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Leader in research

February 21, 2008

From the apprentice to the professor – new ideas are always welcome. On an average, Germany registers one patent at the European Patent Office every 22 minutes. The computer, the car, the theory of relativity, the MP3 format, the Mars camera, and even the teddy bear are all German inventions. The close cooperation between industry and world-famous research institutions like the Max Planck and Fraunhofer Institutes swiftly transforms new ideas into products for the world market.

Products with the "Made in Germany" seal stand for the highest quality worldwide. This has played no small part in maintaining Germany's position as world champion exporter for many years. The automobile, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemical sectors are particularly strong. Industries of the future such as environmentally friendly energy production and nanotechnology, in which the number of patent applications is doubling every two years, are steadily gaining in importance.



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