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Michael Stamm

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Information and Communication Technology

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology 
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Innovation area overview: Information and Communication Technologies

Without advances in the information and communication industry, innovative technologies cannot be realized and societal development would hardly be imaginable. The more than 250 technology-oriented research facilities in Berlin create an optimal environment for innovative companies. 85 scientific institutes carry out research and teach in the fields IT and software development.

Setting the Course for the Future

Berlin has recognized the sector’s importance for industry and science: The region boasts Europe’s largest fiber optics network and set a decisive precedent by introducing digital terrestrial television. In doing so, it has become a test market for developments in the IT and communications sector.

Berlin’s research institutes work closely together with partners from business using synergies. Successful examples include:

Research Institutes Partners
Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) Daimler AG, Deutsche Telekom, Heinz-Nixdorf Institute
Fraunhofer FOKUS, Institute for Open Communication Systems Daimler AG, Bosch, AT&T, Daimler AG, Bosch, Microsoft
Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute Bosch, Alcatel, Fujitsu Microelectronic, France Telecom, British Telecom
Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) with the research institute Interdisciplinary Research Focus on Network Technologies and Multimedia) 3Com, Cisco Systems, Siemens
Konrad-Zuse-Center for Information Technology (ZIB) HP, BSD Medical Corporation
DAI-Laboratory – Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Deutsche Telekom, Sun, Siemens, Daimler AG
T-Labs: an Institute of Deutsche Telekom at the TU Berlin

A Center of the Information and Communications Technology Sector

Alongside Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, Berlin is among the leading locations for information and communications technology. Almost 72,000 employees in ca. 6,500 companies work here representing the largest pool of professionals in information technologies nationwide. Most of these companies are providers specializing in multimedia applications or high-performing companies in the Internet sector. They concentrate their activities on the following fields:

  • Wireless technologies (voice and data for business and private users)
  • Communication services (for data, voice and video)
  • Mobile services (e.g., public, multimedia and telematic services)
  • Network technologies (e.g., access, broadband networks, hosting and housing)