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.
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.