Berlin - City of Innovation
Within just a few years, Berlin has successfully grown its reputation as an attractive location for science and research. Today, not only does Berlin boast one of the most diverse scientific and research landscapes in Europe, but also a vibrant and youthful start-up sector. Statistically, a new start-up is founded in Germany’s capital city every day, making this sector a key factor in driving growth and innovation. The most renowned Berlin start-ups include, for example, businesses such as Zalando or Soundcloud. Against this background, Berlin is now especially interesting for international companies, with many seeking opportunities to connect with developments here.
Healthcare as leading Industries
As the city’s creativity, productivity and density in knowledge grows, so too does its appeal as an unparalleled location for meetings, conferences and congresses across a wide range of sectors. In 2017, the medical, science and research sector accounted for 26 % of a total of 140,200 events. This was closely followed by IT, electronics and communications (approx. 11 %), which also attracted a significant number of events to Berlin. The two clusters of these sectors also drew the largest number of congress participants. (All figures for events in Berlin can be found in the current congress and conference statistics.)
Together with the federal state of Brandenburg, an innovative strategy has been drafted to secure Berlin’s long-term popularity as a location for medical and scientific congresses. The strategy aims at sustainably fostering and promoting the IT and medical clusters, the creative industries and energy technologies as well as the sectors of traffic, mobility and logistics, and optics. Among local players, these impulses and the high density of knowledge have generated fruitful synergies – which you too can leverage for your event in Berlin. We’ll be glad to help!
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