Baden-Wuerttemberg is a region with great capacity for innovation. The broad research landscape, major corporations as well as innovative suppliers and service providers ensure that the technological spectrum of industrial sectors in Baden-Wuerttemberg is outstandingly manifold.
Within the European Union Baden-Wuerttemberg has by far the highest potential for innovation. One of the reasons for this is the excellent technology base and the high investment in research and development. Renowned research institutions and universities such as the Max Planck Institutes or the institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Universities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe make Baden-Wuerttemberg an important location for research and development. Highly innovative enterprises such as Bosch, Daimler, Porsche, Voith, IBM and others have their headquarters or significant subsidiaries in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The intensive networking of these large corporations with universities and public research institutions as well as innovation-driven small and medium-sized enterprises makes Baden-Wuerttemberg stand out as a strong region of research-intensive industries. The technological diversity is thereby particularly visible in the wide range of industrial sectors. 25 technology areas have been identified for the Clusterportal Baden-Württemberg. In most of them, Baden-Wuerttemberg has a top position when compared on a national basis.