The German economy is undergoing a period of upheaval. The automotive industry is
investing billions in developing new powertrain technologies and mobility services, while
manufacturing industries and mechanical engineering are becoming greener and more
sustainable. Following the phase-out of nuclear power, by 2038 brown coal will no longer be used
for electricity generation and priority is being given to developing renewable energy sources.
And importantly, digitalization is making its way into almost all areas of our lives. And as if all of this weren’t exciting enough, 2020 will go down in history as the year of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus is not only putting businesses and jobs at risk, it is also speeding up some development processes.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICALS IN SAXONY-ANHALTA strong partner:Siemens Healthcaresupports the researchcampus with thelatest medicaltechnology.The Research CampusSTIMULATE is revolutionizingimage-guidedmedicine.Image-guided, minimally invasive procedures areparticularly important in the treatment of tumorsand vascular diseases and also of neurologicalconditions. This specialization is one of the keystrengths of STIMULATE. Demographic changeand the increase in age-related conditions haveled to the need for personalized medicine whichuses new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.A port for worldclassresearchThe Research Campus STIMULATE in Magdeburghas developed into a highly respectedinnovation center for image-guided medicine.This is based on close cooperation between theresearchers and Siemens Healthcare.A long time ago, the brick-built warehousesin the former commercial port ofMagdeburg were used to store sugar andgrain. Now the old port district has beentransformed into a center for innovation andscience. The historic buildings on the innerharbor next to the River Elbe are now home tostart-ups, newly arrived businesses and spinoffsfrom universities.Since 2020, the new ultra-modern laboratoriesof the Research Campus STIMULATE have beenlocated in “Warehouse B”, which was renovatedwith a grant of 20 million euros from theMinistry of Economy. The name STIMULATEreflects the new and innovative technologiesused for image-guided, minimally invasive diagnosticsand therapies in the field of medicine.“We want to introduce a newtype of operation. The resultsof our research will soon beused to treat patients and willeventually become part ofeveryday life in the medicalworld. Our vision is that theResearch Campus and the Portof Science will become a flagshiplocation for research intomedical technology. The newresearch building in the Portof Science brings us one stepcloser to turning our vision intoreality,”says Professor Georg Rose, spokesperson ofthe Research Campus STIMULATE. The researchcampus provides the ideal conditions for achiev-38 39