Technology, science, education, entrepreneurial spirit, culture, and being surrounded by nature make Jena an outstanding high-tech location. The digital economy is a focal point in Jena’s state of affairs. 3,500 employees in about 100 companies are working on the digital transformation, focused on digital business and developing the use of e-commerce technologies.
Additionally, there are many IT specialists in photonics, health technology, science, and other service sectors. About 5,000 people in Jena work with such digital technology.
Dynamic growth, close networking with the two universities and non-university research institutions, and a strong brand define the innovative diversity of the digital economy in Jena, the “city of light.”
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The digital economy in Jena is diverse. The range of services offered by the approximately 100 IT companies in Jena ranges from e-commerce technologies, mobile solutions, digital marketing, digitisation of business and production processes, and big data analyses to IT solutions for medical technology and optoelectronics. About 100 companies are currently active in Jena such as Accenture, diva-e, dotSource, Godyo, Intershop, Salesforce.com and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions. Technology companies such as ZEISS and Jenoptik are also strong when it comes to digitisation.
Jena offers excellent opportunities for information and communication technology professionals and very good growth conditions for companies in the digital economy.
JENA DIGITAL presents this outstanding pairing of a digital economy and science. With the partners of E-Commerce Campus, IT-Paradies Jena, and the TowerByte eG Cooperative, different industries are brought together to promote new business and start-ups.
JENA DIGITAL collaborates in Thuringia with ITnet Thüringen e.V. and the Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland.
Jena is a city of science and networks. Business and science work together in research networks for digitisation. E-Commerce technologies, big data, deep learning, data-driven & simulation science, bioinformatics aka human-machine interaction, and 3D printing are just some of the things being researched.
Jena is a centre for IT startups. New business ideas emerge in Jena’s creative climate and while handling the needs of customers - The latest technologies are then implemented in business concepts. The IT startups are supported by Jena’s networks, Jena’s Office for Economic Development, and the free state of Thuringia.