Research & Innovation

Harz County benefits from unique educational and innovation drivers: For example, with the Harz University of Applied Sciences, the headquarters of the Julius Kühn Federal Research Center for Crops in Quedlinburg and the Robert Koch Institute in Wernigerode, there are excellent research partners for the local economy. Numerous training providers offer excellent conditions for the training and further education of specialists in the region.


Harz University of Applied Sciences
Friedrichstraße 57-59
38855 Wernigerode

The Harz University of Applied Sciences is well-known for its particularly application-oriented study opportunities and research areas. Companies in the region benefit from tailor-made business-related services provided by the KAT Competence Center, which was specially set up for a more intensive exchange between the regional economy, science and administration. Many affiliated institutes have developed out of the university, focusing on tourism and marketing research, electronic production and communications technology, automation and computer science.

tti Magdeburg GmbH
Voigtei 58
38820 Halberstadt

The tti Technologietransfer and Innovationsförderung Magdeburg GmbH offers integrated business services from one source. It supports companies and technology-oriented entrepreneurs in the field of research and development, it brokers national and international co-operation agreements, encourages start-ups, facilitates corporate settlements and helps businesses grow.

4.0 Competence Center for Medium-Sized Enterprises
c/o Zentrum für Produkt-, Verfahrens- und Prozessinnovation - ZPVP GmbH
Sandtorstraße 23
39106 Magdeburg

The 4.0 Competence Center for Medium-Sized Enterprises based in Magdeburg supports companies in Saxony-Anhalt in the use of innovative digital solutions for the optimization of internal processes, networking and the development of new business areas.

Julius Kühn Institute
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Erwin-Baur-Straße 27
06484 Quedlinburg

The Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants focuses on the sustainable production of crops as a renewable resource and the basis for our food chain. The aim is to support the performance of German agriculture and to contribute to the nutrition of the world population with healthy plants. The Julius Kühn Institute advises national and international policy makers who provide laws and regulations in agriculture.

Robert Koch Institute
Federal Institute for Non-Communicable and Infectious Diseases
Burgstraße 37
38855 Wernigerode

In Wernigerode is the only field office of the internationally recognized Federal Institute for Non-Communicable and Infectious Diseases, which is directly subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health. Today, the modern laboratories in Wernigerode are considered the national reference center for salmonella, staphylococci and other bacterial enteritis pathogens. The main research area in addition to bacterial infections is life-threatening antibiotic resistance.


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Location Development Harz County
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 42
38820 Halberstadt


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