Hightech meets art of living
Welcome to the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion! Spanning 3,240 square kilometers that some 1.24 million citizens call home, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is one of Europe's strongest in terms of business and innovation. It truly offers an ideal set of local factors: Employees with outstanding training, solid infrastructure, first-rate educational institutions, and highly engaged business support organizations, all of which combine to form the basis for a strong, healthy economy.
Our region's further advantages lie in its diverse mix of industries, the high percentage of forward-thinking technologies involved, and the array of innovative small and midsize businesses – specialists in their respective market niches – spread across all of its communities. And let's not forget the world-renowned companies that have headquarters or branches here!
What really makes our region special? Having so much research and development going on close by – with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) topping a list of more than 40 local universities and research institutes – gives us a key edge in innovation. Indeed, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is helping to lead Europe into the future thanks to KIT, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM), and networks like CyberForum.
Here, the realms of business, science, culture, and administration work in close concert to combine and multiply their resources in competition with other regions. Their overarching goal? Simply put, to continue to strengthen our region's economy. All of this together has already made the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion one of the most successful business and innovation locations in Europe.
What Economy and Innovation Centre "TRK" has to offer
Daimler AG, Bosch, 1&1, dm, EnBW, Michelin, L'Oreal, Siemens, and many others – First-class products from Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion are sold world-wide!
Many of our SMEs are giants in their markets – innovative medium-sized companies that are specialists in their market niche are one of the key strengths in our region!
Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion ranks number four in the EU's top 10 ICT poles of excellence!
Nanotechnology, automotive engineering, microsystems, energy technology and much more – Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is one of the most innovative regions in Europe!
Excellent educational and research institutes make Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion a think-tank with a practical focus! Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are regularly amongst the top in rankings for the best German universities.
A close network of stakeholders from politics, economy, science, culture and public administration: pooling resources to further increase the competitiveness of the TRK at the national and international level.
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