The close link between economy and scientific research has a long tradition in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Universities of Rostock (1419) and Greifswald (1456) are the oldest ‘Almae Matres’ in Northern Europe and have always shaped their surroundings. As members of the Hanseatic League, the cities of the region have vitally influenced international relations in trade and culture as far back as the middle ages.
Based on its traditional strengths, modern life sciences and health care management constitute an integral focus of the region’s development. This has led to the formation of “BioCon Valley Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”.
Research institutions and innovative businesses have developed around the universities cities, where they are successfully engaged in various fields of the application of modern biotechnologies and medical technologies.
The economy has received an important growth factor through the sector of health care management. The resources in the region are comprised in the actual health care and areas of nursing care, the outlay and supply industry including the “Health Care Industries” as well as the resultant health related services.