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Who we are

Are you new to the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) and looking for a contact point? Or are you a company looking for answers to questions about attracting and retaining international skilled workers?

Then you've come to the right place. We are here to advise and support you.

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Our offer for international professionals and companies

Do you find the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) as exciting as we do and are considering living and working here? Are you new here and have questions about living and working in the TechnologyRegion? Have you already been living here for a few years and would like to make a career change? Then you've come to the right place.

We are the Welcome Center of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, which is funded by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism. We are happy to provide you with information and advice on the following topics, among others, and can put you in touch with other service facilities if required:

We are an interface with a guiding function. We are closely networked with service centers and companies within the TechnologyRegion.

This combination enables us to provide you with an individual, tailor-made initial consultation. We work with you to create your individual roadmap - so that you can quickly feel at home in our region! We are happy to advise you free of charge and in person at our Welcome Center, by phone, Skype or email.

Are you looking for an international specialist? Or do you need support with the successful onboarding of foreign specialists?

In times of a shortage of skilled workers, which has been affecting the German economy for some time now, we are your reliable partner when it comes to finding international employees, students or trainees. Whether you need support with formalities, authorities, social integration or language courses, or if you are interested in customized intercultural training for your company - we are there to advise you.

Our offer

  • Acquisition of international specialists 
  • Residence regulations (work permit)
  • Initial consultation on the recognition of professional qualifications
  • Information about learning German
  • Intercultural training tailored to your company
  • Building a welcoming culture in the company
  • Retention of international employees
  • Dual career prospects for the partners of your new employees from abroad
    Integration of the entire family

Your benefit

  • We determine your needs on the basis of a structured interview and work with you to develop the right approach
  • We provide individual advice tailored to your company: free of charge and gladly at your company, by telephone, virtually or at the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion Welcome Center
  • We are an interface with a guiding function: we work closely with many players: locally, regionally and internationally

Do you have any questions or would you like to talk to us personally in order to receive the best possible support for onboarding international specialists? We will be happy to provide you with individual advice.

The Welcome Center team TRK

Sinéad O'Brien
Consultant Welcome Center

Target groups of the Welcome Center TRK

The services offered by the Welcome Center TRK are aimed at the target groups:

  • Companies: In particular SMEs, scientific and research institutions with a need or interest in international skilled workers and/or trainees.
  • International skilled workers: From different professional groups and sectors as well as their family members. This applies to people who are interested in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and are still living abroad, have recently arrived from abroad or have been living in the region for several years and are looking for a career change.
  • Cooperation partners: The Welcome Center works closely with many local, regional and international players such as advice centers, service facilities, authorities and associations. These partnerships help to ensure comprehensive support and a smooth integration environment for international professionals and their families.

The Welcome Center TRK is an important pillar of the activities of TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH. Find out more about the business location TRK, the innovative projects and initiatives and events on the following pages of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion


Flyer "Welcome Center TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe" (1.89 MB, PDF)
Flyer EN "Welcome Center TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe" (1.41 MB, PDF)

Our networks

We maintain a large network with the aim of connecting international specialists and companies from the region. 

Further topics
Who we are
We are the Welcome Center of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, which is supported by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism. We provide information and advice on all matters relating to arriving, living and working in the TRK!
Residence permit for skilled workers
Would you like to come to Germany and work in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK)? We can answer your questions on topics such as visas and residence permits for Germany.
Are you arriving in Germany from Ukraine? Our Welcome Center is here to help you with advice and assistance to help you arrive in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK).