Jena Wirtschaft

Starting a business in Jena – The start-up portal

The City of Light Jena is one of the most successful regions in Central Germany. With a long-standing tradition in optics and photonics, Jena is the cradle of the optical industry in Europe and stands for innovation and progress. Internationally oriented high-tech companies and first-class research facilities are based here along with well-established trades and wide range of businesses.

Entrepreneurs are important for Jena’s future development – no matter if you are an architect, dentist or an innovative start-up.

This website provides you with important information and interesting facts around starting your own business as well as relevant contacts to support your start into self-employment.


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