Jena Wirtschaftsförderung

Welcome to Jena: Digital Business from the capital of e-commerce

Jena’s recipe for success is as genius as it is simple: a longstanding tradition in the high-tech industry combined with a tight network between universities, the science community and the local industry. With these ideal conditions ideas and innovations abound.

Today, more than 3,500 employees work in about 100 of Jena’s enterprises on the digital transformation. They offer a wide range of expertise – from e-commerce technologies, mobile solutions and business process development to digital marketing. Other areas include intelligent and flexible design of production processes for industry 4.0, software development for medical technology and optoelectronics, bioinformatics as well as instruments for big-data-analysis. Dynamic growth and a strong brand characterise the innovative diversity of digital business from the city of light Jena.

Great quality of life and families come first

And, Jena has even more to offer: the city is a great place to live and work. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan, and the living conditions are very attractive with plenty of sports and leisure facilities, great cultural institutions and beautiful nature on your doorstep.

Jena is a young city - no surprise with more than 23,000 students at two universities and many families.

Family friendliness plays an important role in Jena. For many companies compatibility of work and every-day-life is obvious with flexible working hours, return-to-work programmes after parental leave, home-office-agreements or reimbursement of daycare fees.

Many newcomers are surprised about how much the city has to offer its youngsters: playgrounds and green spaces as well as a wide range of schooling and comprehensive care services.

As “little big city” Jena can enthuse culture lovers as well. Popular examples are the great open air festival KulturArena, Jena’s well-established Philharmonic Orchestra and the experimental theatre house Jena.

Jena is a great place to live and work. Welcome to Jena – Let’s get digital!