More than 140 enterprises and 20 science institutes power the aeronautics and space industries in Bremen. The order books are well filled. More than 12,000 employees in the industry generate revenues of more than 4 billion euros per year. Leading companies such as the Airbus Group, ArianeGroup, Rheinmetall Electronics, OHB, and their suppliers contribute significantly to this success. The companies’ economic success is founded on their employees’ excellent qualifications. To ensure that this situation can be maintained and further improved, Bremen invests heavily in future developments: interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and development
strengthen the location and create synergy effects with other strong industries in Bremen. Cutting-edge research in the state of Bremen sustainably supports the industries in the fields of materials sciences and production technologies, space systems, remote sensing, bionics, robotics among others.



At the aeronautics and space location Bremen, economy and science gather within the framework of a unique research infrastructure. Cutting-edge research in Bremen and Bremerhaven is consistently driving the development and progress. In particular, in the fields of materials sciences, manufacturing technologies, space systems engineering / research and space applications, remote sensing, bionics, and robotics, the aeronautics and space companies benefit from the close proximity to scientific institutes and research facilities.
Highly efficient networks have formed in proximity to the universities and their various institutes such as the
Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Fraunhofer Institute and the Institute of Environmental Physics. Innovative companies located in the region reflect the wide range of competencies and skills present in the federal state of Bremen.

Luftaufnahme des Technologierparks rund um die Universität Bremen. / Aerial view of the Technology Park surrounding the University of Bremen. (Quelle: WFB)