Northern Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Research Institutions in Northern Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Research Center Borstel – Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences
The Research Center Borstel’s mission, with its medical clinic and two theory departments, is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive health and biomedical research in pneumology.

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT, Itzehoe
The Fraunhofer ISIT Institute develops and manufactures components in microelectronics and microsystems technology, from the design phase – including system simulation – to prototyping and fabrication of samples, up to the series production.

GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht
The GKSS Research Centre is devoted to the fields of coastal and materials research as well as regenerative medicine.

Biological Institute Helgoland (BAH)
The Biological Institute Helgoland within the foundation Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research investigates the functional biodiversity of the North Sea shelf seas.

Institute of Organic Farming, Westerau
The institute is operating in three working areas: organic dairy cattle husbandry, organic pig farming, and organic sheep and goat husbandry.

Institute of Fishery Ecology, Ahrensburg
The Institute of Fishery Ecology is performing ecologically orientated interdisciplinary research, monitoring and risk assessment related to the marine environment, aquaculture and inland fisheries on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Institute of Forest Genetics, Großhansdorf
The Institute carries out research on genetics of indigenous and exotic tree and shrub species on behalf of the Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries.

MariCube Business and Science Park, Büsum
Büsum is becoming an international centre for “blue” biotechnology, aimed at developing products for everday life by means of biological processes out of sea organisms. On a 2,500 square meters large area located in immediate vicinity of the Christian Albrechts University’s Research and Technology Centre (FTZ), the MariCube® will be Schleswig-Holstein’s first Business and Science Park for blue biotechnology, an investment of four million euros.