Business location

Jena as a location for technology

Jena goes to every effort to make the most of its potential as a location and constantly to develop further.

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The founding spirit makes for economic strength

Traditional branches of industry which have developed here have not, in fact, been replaced by new ones, but have been strengthened, expanded and specialised. Carl Zeiss Jena, SCHOTT Jenaer Glas, Jenoptik and Jenapharm are integrated into strong regional networks, thus also creating space for the innovative ideas of smaller companies or start-ups from all over Germany which are settling in Jena’s industrial estates and technology centres. Furthermore, new fields of technology have also been able to establish themselves.

Selected innovative companies

The following companies are representative both of the particular skills offered by the Jena technology region and the variety of the corporate landscape.

Analytik Jena AG
biolitec AG
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
Cross Match Technologies GmbH
CyBio AG
EQUIcon Software GmbH Jena
friendly sensors AG
Göpel electronic GmbH
Hellma Optik GmbH Jena
Jena-Optronik GmbH
j-fiber GmbH
INTERSHOP Communications AG
Jenaer Leiterplatten GmbH
Jenahexal GmbH
Jenapharm GmbH & Co. KG
Jenoptik AG
Vistec Electron Beam GmbH
OLPE Jena GmbH
Promera Jena Feinschneid- und Umformtechnik GmbH
SCHOTT Lithotec AG
3di GmbH
NewSight GmbH
VACOM Vakuum-Komponenten & Messtechnik GmbH

Business statistics

Companies, institutions, the self-employed (31 December 2007): 8,107

Corporate members of the ICC (31 December 2007): 5,592

Companies in the processing sector with 50 or more employees*: 39
employing a workforce* of: 6,614

Companies in the building sector with 20 or more employees*: 8
employing: a workforce* of: 687*

*TLS, average values for 2007


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