International companies, SMEs and start-ups

The Stuttgart Region is home to international companies like Bosch, Daimler, Porsche, IBM or Hewlett Packard and also a large number of innovative SMEs and start-up companies. Car making, mechanical and electrical engineering traditionally enjoy a particularly strong presence. Yet they are not alone, the IT sector, creative industry or biotechnology are all firmly established in the region. Development activity is further enhanced by many research institutions which are unique in the concentration and diversity of research and development potential offered.

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The Mercedes-Benz BIOME: For the Los Angeles Design Challenge the designers at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios developed an ultra-lightweight vehicle

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The “REX-Free Flyer“, or orbital glider as it is known, is being developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It is envisaged that from 2020 onwards, REX will be available for substantiated experiments performed in a state of weightlessness. Its sharp contours promise two key benefits: one being that the heat shield could be designed more easily and safely, the second that its multifaceted shape possesses improved aerodynamic properties.


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