 109
Mail: z4@witeno.de

Z4 – Zentrum für Life Science und Plasmatechnologie

Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49 b
17489 Greifswald



Project partner

Jan Engelbrecht
Phone +49 384 8536-212
Mail: j.engelbrecht@greifswald.de

Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald
Abteilung Wirtschaft und Tourismus
Walther-Rathenau-Str. 11
17489 Greifswald

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