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Life Science Duesseldorf

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City of Düsseldorf - Office for Economic Development


Düsseldorf is the capital city of Northrhine-Westphalia - with a population of 18 million, Germany's most densely populated federal state. Located right in the center of the economic region of the Rhine-Ruhr area where around 11 million people live, Düsseldorf enjoys excellent economic power and occupies a central position in relation to other European economic regions.

All major cities may be reached within shortest times from Düsseldorf's international airport - the third largest airport in Germany. Seventy airlines fly to 170 destinations all over the world. Düsseldorf is an important trade-fair location: more than 40 international trade fairs - 23 of which are world leading fairs - are held in Düsseldorf. Fifty-eight percent of the around 2.2 million visitors who attend the fairs come from other countries.

Business in Düsseldorf is also international: around 5,000 foreign firms are based here.

Economic Development Düsseldorf

The Office of Economic Development is the contact partner for all foreign companies wishing to invest or base themselves here. The department also provides its services to the international companies already located here. In conjunction with its partners, the team also establishes foreign-trade contacts for Düsseldorf companies interested in international markets. The department's services range from initial informative talks with investors regarding contacts to partners offering services related to the establishment of companies in Düsseldorf through support in searching for suitable properties and office and trade premises to establishing contacts with business networks in Düsseldorf.

The economic area of Düsseldorf benefits from two life sciences and technology centers, each with its own focus, designed to complement one another ideally. An incubator and technology center for start-ups and young companies is located directly on the university campus, while a technological research center specializing in pharmaceutical product development is just a ten-minute drive away in Neuss.

As a focal point for life sciences, Düsseldorf is part of BioRiver, the BioRegion Rhineland. The location also maintains connections with all relevant organizations in the region, as well as with the statewide initiative LSA Life Science Agency GmbH.

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