The outstanding scientific landscape is a key factor in the success of many of the companies that have come to the region or were founded here. A wide range of life science research is conducted in the capital region in intense interdisciplinary networks. Exchanges and cooperation take place over short distances – not only between different research institutes, but also in many ways between industry, clinics and academic research.
This benefits the successful technology transfer and the quick, successful implementation of research results into competitive products. Thanks to the networking of everyone along the entire value chain, Berlin and Brandenburg is an ideal development location for medical technology with wide application.
In addition to Charité, the German capital region is home to over 40 renowned scientific institutions, including the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), the German Heart Center Berlin, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, and other well-known Fraunhofer, Helmholtz, Leibniz, andMax Planck Institutes in Berlin and Brandenburg.
Science and research institutions
Major research facilities
- German Heart Institute Berlin (DHZB)
- German Arthritis Research Centre (DRFZ)
- Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
- Julius Wolff Institute of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration
- Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
- Der Simulierte Mensch (Si-M) - in German
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
- Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
- BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Max Planck Institute (MPI)
Institutes of the Fraunhofer Society
- Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
- Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
- Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI
- Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP
- Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)
Institutes of Leibniz Society (Blue List)
- Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ)
- Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI)
- Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)
- Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI)
- Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP)
- Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Technology (FBH)
Institutes of the Helmholtz Association
In addition to expertise in the traditional core areas of medical technology, such as at the Institute for Micro and Medical Technology at the TU Berlin, there is a very broad range of research opportunities in trans-sector technologies such as microsystems and nanotechnology, optical technologies, information technology, new materials, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
With a highly diverse population of potential test subjects, the German capital region, with both the country's largest city and extensive rural areas, offers ideal conditions for the research, development, and testing of innovative and networked health solutions.