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28 Jun 2016

Stuttgart: Test Drive Intellectual Capital In This Innovation Haven

Stuttgart is not only the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg in Southwest Germany but it’s also an epicenter for intellectual capital. The region features the highest level of R&D spend in Germany, holds the country record for registered patents, and has the highest percentage of high–tech jobs in Europe.


The most famous invention to come out of Stuttgart is the automobile, and as a worldwide leader in this industry, Stuttgart is a literal think tank of innovation that meeting planners and delegates can key into.

Speakers, knowledge exchange and new ideas can come out of the automotive expertise cluster CARS, University of Stuttgart, or at the world renowned research organization the Fraunhofer Institute (who’s Stuttgart location is home base for the GCB’s Future Meetings Space project.) Additionally, delegates can engage at the Porsche Museum, Mercedes-Benz Museum and Motor World or tour Mercedes’ largest production plant.   

When it’s time to shift gears, visitors might enjoy sliding behind the wheel at the Porsche Driving Experience or board a classic bus for tours & tastings through the local wine country. A stay at the auto-cool V-8 Hotel completes the trip.

With all this automotive drive, Stuttgart will host the world congress Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) in 2017 and regularly holds international trade shows like the Automotive Testing Expo, Engine Expo and Retro Classics Exhibition.

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