Lower Saxony

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Lower Saxony

Surface area

47.614 kmÂČ


8 million


Machinery, plant engineering and maritime industry

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Lower Saxony is a region with great potential and many hidden champions in rural areas. Despite the crisis, the number of start-ups increased by 19% in 2020 compared to the previous year. The proportion of female founders in Lower Saxony is particularly high. At 20%, it is above the previous federal level.

Start-ups such as Airstier Technology, Abcalis and corvitac have already positioned themselves in the up-and-coming federal state. As major university cities in the region, Hanover and Braunschweig ensure a high level of start-up activity, which is due to their diverse development opportunities.

The ecosystem is characterized by its proximity to universities and a strong technical focus. In addition, many young founders are committed to ecological sustainability. The high proportion of innovative start-ups in Lower Saxony underlines the dynamism of the start-up scene. The growing number of young start-ups lays the foundation for the further development of the ecosystem.

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