Niedersachsen – Land mit Life Science

Life sciences and health

  • 709,000
    people working in the health sector
  • 200
    hospitals with approx. 45,000 beds
  • 190
    life science and medical technology enterprises
  • 4
    technology centres with a biotechnology focus

A growing life sciences location

Niedersachsen prioritises life sciences and health services and technology as a key growth market; since the millennium over 25 percent of all new jobs have been generated in the health sector. Our strengths lie, for example, in hearing and implant research, technology and surgery, and in biomedical technologies. Further key areas are infection research, veterinary research and neurological research - disciplines that create synergies and develop strong innovative momentum in Niedersachsen.

Enterprises benefit from our excellent resources in therapy, technology and research!

Niedersachsen: a growing life sciences location

The life sciences sector in Niedersachsen

Key focus areas are pharmaceutical compounds and vaccines, infection research, diagnostics, (bio)medical technology, neurology and veterinary science.  Niedersachsen's location strengths include a strong research community and innovative entrepreneurial environment including start-ups, SMEs and major companies.

Your guide to interesting places for your enterprise - the Business Map shows examples of some of over 300,000 enterprises and locations in Niedersachsen, sorted by sector, available sites and properties. Niedersachsen's research community and networks are also marked on the map.

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Your contact

Dr. Anne Hopert
Dr. Anne Hopert
Life Sciences, Chemical Industry, Lightweight Construction
Niedersachsen Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation
Friedrichswall 1
30159 Hannover
+49 (0)511-120-5585


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