High-Tech Location and a City of Science on the Countryside

Technology, science and education, entrepreneurial spirit, culture and being surrounded by nature make Jena a prosperous city with a unique flair. Jena is a high-tech location with international technology companies and research facilities. Companies such as ZEISS, Jenoptik, Salesforce, SCHOTT, Analytik Jena, and Intershop, two universities and twelve renowned scientific institutions of the Leibniz and Helmholtz Association, the German Aerospace Center, and the Fraunhofer and Max Planck Societies make this city what it is.

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Patent Applications​​​​​​​

250 Patents per 100,000 people
(Ø Germany 59)

Unemployment Rate

5.3 %
(November 2018)

Scientists (Including Medicine)

At 2 universities and 12 non-university research institutions

Amount of Working Professionals

31.2% of all employees have a university degree
(Ø Large German cities approx. 16%)

Other Big Employers

University Hospital, University, ZEISS, Stadtwerke, JENOPTIK, SCHOTT, Analytik Jena, Streicher, Alere Technologie/Abbott