Nuremberg Metropolitan region
With over 370,000 employees in 22,000 companies, the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is one of Europe’s leading ICT locations. Measured against the overall population, more engineers are engaged here in research and development than anywhere else in Germany.
The region has the third-highest number of patent registrations in Europe. Here is located not only the biggest but also one of the cost successful institutes - Fraunhofer Institute, that is responsible for the MP3 standard development.
The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is also one of the leading telecommunications and software locations in Europe given the presence of development centres of the top companies like Alcatel-Lucent, DATEV, GfK and Siemens.