The business
and science hub

As an outstanding IT and life sciences location, Heidelberg is characterized by a first-class research landscape, which is home to renowned institutions such as the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Heidelberg offers an ideal environment for the synergy of IT and life sciences with its unique combination of top tier research and business dynamism. Companies such as paretos, AMERIA and The Cultivated b are already benefiting from the excellent structures of Heidelberg and the hip.

Heidelberg’s advantages are also manifest in the wide range of leisure and cultural activities on offer. Find more about it here.

6 reasons to choose Heidelberg

Research & innovation

Top institutes, the oldest university in Germany and 10 institutions of higher-level education.


Short distances, good accessibility, business and research networks.


160,000 people from all over the world live in Heidelberg, including many students and academics.

Quality of life

A wide range of leisure and cultural activities, the gastronomy scene and the quaint shops characterize the city of Heidelberg.


Numerous initiatives for environmental, climate and nature conservation and the award Global Green City 2015.

Strong economy

From DAX-listed companies such as Heidelberg Materials or SAP to the successful start-up Aleph Alpha: Heidelberg and the region offer a diverse network.

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