With four universities, Charité Universitätsmedizin, seven universities of applied sciences, four art universities and more than 30 private universities of applied sciences, Berlin is one of the world’s major locations of science and academia. The research that advances new technological developments and innovations is conducted here. It is important to inform the city’s residents about these developments. We communicate about science and research, and collaborate with rbb Inforadio, a local news station, to offer the Treffpunkt WissensWerte (Encounter what’s worth knowing) and Soup & Science event series on current topics.
Alongside information, knowledge must be successfully transferred to the city’s private sector to ensure that new findings end up in applications.
The city's small and medium-sized enterprises are investing above average in the development of new products and processes, especially in the high-tech sector and some service branches. But the spatial proximity between excellent research and the city’s typically small and medium-sized enterprises does not automatically result in successful collaboration.