The ideal climate for growth
A healthy mix of multinationals, SMEs and start-ups.
A well-balanced cross-section of sectors with a high proportion of next-generation technologies. Research and development right on the doorstep. A highly skilled workforce. Excellent support for start-ups, committed business development agencies and efficient networks. All this goes to make the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion one of the most successful business locations in Europe.
Innovation by tradition
Energy, climate and environment, nano- and microsystems, astroparticle physics, optics and photonics, mobility, information and communication technologies:
Research in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is groundbreaking and internationally visible. This innovative strength has a long tradition. It was in Karlsruhe that Drais invented the bicycle, and Hertz discovered electromagnetic waves here. And Germany’s first ever e-mail was received on a Karlsruhe computer.
From historical to contemporary
Our cultural highlights draw artists and audiences from near and far.
A veritable treasure trove of museums and galleries, theatres and performing arts centres, libraries, cinemas, choirs and orchestras - all these go to make up the cultural landscape of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion. A landscape that is enriched by a wealth of castles, palaces and churches, historic monuments and prime examples of modern architecture. The major European exhibitions and festivals held here draw visitors from near and far.