About SWAB

Foundation of the German Economy for Labour and Employment



The digital revolution and disruptive business models change whole industries.

SWAB (Foundation of the German Economy for Labour and Employment) aims at creating and securing its clients from the established economy international access to industry-changing innovations and thus contributing to the creation and growth of highly qualified labour and employment in Germany and Europe.

Founded together with outstanding entrepreneurs, SWAB today searches on behalf of industrial companies for innovative startups and experts from the New Economy all around the world in the fields of logistics & commerce, BioMedTech and Engineering & Energy.

The Foundation
The Co-Initiators
Board of Trustees
Executive Office

SWAB Services

Our services for innovative, publicly traded and medium-sized industrial companies and startups



SWAB Innovation Scouting

SWAB offers established companies continuous access to Europe’s biggest innovation network and thus to cross-industry innovation and disruptive business models. [more]



Biotech Elevator

SWAB has established Biotech Elevator to support biotech startups with a holistic funding approach – from the acquisition of national and international grants to additional financings round with corporate venture funds. [more]



SWAB Executive Search

At the behest of industrial companies, SWAB searches for experts, entrepreneurs and executives from the New Economy. [more]


SWAB Partner and Member Companies


Best of Both – Old meets New Economy

SWAB is creator and organizer of a number of annual events with the main focus on innovation.


Best of Both Berlin

Best of Both Leipzig