A town developing and changing
“We are the modern ‘capital’ of Lusatia. We are experiencing, shaping and exploring structural change, specifically in the energy sector. We want to pioneer digitalisation and become a core hydrogen and healthcare region. As a university and traditional park city, we offer a vibrant flair for you to enjoy.“ (Holger Kelch, Mayor of Cottbus)
Largest growth centre
Cottbus is the largest regional growth centre in the southern German Capital Region of Berlin-Brandenburg, with a population of roughly 100,000.
Its central position in the heart of Europe, its powerful infrastructure, attractive commercial spaces, natural landscapes and people make it a uniquely advantageous location. These features make Cottbus a place of interest for numerous sectors.
Conveniently situated between Berlin and Dresden, Cottbus is the perfect intersection for major transport routes – with direct links to eastern and southern Europe.
A beacon for science
Cottbus is home to the only technical university in the state of Brandenburg: the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. The diverse science landscape is supplemented by research institutes specialising in particular areas, such as the Centrum für Energietechnologie Brandenburg, which focuses on energy technology, and the Panta Rhei research institute, which researches lightweight design materials. Brandenburg’s largest hospital (CTK) is located in the city, with 1,200 beds and 2,500 employees, and also serves as the teaching campus for Berlin’s Charité Hospital engaged in the practical training of medical students.
Within the tradition of the metal, mining, energy and energy technology industries, many innovative companies and future-oriented industries have also recognised the benefits of Cottbus. The city provides ideal conditions for the biotechnology/nursing/healthcare, information technology and renewable energy sectors in particular.
Global players and innovative SMEs
Over 6,700 businesses are located in and around Cottbus, including the LEAG energy group, Deutsche Bahn, the Carl-Thiem-Klinikum hospital, the Sana heart centre, the pension insurance body Knappschaft Bahn See, the ABB automation technology group and Siemens AG.
Establishing close links between science, research and business to create highly qualified jobs in Cottbus and the region is the ambitious goal of everyone involved.
Technology & Industrial Park Cottbus
With the Technology & Industrial Park Cottbus (TIP) Cottbus, the business location with Brandenburg’s largest connected industrial estate has the best conditions to offer – over 110 hectares of industrial space and roughly 25 hectares of commercial space, including buildings (hangars, accommodation, technology and administration buildings), are there for the benefit investors, entrepreneurs and founders.
The TIP is located in the immediate vicinity of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, only roughly 2 km north-west from the city centre.
Companies from the energy technology, metal construction, logistics and the craft-based food industries already have a presence in the region.
Cottbus is a dynamic city that is facing a comprehensive structural transformation in the coming years from a brown coal region to a region of innovation and is ready for success!