Research & Innovation
Bavaria is one of the most research-intensive locations in the world. The state holds a national and international position in terms of the expenditure on research and development, with annual investments totalling around 5 billion euros. Every fourth patent applied for in Germany originates in Bavaria. A total of around 100,000 people work as researchers and scientists in companies, universities and non-university research facilities in Bavaria.
Bavarian Nobel prize winners
6 Nobel prize winners for chemistry
4 Nobel prize winners for physics including Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (Würzburg university), 1901
3 Nobel prize winners for physiology/medicine including Konrad Lorenz (MPI behavioural psychology), 1973