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Research and development in Hessen leads to excellent discoveries and high growth potential for companies. Hessen is one of Europe's leading high-tech regions in key technologies such as information and communication technology, environmental and biologic technology as well as material sciences. It's an attractive business location which offers investors a high level of expertise for knowledge transfer. Numerous companies such as Fresenius, Merck, B. Braun Melsungen, Viessmann, Heraeus, Clariant and Software AG, as well as many small and medium-sized companies, profit from this excellent research environment which very often leads to decisive innovations.
High-tech clusters and networks exist in all regions of Hessen, providing a unique communications platform for the transfer of knowledge between business and science. This allows research results to be brought to market profitably. These innovations are often developed by highly-specialized small to mid-sized companies. For these companies it is particularly lucrative to accelerate their development processes through specific knowledge and technology transfer. This creates excellent conditions for investment. Diverse skills complement each other to strengthen a company's overall competitiveness. This bridge between scientific research and business is a driving force for ideas, which lead to new products, services and processes.