Innovation enjoys a strong tradition in the Karlsruhe region. It was here that Drais invented the dandy horse in 1817 and Benz invented the automobile in 1885. In 1886, Hertz demonstrated electromagnetic waves in Karlsruhe. The first ever email received in Germany popped up on a screen in Karlsruhe in 1984.
This tradition continues in Karlsruhe to this day, where a multitude of researchers, universities and research establishments work every day on cutting-edge research projects. The emphasis of projects lies in the areas of energy, the climate, the environment, nanosystems, microsystems, astroparticle physics, optics, photonics, transport, and ICT.
To ensure ideas can also be turned into innovations, knowledge and technology has to be transferred quickly from research and development into business. To facilitate this process, Steinbeis works in the “Technology Region Karlsruhe” with the University of Karlsruhe, the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe (DHBW) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). There are also a variety of Steinbeis experts working at centers outside the universities and research institutions.