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Life sciences as a growth driver

As a dynamic growth sector which has already created more than 60,000 jobs in Hannover Region, the field of life sciences holds a very special position.

It is also attributable to internationally renowned institutions such as Hannover Medical School (MHH), the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) and the International Neuroscience Institute (INI).

Klinikum Region Hannover is responsible for the management of twelve hospitals, making it one of the largest municipally owned hospital groups in Germany. One of the highlights in this sector is the BIOTECHNICA, the leading European life sciences fair which is held in Hannover every two years. In recognition of these excellent conditions, Hannover has been chosen to host the 116th German Medical Assembly, the most important conference for the German medical profession.

With its wide range of laboratory and office premises combined with first-class infrastructure at Hannover Medical Park, the city has ideal conditions to offer both established companies and innovative start-ups in the life sciences sector who are planning to set up business in this region. For instance, it is already home to the Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine and IPF PharmaCeuticals, a drug research company.

The most recent major investments include Boehringer Ingelheim’s European Research Institute for Animal Vaccines and NZ-BMT, Niedersachsen Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Implant Research.