• Branchenkompetenz im IZMP in Erlangen
    Innovationszentrum Medizin & Pharma
    Branchenkompetenz im IZMP in Erlangen
  • Event im Kleinen Saal der Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen
    Heinrich-Lades-Halle
    Event im Kleinen Saal der Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen
  • Moderner Tagungsraum im HerzogsPark
    Hotel HerzogsPark
    Moderner Tagungsraum im HerzogsPark
  • Veranstaltungshalle im ADAC Fahrsicherheitszentrum Schlüsselfeld
    ADAC Fahrsicherheitszentrum
    Veranstaltungshalle im ADAC Fahrsicherheitszentrum Schlüsselfeld
  • Tagen im Energiepark Hirschaid
    Energiepark Hirschaid
    Tagen im Energiepark Hirschaid
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Technology and Innovation

In addition to Siemens AG, a prominent role in this field is played by Friedrich-Alexander University. With around 40,000 students, it is Bavaria's second-largest university.

Applied research and technology transfer are the specific strengths of the two Fraunhofer Institutes for Integrated Cir­cuits (IIS) and for Integrated Systems and Device Technology. IIS, which among other innovations was responsible for deve­loping the MP3 encoding standard, has become the research organisation's largest institute.

Opened in 2009, the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light is the first and currently still the only facility operated by the Max Planck Society in Northern Bavaria. Supported by the "Freistaat Bayern", a Max Planck Centre for Physics and Me­dicine is currently being established at Erlangen's University Clinic.

The Helmholtz Association has also established its first faci­lity in Northern Bavaria: The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies.