12 Powerhouse of science Science location Berlin Outline map Non-university research facilities Reinickendorf Pankow Technology parks, innovation centers, and business incubators Universities Spandau Mitte Lichtenberg Universities of applied sciences Private colleges Marzahn- Hellersdorf Art academies Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf Friedrichshain- Kreuzberg Tempelhof- Schöneberg Steglitz- Zehlendorf Neukölln Treptow-Köpenick I nnovations do not just fall from the heavens. They are the result of intensive research and development. Berlin has always drawn thinkers, inventors, and innovators. Werner von Siemens had the first electric streetcar running here in 1881; it was here that Albert Einstein formulated his theory of general relativity; Manfred von Ardenne presented the first fully electrical television system at the Funkausstellung Berlin in 1931; and in 1941, Konrad Zuse built his Z3 – the first functional computer in the world. Today, too, world-class, international scientists undertake research in conjunction with excellence clusters and graduate schools at the four Berlin universities, over 30 more colleges, and several dozen non-universitary research facilities in Berlin. The Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association, „Smart people, who get involved and who help shape the future – the Berlin universities and research institutes train excellent young professionals.“ Prof. Dr. Günther Tränkle, Director of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik and the Fraunhofer Society are each represented with several institutions. Altogether, around 50,000 people are employed in Berlin‘s scientific facilities. Room for ideas. In business incubators and technology parks, science and business benefit from intensive collaboration. Locations such as the Adlershof technology park with over 1,000 young companies, the biomedical research campus Berlin-Buch, or the EUREF campus with its focus on energy and mobility are internationally renowned and offer optimal conditions. Much talent. With the highest density of academics and researchers, the city is a pool for ideas and innovations. More than 170,000 people study in Berlin. More than 500,000 of the 1.76 million-strong workforce have a high school diploma. Over 1.25 million Berlin residents have professional training and 40 % of the population is younger than 35.
Business metropolis – talent 13 Berlin‘s Zukunftsorte As the „city of opportunity“, Berlin offers exciting locations with a lot of space potential and room for new ideas. These locations offer excellent infrastructure and enable optimal collaboration between science and business. This is where the future begins www.berlin-partner.de/ zukunftsorte The main building of the Humboldt University in Berlin IAV Originally founded in 1983 as the „Ingenieursgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr“ by the Technische Universität Berlin as a link between science and industry, the company has meanwhile become one of the leading engineering partners of the automobile industry. IAV accompanies businesses from the automobile industry from the first idea to simulations, prototyping, component checks, dynamometer tests right up to road trials and production line kick-off. Today the company employs 6,300 members of staff worldwide. Photos: © FBH/M. Schönenberger | IVA; Berlin Partner | Wüstenhagen