Dortmund provides the ideal platform for the largest and strongest growth sector in Germany: the healthcare sector. Knowledge-intensive life-sciences companies benefit from excellent local conditions, support from the City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency and the first class networks here.
The business location of Dortmund continues to grow, opening up the best possible prospects for the healthcare sector. More than 42,000 employees and self-employed people work in this sector. Internationally renowned research institutes have already set up business in this region and benefit from Dortmund’s universities as high standard, user-oriented research partners. Innovative companies from the fields of biotechnology, medical equipment and micro/nanotechnology and information technology also appreciate this high-performance environment.
The MedEcon Ruhr e.V. healthcare initiative promotes intensive cooperation between companies, hospitals and research institutions, linking more than 140 companies, institutions and clinics involved in the healthcare business, life sciences and healthcare research, technical industry and other parts of the supply and service industries.
The City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency unites the strengths of the city, business and science to promote continuing growth in the healthcare sector. As an expert in this sector and in cooperation with their partners in research, associations and companies, they provide specialist knowledge and a wide range of activities for the healthcare sector. Specialist events and congresses, showcasing this location at fairs, setting up and maintaining networks and support for start-ups and expansions are all part of shaping a sustainable future for the healthcare sector in Dortmund.