Siemens Healthineers opens $65 million education and development center in Germany

May 17, 2023
by Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief
After a three year construction period and an investment of about 60 million euros (about $65 million), Siemens Healthineers is opening its new Education & Development Center (EDC) in Erlangen, Germany.

The 118,000 square foot (11,000 square meter) space is spread over seven floors and includes 10 functional MR scanners, two angiography systems, and a photon-counting CT system. In addition, five large training rooms offer space for virtual courses with cameras and state-of-the-art transmission technology. In the training areas on the upper floors there are five electrical laboratories, a technical project room and four further training rooms.

The open-plan building currently offers space for 240 trainees and integrated degree program participants in Erlangen and nearby Forchheim. It also houses training courses for customers and in-house specialists on medical devices.

The EDC is an extension of an existing education and training center, (one of the company's three global training centers) and the central location for education in Germany with a focus on IT, electronics and business administration.

"We want to continue to be one of the most attractive employers in the region and in Germany," said Elisabeth Staudinger, member of the managing board of Siemens Healthineers, at the official opening. "Lifelong learning for our employees is our focus. That's why we invest in high-quality training opportunities in an appealing working environment that benefit customers and employees alike. Erlangen, and the region, is and will remain a global hotspot for innovative medical technology."

The building is located in the "Siemens Healthineers Quarter" in the north of Erlangen across from a factory for MR scanners.