Levaraging innovation - driving sustainable growth.

Contarix is a Specialist Consulting and Management Company focused on:

  • creating new businesses and transforming existing businesses based on commercial, technical, and organizational innovation,
  • fostering innovation excellence based on effective innovation architectures, processes, and a unique, sustainable innovation culture.

Value for our Clients

  • new business opportunities and improved future-viability of existing businesses,
  • added enterprise value extracted from underutilized assets,
  • advanced business models and strategies,
  • superior customer understanding and more attractive customer offerings,
  • solid innovation capabilities.


Innovation Excellence

Innovation excellence is the quality of being exceptionally good in executing innovation.

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New Business

Continuous New Businesses Development is fundamental for sustainable success.

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Creation Competence

Creation competence is the ability to make something new to accomplish positive change.

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The Contarix way of thinking and acting!

Exposition of the Innovation-Gap

We expose the sufficency gaps of your business and capability development.

Insights for New Business & Innovation

We identify your most promising innovation needs and select the appropriate levers for developing solutions.

Visualization of the Innovation-Roadmap

We take you on a journey from insights in opportunities, creation of ideas, execution of concepts to significant results and sustainable change.

In a global world rife with constraints, threats and opportunities enterprises need to find new strategies, and the best ways and means to secure long term success.



The singular genius who innovates alone is a myth of yesterday…

„The biggest breakthroughs happen when networks of self-motivated people with a common vision join together and share information, ideas and work.”      (Jeff DeGraff).

CONTARIX initiates, organizes and manages a variety of approaches to collaborative innovation and business creation. Would you like to be part of it?

Cross-Industry Network

Co-Creation Projects

Tech Textiles
Strategic Materials


CONTARIX offers its services internationally across diverse industries, academic & research organization, administrative and governmental agencies. The majority of our clients come from following branches:

Consumer Products
Chemical Industry
Nonwovens &
Technical Textiles
Life Sciences
Machine Engineering
Furniture & Fitting
Sanitary & Heating

Based on creativity and competence we identify attractive new business areas, recognize growth opportunities, and reveal new innovation trajectories. We also support our clients in their own efforts to build up internal innovation capability and proficiencies. Together, these guarantee sustained success for our clients.



Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher

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Dr. Karl-Michael Schumann

Dr. Karl-Michael Schumann

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Dipl.Des. Holger Bramsiepe

Dipl.Des. Holger Bramsiepe

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Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher

    12 years manager in the Chemical Industry

  • R&D new business development
  • Internal consulting

    15+ years consultant

  • Innovation & new business development
  • Change management
  • Organizational development
  • Process Reengineering
  • Project Management
  • WE, ME, NA

    University lecturer

  • Strategy & Decision Making


  • Open innovation community „future_bizz“

    Co-founder of CONTARIX

Dr. Karl-Michael Schumann

Dr. Karl-Michael Schumann

    Former Global R&D Executive

  • The Procter & Gamble Co.

    30+ years of international innovation managment and R&D leadership

  • Diverse B2C and B2B businesses
  • Open Innovation-Strategy and Organization
  • Alliance Management Europe
  • WE, EMEA, NA, Asia

    6 years NBD and innovation consulting


  • INDA – Former Vice Chairman Strategic Planning & Member of the Board of Directors
  • EDANA – Former Member of the Board of Governors

    University lecturer

  • Innovation Management

    Co-founder of CONTARIX

Dipl.Des. Holger Bramsiepe

Dipl.Des. Holger Bramsiepe

    25 years experience in design & innovative product development

  • Managing Partner of: GENERATIONDESIGN
  • Over 70 international design awards

    University lecturer

  • Designmanagement
  • Semantics
  • Corporate Identity


  • Innovationtheory and methods
  • Design-, Management- and Marketingthemes


  • Bow2go GmbH

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    Project Management

  • Cross-innovation networks
  • Multi-cross projects

    Junior Consultant

  • New Business Development


Make your business future viable

  • Identify emerging barriers to growth
  • Uncover emerging growth opportunities
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Make your business prosper again

  • Identify existing barriers to growth
  • Develop leads to overcome limitations
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Extract more value from under-utilized assets

  • Identify hidden gems
  • Combine your physical and intellectual properties in more innovative ways
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Leverage your innovation potency

  • Innovate to vitalize value to your customers
  • Innovate to optimize your cost
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Create new businesses

  • Establish a portfolio of innovative concepts
  • Create a roadmap to convert the concept portfolio into reality.
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CONTARIX is located in the heart of the Rhine-Main area, in close proximity to the Frankfurt Airport and its business centers.

Burgweg 13, 65779 Kelkheim

Phone: +49 (0) 6195 911641

Fax: +49 (0) 6195 911642



Data privacy statement

Privacy statement according to the GDPR/DSGVO

Name and address of the responsible person

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher
Contarix GmbH
Burgweg 13
65779 Kelkheim


Tel .: +49.61 95.91 16 41

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the responsible person is:

Dr. Friedhelm Böttcher
Contarix GmbH
Burgweg 13
65779 Kelkheim


Tel .: +49.61 95.91 16 41


General Privacy Policy

The Contarix GmbH as operator of the online offer of future_bizz and manager of the network works according to the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR / GSGVO).

Personal data are only collected in the course of ordering and processing services (e.g. membership in the network or participation in events), to register for our newsletter, to process inquiries, or in case of comments on articles on our website.

We store personal data as long as there is a business relationship, or statutory retention requirements exist. Personal data will not be provided in any form to third parties without your consent. Your user data for the newsletter will be deleted after you have logged out.

You have the right to obtain information about any personal information that is stored by us and to correct it if you believe that it is outdated or incorrect. Likewise, you may revoke your consent to the use of your personal information at any time. To do this, send us a request via e-mail to the contact address stated in the imprint.

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect the data of our customers, business partners, or prospects from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. These measures will be continuously updated according to current technological developments.

Extended privacy policy for our online offer

In principle, all statements in the General Privacy Policy also apply to the online offer. Additional explanations for the online offer are given in the following text.

By using our website you consent to the collection, processing, and use of data as described below. Basically, our website can be visited without registration. In this case, data such as pages called, or name of the retrieved file, date, and time are stored for statistical purposes exclusively in anonymized form on the server, without this data being directly related to your person.

The data are stored in our company or in our provider’s system (see the description of the providers). Personal data will not be provided in any form to third parties without your consent. As far as data is passed on to external service providers, we use technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations of data protection are observed.

Privacy Statement 1&1

The logs for the current day are updated in near real time. Due to the large amount of data, log data is stored for maximum 9 weeks.

Page views via proxy server

A proxy server acts as a kind stand-in, requesting pages and forwarding them to the user. As a result, the IP address of the proxy is in the logfile – and not the address of the workstation originally requesting the page.

In order to be able to track the origin of a website request and access via proxy server, some proxies send a header field named X-Forwarded-For, which contains the original IP. This X-Forwarded-For- Header will be appended by 1&1 WebHosting to the end of each entry in the logfile.

When using the 1&1 SSL Proxy, as well as proxy calls that provide the appropriate information, the IP address of the originally requesting machine is in the last column of each log line.

This improves the ability to create meaningful visitor statistics.

Please note:

Due to privacy and data protection regulations, IP addresses of callers that are stored in log files will be anonymized after 7 days, replacing it by an ‚x‘. For more information see the privacy and data protection agreement of 1und1 at

Privacy policy for cookies

Our website uses cookies, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the pages, to analyze page usage behaviors, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store user-specific information on the user’s device.

Cookies are stored at the end of a browser session and can be recalled when the page is visited again. If you do not want this, you should set your Internet browser to refuse to accept cookies.

Privacy Policy for Google Analytics

Our website uses no Google Analytics, Intercom, or tracking code of any kind beyond the basic internal tools we use to discover bugs within the software. Furthermore, our website does not use Google Maps and its API key.

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To disable Google Analytics, Google provides a browser plug-in at

WP Cerber Security & Antispam

We use the service „Cerber Security & Antispam“, which is offered by Cerber Tech Inc. New York, NY, 1732 1st Ave, 10128, USA. The plugin protects websites against brute force attacks, blocks harmful requests from IPs or subnets when a defined retry limit is exceeded. This makes brute-force attacks or distributed brute-force attacks of botnets impossible. Furthermore, it is possible to restrict, block, or allow access with a Black IP Access List and a White IP Access List.

(More information about the features at: According to the provider, no data is collected or processed in this context – neither through the services nor through the software offered.

For more information on the collection and use of data by WP Cerber Security & Antispam, see Cerber’s Privacy Policy:

Contact form and e-mail contact

Our website uses no contact form that allows users to contact us electronically. Visitors can contact us via phone or e-mail. We do not use automatic telephone dialing systems in connection with calls made to any telephone number or automatic e-mail reply.

Social plugins

Our website uses no Social Media plugins nor any sharing buttons and other automated publishing tools or plugins.

Legal basis Data protection regulation

In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from 25 May 2018 on, we inform you that consents to the sending of e-mail addresses will be made

on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG.

We further point out that you have, in accordance with the statutory requirements of Art. 21 DSGVO, the possibility to object the processing of your personal, resp. individual-related, data at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.


Significant parts of the privacy policy use the following sources (in German):