ICT plays a key role in the development of new, innovative technologies in the German Capital Region. Numerous nationwide programmes, networks and projects of major importance boost the industry’s innovative strength. The variety, networking and high productivity of the players, coupled with optimum framework conditions, make the German Capital Region extremely attractive for start-ups or extant companies of the ICT industry. At the same time, the region’s sheer size makes it an interesting sales market for innovative IT solutions.
Berlin-Brandenburg’s ICT benefits from an excellent R&D and higher education landscape: Potsdam’s Hasso Plattner Institute, for instance, trains IT engineers, while the Leibniz Institute for Innovative Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder) enjoys an excellent reputation thanks to its achievements in the development of wireless communication applications. Close links between ICT businesses and the various R&D facilities make a key contribution to the attractiveness of Berlin-Brandenburg as an economic location.