For a long time now the TZDO and the adjoining TechnologyParkDortmund have been widely recognized as prominent addresses for technology orientated businesses and startups. Over the years 300 companies employing more than 10.000 people have relocated here.
As one of the leading technology centers in Germany the TZDO functions as a magnet and a contact center for ground-breaking technologies. These range from information technology via bio-medicine and micro-systems technology to production and manufacturing techniques.
The TZDO has become an important initiator, pioneer and symbol of the structural change in the east of the Ruhrgebiet and is a marketing brand mark in North Rhine-Westphalia.