Luckenwalde has been a regional growth centre since 2005, meaning the city receives funding from the State of Brandenburg. This is particularly interesting for the increasing number of companies and investors from a wide range of sectors that settle here. Some of these are based in the Luckenwalde Biotechnology Park – one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Germany – which provides work, research and housing. For in addition to a sector-specific Technology and Business Incubator and various commercial premises, there are also apartments and land for private homes. Residents enjoy the special campus flair. On the subject of sectors: in Luckenwalde you will find companies from the automotive, health care, biotechnology, metalworking, food and microelectronics/energy sectors.

Automotive: accelerate your career.

Functional, convenient, economical – today’s modern means of transportation must fulfil many requirements if they are to meet the needs of users. Which is why a great deal of research and development is carried out in this area in Luckenwalde. The majority of people employed in this sector work for suppliers to the car industry. Their job is to develop and manufacture systems and parts for electrical components, display and measuring instruments. From interiors to complex engineering services, bodywork construction and superstructures. Great emphasis is of course placed on innovation and promoting skilled young talent.

This sector has proven to be hugely popular, with the number of workers rising by 18.5 per cent between 2005 und 2013. Probably one of the most well-known companies based in Luckenwalde is Schaeffler KG – a member of the Schaeffler Group and one of the world’s largest rolling element bearing suppliers with around 66,000 employers.

The following companies are located here:

Biotechnology / life sciences: a decision for life.

Biotechnology / life sciences is both a sunrise industry and growth market, constantly on the lookout for highly qualified young talent. Around 370 people are employed in this area in Luckenwalde. Besides research and development, they work on producing pharmaceuticals, manufacturing medical equipment and providing complex laboratory services. Employment figures have risen considerably in this sector in recent years and are expected to continue to increase even further in the years to come.

At the heart of the industry is the modern biotechnology park comprising approx. 36 companies. The park is part of a regional and global network. Collaborations with partners and companies from the US, Australia, Russia, Korea, India and Taiwan are a given and open up the best career prospects for employees in this area. Active cooperation is also maintained with universities, technical colleges and clinics in the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, non-university research and development facilities, as well as regional authorities.

The Luckenwalde Biotechnology Park will continue to grow in the years to come as further research-driven companies in need of skilled personnel settle here. Incidentally, particular emphasis is also placed on training and development. Employees from biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical companies have access to a wide range of opportunities for training, development and qualification right here on campus.

The following companies are located here:

Metalworking: don’t be consigned to the scrap heap.

The metalworking industry currently employs around 400 workers in Luckenwalde. These workers are employed in small and medium-sized enterprises in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the fittings industry, and in the area of lock and security systems. Specialist service providers and suppliers for tool technology, toolmaking, measuring technology and quality assurance complete the spectrum.

The following companies are located here:

Health care: the perfect prescription for your future.

This industry has also shown significant growth in recent years. Between 2008 and 2013, the number of people employed in the health care sector rose by 16.1 per cent. And demand continues to be high for skilled workers, for example, to work in the hospital and rehabilitation clinics. Other vocational fields include medical care in GP and specialist practices, the pharmaceuticals industry, medical technology, health tourism, wellness and the fitness industry.

The following companies are located here:

The following companies are located here: