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Top-Class – Hessen's Research Environment

No other federal state has a higher percentage of people working in the fields of science and research than Hessen. There are 50,000 people employed at dozens of university and non-university research institutions. A large portion of the investments made for research is borne by companies that use the creative environment to set up their own development centers. Engaged commitment results in tremendous successes which, by international comparison, are at the forefront: Hessen researches on a world class level.

One of the Leading Technology Hubs Throughout Europe

Companies experience all the benefits passed down by Hessen's leading position in research and development. Hessen is one of the most innovative high-tech regions in Europe with key technologies such as information and communication technology, environmental and biotechnology, and materials engineering. This attractive environment provides investors with the excellent expertise required for the active transfer of knowledge. In addition to numerous high technology companies like Fresenius, Merck, B. Braun Melsungen, Viessmann, Heraeus, Clariant and Software AG, small and medium sized enterprises also benefit from the area's top-notch research sector; thereby taking the decisive leading position in innovation.


Entrepreneurial Spirit Meets Intellectual Curiosity

High-tech clusters and networks which serve as the communication platforms that intensify knowledge transfer between research and industry exist in all the regions of Hessen. Scientific expertise shall then be marketed in a profitable manner. Innovative services are often provided by highly specialized small and medium sized businesses. It is particularly productive for them to accelerate development processes through the use of targeted knowledge and technology transfer. This creates favorable conditions for investment: Different competencies complement each other at an early stage and competitiveness is strengthened.

Bridging the gap between science and industry is the driving force behind new ideas – for the development of new processes, products and services.


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