Science and innovation

Science and innovation

Science at the highest level

Wissenschaftler im Max Delbrück Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC)

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More than 190,000 students have chosen to study at Berlin's internationally renowned universities. Berlin enjoys global popularity as a place to study: 21% of its students come from abroad. They come to be part of one of the largest and most diverse centres for science and research in Europe:

  • 4 universities plus the Charité University Hospital
  • 4 universities for the arts,
  • 7 universities of applied sciences,
  • more than 30 private universities,
  • countless technology parks and incubators in the central city
  • more than 70 non-university research facilities

Vibrant exchange of knowledge and technology transfer

Companies benefit from the scientific expertise and great potential of the thousands of qualified professionals in the city. The close proximity and close networking of companies and scientific institutions guarantee a wide range of cooperation opportunities. In order to translate scientific findings into marketable products quickly, the city offers an extensive range of advice services and funding to promote innovation.

The city's technology parks and business incubators offer young technology-oriented companies favourable conditions for developing innovative technologies in partnership with the city's universities and research facilities. Numerous spin-offs from universities have made Berlin one of Europe's most sought-after hot spots for start-ups.

Research landscape and science policy

A comprehensive overview of the research landscape, the city's policies that promote science and research, and the recognition of foreign qualifications is provided by the Senate Chancellery.

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For innovation

In order to quickly translate scientific findings into marketable products and services, a variety of regional, national and EU funding programmes are available in Berlin. more

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Last edited: 3. July 2020