Rostock is a centre of knowledge.

Innovations and the capacity to innovate are key factors in national and international competition. Rostock is currently going through a development into a dynamic technology and industrial region. Many sunrise industries have already established themselves in the Hanseatic City and are successfully developing products for tomorrow's markets. Politics, economics and science work closely together in order to strengthen the Hanseatic City's location factors and unlock new fields of development.

With almost 600 years of history, the University of Rostock is the oldest university in the Baltic Sea area, combining tradition and modernity on four campuses. The city is scientifically, economically and culturally characterised by 5000 university staff and in the University Medical Centre as well as 15,000 students from 99 countries. The University of Rostock is one of Germany's most entrepreneurial universities. Since 1991, the regional economy has benefited from the 800 spin-offs from the university. At the renowned University of Music and Drama (Hochschule für Musik und Theater), 550 students from 42 countries receive their artistic education.

Rostock Business is the central point of contact when it comes to innovation projects from small and medium-sized businesses in Rostock. Our service features contribute to the integration of the Hanseatic City's high scientific potential even more closely with the economy. Together with partners, we support your innovative ideas, from the origin to further development and realisation into products and services through to marketing.