About Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg

The Scaleup Landing Pad launches in summer 2022 to support young growing businesses from the fields of mobility and logistics in their expansion to Germany and Europe out of Hamburg.


Scaleups are offered individually selectable incentives that have been curated to match their expansion needs. All these incentives and services will be available on our Landing Pad menu for your choosing and will be provided free of charge. The selected incentives will be rolled out individually to each participating scaleup. Professional service providers from Hamburg’s innovation ecosystem, as well as Hamburg’s economic promotion agency Hamburg Invest and their networks will provide valuable one-on-one guidance to all participating scaleups.

The Landing Pad aims to successfully integrate each scaleup into Hamburg’s innovation ecosystem. Thus, special care has been taken to provide you with specific support in business-matching and pilot project initiation by our service providers. Save time and money on your step into Germany and Europe by landing in Hamburg.

Finding innovative solutions to shape the future of mobility and logistics

In a globalised world we increasingly encounter challenges towards achieving a sustainable future. One of the most pressing questions remains unanswered: How will people and goods move around sustainably without losing efficiency? This major challenge is especially relevant in the sectors of mobility and logistics, where innovative answers are needed to expand and facilitate sustainable opportunities. These answers can also be found in corresponding fields such as AI, blockchain, green hydrogen and many more.

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Mobility Transition

The mobility of tomorrow is facing many challenges today, which range from efficiency and climate-friendliness to individualisation. With a population of approx. 2 million and a strong combination of ship, air and land transport, Germany’s smartest city Hamburg boasts ideal conditions to develop solutions for the mobility transition.

The city is actively pushing ahead to develop the future of sustainable urban mobility and places special emphasis on the key areas of automated and networked driving, traffic data management, intelligent infrastructure and parking, as well as MaaS. With more than 150 projects spread out all over the city, Hamburg is a laboratory of intelligent transport and logistics solutions.

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Digital Transformation

The digital transformation, enabled by technologies such as AI, blockchain and quantum computing, offers a wide range of possibilities for a more sustainable future. The need for smart algorithms and data management is especially prevalent in the mobility and logistics sector. Companies are searching for solutions to make tasks and processes more efficient, to manage supply chains more sustainably and to operate the ever-growing amount of digital data.

Hamburg is one of the leading German cities in these fields. Home to more than 20 universities as innovation drivers, the city is cooperating with German AI institutes and promotes the establishment of various hubs for AI, blockchain and quantum computing expertise across the metropolitan region.

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Green Energy

The city of Hamburg is one of Europe’s most relevant trade and traffic hubs. In order to decarbonise industries and establish environment-friendly solutions, the city relies on green energy and is in a constant state of transition. The prerequisites are already in place, as Northern Germany holds enormous potential for renewable energy production.

With the ultimate goal of a self-sustaining green hydrogen economy, Hamburg is encouraging the implementation of innovative solutions in all sectors, with a notable number of new projects initiated in mobility and logistics.

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About Hamburg Invest

The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg is conducted by Hamburg Invest on behalf of Hamburg’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation. Their aim is to foster innovation and future-oriented projects in Hamburg’s ever growing dynamic environment and to make the city’s strengths and advantages visible to international scaleups. Hamburg Invest is the one-stop agency for relocation and investment in Hamburg as well as the main partner of Hamburg’s business sector on all topics relating to business development. As well as offering a wide range of services for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, Hamburg Invest is in charge of marketing the city’s commercial and industrial spaces – from land development and advertising to targeting clients and allocating properties. In addition, Hamburg Invest serves as the main port of call for technology- and knowledge-based startup and scaleup businesses.

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