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.

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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.

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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.

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