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Businesses are always looking for competitive advantages to leverage in the marketplace. At the operational end, these advantages can involve affordable property, a skilled workforce, tax incentives, access to academic research and development and an overall environment that promotes business development.
Similarly, a variety of communities are looking to leverage local advantages to provide increased employment, the utilization of existing academic resources and additional tax revenue. These locations will often create a technology corridor, industry “cluster” or similar business development entities to create a win/win for both business and the community. In addition to offering a general environment conducive to business success, they often offer additional incentives, such as favorable taxation or lease support, that further sweeten the deal.
There are a variety of areas that offer a special focus on imaging technologies. Some of the leading opportunities are listed below.
Excellence in Optical Technology – Hannover Leads the Way
The Hannover Region in Germany has a long tradition with optical technologies. Hannover’s world-leading imaging and X-ray industry serves important industrial segments like micro-electronics and carmaking. As a high-tech growth region with a strong R&D background, Hannover is providing businesses with the ideal prerequisites for successful company location and start-up: world-class know-how, prime sites, skilled personnel, outstanding transport infrastructures and a central position in Germany and Europe.
Plug & Work, the start-up and relocation initiative launched by the business promotion company hannoverimpuls, gives innovative companies and start-ups a flying start: free offices. Many additional advantages are there for the taking, designed to assist companies in advancing and getting settled in the region.