Research & Practise

Science Centre

New scientific approaches and developments need to be integrated within a good network with other disciplines and the business world so that new products can be pushed through the pipeline quickly and establish themselves successfully in the marketplace.

Hannover boasts optimal conditions for achieving these aims. The high density of research institutes and universities in the region, as well as the numerous interdisciplinary networks with high ranking partners from science and industry, support the vibrant exchange of ideas and experience between basic research on the one hand and clinical applications on the other. And in extremely promising sectors such as biomedical technology in particular, Hannover has already established itself internationally as a leading location. The outstanding role of the sector in the region is highlighted by a number of new courses of study, such a life science (directly in Hannover) and bioengineering (in Braunschweig). The graduates taking part in these courses also ensure that the area has its own home-grown, highly qualified and motivated young life science workforce.

Good global connections

Hannover regularly plays host to professionals from around the world attending the many international trade fairs and congresses in the city, and learning about the latest innovations and trends in research and technology. In addition to CeBIT and the Hannover Messe, Hannover also hosts BIOTECHNICA – the leading show for biotechnology in Germany. Thanks to its central transport location, the capital of Niedersachsen is easily reached by air, car, and rail.

High quality of life all inclusive

Hannover is not only an attractive business location because of its research and development dynamism, it also boasts an excellent quality of life. The numerous local green spaces are inviting places to relax and be active – places such as the largest urban forest in Europe, and the parks and promenades all around the Maschsee lake. And there is also a very wide ranging programme in Hannover for people interested in culture and the arts.

Hannover’s location benefits

Rathaus Stadt Hannover
  • International leader in Life Science
  • High research density
  • Life Science degree courses
  • Close contacts with industry
  • Numerous interdisciplinary networks
  • Optimum transport connections
  • High quality of life