The U Bremen Research Alliance is at home in Bremen and Bremerhaven. In relative terms, no other part of Germany boasts a greater density of research institutions than here. The Alliance adds momentum to this bundling of competences. Its members comprise the research University of Bremen and twelve non-university research institutes, highly renowned in their field. The distinguishing features of our Alliance include excellent infrastructures and creative competence in providing solutions. We bundle our strengths, working in flat hierarchies with short communication channels and nurturing an interdisciplinary culture that offers maximum freedom of scope.