Berliners with a migration background especially inventive

05/29/2019 | Berliners with foreign roots are extremely innovative. According to a short report by IW, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, 16.1% of the inventors with a migration background who filed a patent in Germany in 2016 are active in Berlin, placing Brain City Berlin at the top position nationwide.

A total of 67,895 patents were registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office in 2016. 9.4% of them came from inventors with a migration background, according to a recent short report by IW, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, citing its internally produced study on migration and the innovative power of Germany (Koppel et. al., 2018).