Symbios consulting was created 1992 in Basel (Switzerland) as a spin-off of the prestigious Prognos AG. From the beginning, the focus of the consulting services of Symbios lay on the area of special purpose real estate.
As a result of parallels and similarities in contents and aspects between public real estate objects and complexes with venue character and high volumes of public traffic/ visitors such as fairs, congress centers etc. and airports synergies arose with the new business unit „Mobility". Therefore, in the following years airports and traffic-related projects became a significant area of business for the company.
Based on the continuous expansion of their client portfolio to Germany the Symbios AG (plc) was created in 2001 in Karlsruhe (Germany).
In addition to the strategically favourable location the proximity to the technical university Karlsruhe, one of today's elite universities in Germany, was the basis for the decision to establish the company's head office in Karlsruhe. In the subsequent years the business units Mobility and Venues were continuously developed further and organisationally expanded.
With the European Union's extension to the East in 2004, the Symbios AG extended its service portfolio in the Mobility unit by offering services related to the acquisition and administration of European Union funds and subsidies.
In order to further improve and facilitate the bundling of know-how and experiences for our customers, individual business units were set up as legally independent enterprises at May, 1st 2011. Since April 2012, the BEONTRA AG is continuing to be the contact of issues involving "Mobility" aspects, the Symbios Funding & Consulting GmbH covers the former business activities of the "Funding" unit whereas the Symbios Venues & Consulting GmbH (in liquidation) succeeded the "Venues" unit.
The former "Venues" unit is currently succeeded by the BEVENUE GmbH Munich by Christopher Rörig as well as the SYMBIOS Beratungsgesellschaft Basel (Switzerland) by Dr. Thomas May.