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A new beat in North Rhine-Westphalia - Europe's Heartbeat!

We welcome you to North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most important economic region in Germany. To one of the most popular investment locations for foreign companies in Europe. To a federal state with the highest quality of life.

NRW combines unique location factors making sure that our business location is in the best possible position compared to other European regions, such as:

That's why we call NRW "Europe's Heartbeat". Investors from all around the globe find the ideal framework for their business here. Join the beat!


Innovation topics

In NRW, we embrace game changers in emerging technologies such as Industry 4.0, smart cities, new mobility, R&D and biotech. Have a look. And join the beat.



NRW is the best place for smart cities and new mobility.

More than 800 enterprises in the automotive sector develop future-proof solutions for mobility needs throughout the world.

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NRW is the ideal location for the future of manufacturing.

NRW alone creates around 20 percent of Germany’s industrial added value - combining a strong industry with groundbreaking technology.

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NRW has the densest R&D network in Europe.

With more than 100 research institutes NRW has the densest R&D network in Europe. This creates ideal conditions for innovation and technology transfer.

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NRW occupy a leading international position with innovative products.

Top-notch start-ups, innovative companies and leading research instituts make tomorrow's medical technology become reality today

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Digital transformation is changing the game in NRW.

No other state in Germany boasts a similar density of tech companies including leading cybersecurity institutes and research centers with some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

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NRW is one of Europe’s best breeding grounds for talent.

With almost 800,000 students from all around the world NRW has an outstanding talent pool of high potentials for companies from all industries.

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Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

NRW.Global Business GmbH
Trade & Investment Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf

In 4 easy steps to North Rhine-Westphalia | NRW

We support you in your successful settlement in NRW with our international offices abroad and our headquarters in Düsseldorf. We are your partner and accompany the project in confidence – from the first contact to the successful settlement and beyond.

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How to do business in NRW

Do you have questions about entry regulations, tax issues and relevant laws for your investment project? You can find all the important information on setting up a company and other practical answers in our Business Guide.

Investors FAQ

What you need to know as an investor? We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about investments, organizational and legal conditions and funding opportunities in NRW. Read them for yourself!