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Karlsruhe ResearchRegion

Leading by example: The research, development, education and teaching institutions of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) consistently occupy outstanding positions in international rankings, particularly in the STEM disciplines. The pilot projects initiated in the region not only set local standards, but are also recognized internationally as groundbreaking. This innovative strength gives the Karlsruhe ResearchRegion the status of a model region that serves as a role model throughout Europe.

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Research and scientific institutions in the TRK

On the way to becoming a world leader: The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the world's largest research institutions with outstanding international potential in the natural sciences and engineering. In addition to the FZI - Research Center for Information Technology, there are three Fraunhofer Institutes(ISI, IOSB and ICT), the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the DHBW - Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, as well as the RPTU - Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University Kaiserslautern-Landau and the globally unique ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. And this is just a small insight into the range of renowned and pioneering facilities and institutions that are located in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and form synergies in the area of the core competencies of TRK

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Key areas of expertise in research

Research institutions and companies in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion play a key role in Europe's largest software cluster. However, this is only one aspect of their comprehensive expertise. The innovative strength extends across various focal points such as

  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Mechatronics
  • Climate and environment
  • Medical technology
  • Nano and microsystems
  • New materials
  • and production technologies.
  • Innovation research
  • Bioeconomy

Not only do good ideas thrive in these vital areas, but pioneering projects and developments are also created. The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion thus acts as a hub for interdisciplinary cooperation and innovation at the highest level, making it a driving force for top European performance - and contributing to a strong business location.

Excellence in research: the FZI - Research Center for Information Technology

One example of an excellent research institution is the FZI - Research Center for Information Technology. Pioneering projects are launched here in the House of Living Lab together with a network of companies and public institutions - and our future is shaped.

In the area of tomorrow's mobility, the Future Mobility Lab stands out - this is where smart mobility and transportation concepts of the future are developed, researched and evaluated. Projects such as these, which conduct non-profit and interdisciplinary research with the aim of creating added value for society, are what make up TRK . A hub with core competencies such as the mobility of our future

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Jochen Ehlgötz
Managing Director
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