The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) is an internationally leading cluster in the medical engineering sector. The area is home to highly specialized research facilities, global players and many upcoming companies. They cooperate closely with world-renowned health research facilities within the cluster to find solutions to the challenges of healthcare today and in the future. The Medical Valley Center Erlangen offers more than 5.000 sqm office and lab spaces to more than 35 startup-companies at the moment. Just how outstanding this cluster is was highlighted in January 2010 when it was named as a national Leading Edge Cluster by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).