Transfer of knowledge & technologies
Heidenheim and East-Wuerttemberg are known as the "Region for Talents and Patents". With 3,98 patents per 1,000 employed persons (patent intensity), East-Wuerttemberg clearly outperforms both, the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the German Federal average. The same trend holds for the patent density of 2,22 patents per 1,000 inhabitants.
To turn scientific results, newly developed technologies and patents into economic success, you need favourable structures and service companies just like those to be found in Heidenheim.
Heidenheim is a university location. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim (DHBW) cooperates with about 900 associate partner companies and social institutions. Students graduate with their Bachelor Degree from the School of Business, School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences in one of 20 nationally and internationally recognized bachelor's or master's programme.
Heidenheim has 5 transfer centres and a technology centre (TZ), customizing their services on different target groups and topics.