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Berlin to go, english edition, 02/2017

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LOCATION A CITY WITHIN THE CAPITAL FACTS: Inhabitants: 394,816 Area: 10,307 ha Companies: 20,568 Berlin’s most populated district Pankow is a Mecca for families and creative minds, but also a hub for the biotech and medical sectors The area we know today as Pankow was created in 2001 by merging the former districts of Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee. With roughly 103 km of space spread out over 13 sub-districts, it is the second-largest district in Berlin, stretching from the east of the city at Alexanderplatz all the way to Buch, the northernmost part of Berlin. Pankow is characterized by a heterogeneous economic structure with innovative cores: Prenzlauer Berg has a concentration of small and medium-sized creative companies working in the fields of information and communications technology as well as the media and music industries, all of whom value the area’s mix of work, lifestyle and culture; for its part, Wilhelmsruh has Pankow-Park, a center of expertise for rail vehicle construction, energy engineering as well as the modern training facility of ABB Training; Buch is a leading biotech and healthcare region with an innovative research campus for biomedicine and medical technology; and Weißensee is home to traditional craftsmanship, mechanical engineering, small enterprises and art industries. HOTSPOT FOR BIOMEDICINE Once the largest “hospital city” in Europe, the district of Buch is still a top location for biomedicine today. The area’s close physical and substantive proximity among research institutes, clinics and biotech companies enables a strong interdisciplinary scientific exchange in terms of research into diseases, the development of new drugs, patient-oriented clinical research and the transfer of biomedical knowledge into new products and therapies. Campus Buch is home to high-caliber scientific institutes, such as the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, a number of hospitals and specialized clinics as well as the Biotechpark, which features an innovation and founder’s center alongside roughly 50 companies. Among the many future-oriented projects here are the Experimental and Clinical Research Center, a joint translational clinical research center, and the Berlin Institute for Health Research (BIG), which was founded in 2013 and connects the research done at the MDC with the clinical research of the Charité. NEW IDEAS ON OLD BREWERY COMPLEXES Pankow is the district in Berlin with the largest share of small, traditional craftsmanship companies per 100 inhabitants. It offers entrepreneurs and young companies a diversity of spaces to realize ideas. Creative companies active in the areas of communication, media and IT will discover highly unique spaces in an historically Photo: / Robert Herhold 26

LOCATION ADVANTAGES With roughly 400,000 residents, it’s Berlin’s most populous district Diverse and high-performance economic structure Berlin-Buch: Germany’s leading biotech location Attractive, centrally located area for craftsmanship, high-tech, logistics, production and services of things to do is vast – from events at the Kulturbrauerei and Pfefferberg complexes, concerts and sports at the Max-Schmeling-Halle and in the Velodrom, or small, minimal happenings at the Musikbrauerei, Willner-Brauerei or in the RaumErweiterungs-Halle (REH) on Kopenhagener Straße. The most popular places for tourists to visit are Kollwitzplatz, Helmholtzplatz, the Mauerpark and Kastanienallee, each with their own special flair. History buffs are invited to discover moving stories at Schloss and Park Schönhausen, Rykestraße Synagoge and at both of the Jewish cemeteries in Weißensee and on Schönhauser Allee. Active and dynamic cultural industries Attractive residential area Proximity to research, educational and development facilities Good transport connections via A 114 at the Berliner Ring Photos: / Nikada, Konrad Weiss / protected ambiance, whether it’s the Pfefferberg complex on the grounds of the former Pfefferberg Brewery, the cooperative commercial area at Königsstadt Brewery, the Backfabrik on the site of a former large-scale bakery or the Bötzow Brewery revitalized by Otto Bock HealthCare on Prenzlauer Allee. FOR FAMILIES, CULTURE FANS & TOURISTS Thanks to all the renovated, turn-of-the-century buildings, all the clubs and cafés and the child-friendly infrastructure, Pankow is a magnet for families, especially to the area known as Prenzlauer Berg. But fans of music, culture and sports also continue to be drawn to the district. The selection HIDDEN CHAMPION sifin diagnostics gmbh, which calls Berliner Allee in Weißensee home, specializes in the manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and has a leading market position in the diagnostics industry. sifin diagnostics emerged out of the former GDR’s State Institute for Immune Specimens and Nutrient Media. Since its privatization in 1992, the company has enjoyed constant growth. Today, it offers more than 600 standard products in blood group serology, microbiology and immunology, many of which are in great demand in Europe and Asia and give the company a high export share. Borough Advisor, Berlin-Pankow Text: Anke Templiner Jan-Martin Zwitters Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH c/o Berlin Borough of Pankow Business Development Fröbelstraße 17 · 10405 Berlin Tel +49 30 90295-5664 27

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