Braunschweig – the perfect place to stage a congress
The largest city between Hannover and Berlin, the most research-intensive region in Europe and a pleasant urban centre with extensive parkland, Braunschweig is the ideal congress destination.
Braunschweig, which now has a population of around a quarter of a million people, has grown over the centuries to become the largest city between Hannover and Berlin and the centre of the eastern Lower Saxony region. The wide range of internationally acclaimed research institutes, universities and research companies, the excellent transport links and the high quality of life make Braunschweig the perfect choice for any congress. With a wide-ranging cultural scene and buzzing centre, Braunschweig also ticks all the boxes as a conference location. Conveniently accessible with pleasant surroundings, this compact city offers everything a conference delegate could desire close at hand. The broad selection of high-quality conference locations are ideal for hosting a successful event – both for small groups and for larger gatherings. The convention bureau of Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH is your expert partner, offering a complete one-stop service to assist you in the planning, organisation and implementation of your event. Take advantage of our comprehensive range of services: Expert advice about event facilities in and around Braunschweig Registration of participants Hotel bookings and room allocations Organising social programmes and factory tours Arranging shuttle services and rail tickets Arranging catering services Information material Support with official applications.
The congress destination of Braunschweig at a glance:
Hotels/beds: 49 hotels with 3,700 beds (as of: 2010)
Nearest international airport: Hannover Airport: 70km
Nearest InterCityExpress train station: Deutsche Bahn operates high-speed IC/ICE connections to and from Braunschweig
- Energy and the environment
- Medicine and healthcare
- Technology and innovation
- Chemistry and pharma
Braunschweig: Innovative by tradition.
Versatility is the quality that sets this city in Lower Saxony apart with outstanding scientific traditions in a total of four disciplines: technology + innovation, transport + logistics, energy + the environment and medicine + healthcare. Braunschweig is a focus for pioneering research in all these fields.
Energy + the environment
In the energy + the environment sector, the focus is primarily on agriculture and renewable raw materials. Braunschweig has produced two internationally renowned pioneers in the area of energy + environment - the biochemist Hans Herloff Inhoffen (1906–1992) and Ludwig Leichtweiß (1878–1958), a pioneer in hydraulic engineering. The region continues to set the agenda in the sector, especially in the area of scientific research. A number of institutes are dedicated to researching and developing renewable raw materials and a plethora of economic initiatives are seeking ways to establish them in the market.
Medicine + healthcare
Medicine + healthcare, principally biotechnology and system biology, are no exceptions in profiting from Braunschweig's close-knit scientific networks. In 2004, a total of 27 universities, federal research institutes, Helmholtz Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes, research establishments run by the Leibniz Society, museums, libraries, the Klinikum Braunschweig hospital and other centres of research joined forces in the association ForschungRegion Braunschweig e. V. In the competence field of system biology, this alliance is supporting biomedical research, helping to make highly regarded breakthroughs in the battle against infectious diseases, produce studies into sustainability and promote effective health and consumer protection.
Technology + innovation
Technology + innovation had a long and famous tradition in Braunschweig even in the days of the physicist, mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777–1855); information and communications technology, optical technologies, microsystems technology and surface technology are the main focuses in one of Europe's leading regions for research. Some 300 companies in the region, including Intel and LINEAS, are active here in the IT sector while a number of specialised and well-connected universities, institutes and initiatives promote the transfer of scientific discoveries to industrial applications.
Braunschweig has a shining reputation in the areas of optics, metrology and surface technology with renowned institutions such as the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films and the Network of Competence Industrial Plasma Surface Technology, a technology key to many innovative products such as flatscreens, Blu-Ray discs and heat protection glass.
Transport + logistics are also making good progress in Braunschweig:
Mobility and traffic technology and aerospace play an important role in the region's economy. In 1903, Heinrich Büssing founded the H. Büssing factory for trucks and motors in Braunschweig; today it is home to the Siemens Mobility Division and other leading manufacturers of aerospace, railway and vehicle electronics technologies. Organisations such as the Aerospace Centre, Braunschweig Research Airport and the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen are all engaged in the area of mobility research and development.