Place Beyond Bytes

Place Beyond Bytes

Welcome to Place Beyond Bytes - a co-creation lab for data-based impact ventures - in collaboration with GUIDE  funded by the Excellence Startup Center Program!

Our Place Beyond Bytes is located in the beautiful Dahlbender Villa on the Haniel Campus in Duisburg Ruhrort, offering a unique and inspiring environment for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and field experts to come together and jointly create digital innovations.

We are dedicated to supporting innovators and entrepreneurs in producing digital innovations towards sustainable futures.

Our focus is on fostering growth and collaboration in the fields of sustainable service, process, and business model innovation. We offer office desks for upcoming entrpreneurs and innovators to realize their digital products and services. We also offer a range of workshops and networking events that bring together founders, students, and leading experts in tech and science, providing a platform for exchange, collaboration, and growth.

At Place Beyond Bytes, we believe that innovation and success are the result of collaboration and co-creation.

Our modern IT infrastructure and fast broadband connections allow for seamless communication and collaboration. Our meeting rooms, video room, and common area provide the perfect space for workshops, presentations, and networking events.

Join us at the Place Beyond Bytes and be a part of the sustainable start-up revolution. Meet like-minded individuals, expand your knowledge, and collaborate with the experts to bring your ideas to life. Whether you're a student, founder, or expert in the field, we welcome you to be a part of our community and help shape the future of sustainable innovation.

Perks at place2b

Place Beyond Bytes is free-of-charge for students and members of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Membership comes in two flavors:

Full Membership includes:
free of charge
 office spaces in Duisburg
 24/7 access
 digital infrastructures, e.g., virtual machines or cloud software
 a professional photo and video for crowdfunding or social media campaigns.
 mentorship and sparring with experienced GUIDE mentors.
 further education on tech and entrepreneurship
 remain up-to-date about the startup ecosystem in the Ruhr Area

Digital Membership includes
free of charge
 further education on tech and entrepreneurship
 remain up-to-date about the startup ecosystem in the Ruhr Area

Where will you find us?

Place Beyond Bytes
Universität Duisburg-Essen

in Duisburg:

Franz-Haniel-Platz 12
47119 Duisburg 

in Essen:

Berliner Pl. 6-8
45127 Essen

Reach out to us via place2b (at) or meet our team.

Place Beyond Bytes and Co-Creation Lab Produktinnovation at the University Duisburg-Essen are part of the initiative Exzellenz Start-up Center.NRW