Production of electronic assemblies Automation technology for system controls Companies AEMtec AKTIV- KABEL alpha-board ALRE-IT Regeltechnik Andus Electronic AUCOTEAM BAE Batterien Baumer Hübner Biotronik Bogen Electronic Bombardier BSH Hausgerätewerk Nauen Bühler electronic Code Mercenaries Hard- und Software Confecta Contag Coriant Corning DeltaTech Controls Draka Comteq Berlin EAW Relaistechnik EDI.SON energietechnik ELDAT Elpro Fernsteuergeräte Kurt Oelsch Finetech First Sensor FLEXIM Fuss-EMV FST Industrie GE Power Conversion HMP Heidenhain-Microprint Holmberg imc Meßsysteme InSystems Automation Kaufel KBE Elektrotechnik Kieback & Peter Knick Elektronische Messgeräte LayTec LeitOn Menzel Elektromotoren MFP Production microtech Mikron Berlin MSA Auer MTS Systems Optris Osram PCS Power Converter Solutions Pepperl + Fuchs Promess Prysmian Kabel und Systeme PUK-Werke Raytek Ritter Starkstromtechnik The electrifying capital region At the beginning of the 20th century, Berlin was an “electropolis” – the city of electricity. This is where inventions such as the electric tram, the TV, the computer and the hairdryer were born. No industry has shaped Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg as much as the electrical industry and the electricity sector. Today, the electrical industry is one of the industries in Berlin that employs the most people. In comparison with other segments in the manufacturing sector, the electronics industry has the highest proportion of innovative companies. One in three patents registered in Berlin, a total of more than 10,000 in the past two decades, comes from the field of electrical engineering. The Berlin electrical industry therefore continues to be a think tank for the whole world. Sven Dübbers, Managing Director Schleicher Electronic Berlin GmbH »For our medium-sized company, Berlin offers the best conditions for the development of our innovative products: an outstanding scientific landscape, diverse creative scene, not to mention the powerful and internationally strong established industry.« Dr. Martin U. Schefter, CEO First Sensor AG »Modern infrastructure, leading research institutes, well-educated young people, international appeal: Berlin not only provides an ideal environment for growth and innovation, is also a city with a heart.« A charged industry Large companies – such as Siemens and Osram – as well as many medium-sized companies in the electrical industry are traditionally associated with the city of Berlin. In addition, many small businesses, often spin-offs from the universities and institutions of higher education, have also become leaders in the global market – so-called hidden champions. Energy and environmental technologies are at the heart of the electrical industry. Power converters and electrical equipment for wind power plants as well as industry applications are built in Berlin. In addition, there are also many companies in the electronics and microelectronics sectors that develop and manufacture optical components, modules and subsystems for telecom applications, measurement systems, automation engineering, medical technology and more. Electromobility is another field with great potential. The “International Electromobility Showcase” has turned the capital region into one of the four electromobility showcases in Germany. Relevant for the future, industry 4.0 meets new digitization requirements for the indus try. Linked to this is the ever-increasing integration of automation technology with information and communication technologies.
Titel der Broschüre — Titel des Kapitels • Industry with the largest workforce • Around 170 companies with 28,000 employees (based on companies with 20 or more employees) • € 5.3 billion combined total revenue • A place for electronic and microelectronic companies to develop and manufacture optical components, modules and subsystems or telecom applications, measurement systems, automation engineering and medical technology Electrical engineering for the supply of energy Source: ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Regional Office Berlin Solid foundation in research and education Electrical engineering in the capital region is characterized by its close ties to the excellent universities, institutions of higher education and research institutes. The region attracts students and researchers from all over the world. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty at TU Berlin alone. In addition to university research institutes, highly specialized institutes study a wide range of electrical engineering fields. Companies themselves offer a variety of vocational training programs in the internationally recognized work-study format whereby vocational training is coupled with coursework. The ABB Training Center (ATC), for instance, supports such programs. In addition, Berlin is also involved with various initiatives in recruiting and promoting women in STEM fields. Christoph Keddig, Ing. Max Fuss GmbH & Co. KG »The company FUSS-EMV was founded in 1908 in Berlin and has grown by developing and producing electrotechnical components necessary for electromagnetic compatibility. Growth through innovation, innovation in products from Berlin, which we offer and sell throughout the entire world.« »The Berlin electrical industry is characterized by its close ties to the institutions of higher education and research institutes. HTW, Berlin‘s largest university of applied sciences with 13,000 students, has set itself the goal of becoming linked with and pursuing Berlin‘s tradition as an electrical industry hub through applied research and by developing cooperation with industry.« Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Schäfer HTW University of Applied Sciences Electrical industry cross sectors In 2011, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg decided on an innovation strategy (innoBB) for the development of an internationally competitive innovation space. innoBB focuses on the targeted development and expansion of 5 clusters with high development potential: healthcare industries; ICT, media and the creative industries; transport, mobility and logistics; energy technology; and photonics. The electrical industry is one of the most important cross-section industries for all the clusters. It makes a significant contribution to the growth of the clusters as an innovation supplier with cross-sector technologies and methods, but also promotes their already high growth momentum. The electrical industry is therefore a key driver of the innovative and competitive capital region. ROKA Schleicher Electronic Schneider Electric Selux Siemens SPITZKE Swissbit Taube Electronic TDK-EPC Tektronix Berlin Temic (Continental Automotive) Teseq TIGRIS Elektronik Tixi.Com uesa Wissenschaftlicher Gerätebau Knauer Witt IndustrieElektronik XION medical Yacoub Automation Science I Research and Development • Technische Universität Berlin: – Institute of Energy and Automation Technology – Institute of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies – Institute of Telecommunication Systems – Institute of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics • Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM • Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI • Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH) • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin – University of Applied Sciences • Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin • DFG Forschungszentrum Matheon – Mathematics for key technologies • Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI) Leibniz Institute • Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (Frankfurt/Oder) • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg • Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences • GFaI Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter Informatik e.V. • Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau