Join Hamburg's innovation system

Are you looking for the right location to scale your business in Germany and Europe? Let’s have a look at why Hamburg’s flourishing business landscape might be just the right place for you.

Why Hamburg?

The second largest city in the world’s fourth largest economy, Hamburg, offers great infrastructure to promote innovative and future-oriented projects. Home to Europe’s third-largest seaport, a bustling airport, host to the ITS World Mobility Summit 2021 and situated at the intersection between Scandinavia and Central Europe the city of Hamburg is a driver of innovation - particularly in the areas of mobility and logistics.

Over the past years, the city has created a diverse, supportive environment for businesses of all kinds. In addition to established players, Hamburg is increasingly attracting startups and scaleups that want to build on the highly developed local infrastructure and networks. The city‘s business environment thus hosts companies from a wide variety of verticals, especially in the aforementioned fields.

Top reasons to choose Hamburg


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90% digitalised harbour - the smartPORT

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Center of the Northern German Hydrogen Alliance HY-5 with over 60 hydrogen projects

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Most attractive region in Germany for international investors according to fDi magazine

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Over 700 million passengers use Hamburg's public transportation network annually

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European Model Region for Urban Air Mobility since 2018

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Germany's smartest city in 2019, 2020 and 2021

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More than 20 universities as innovation drivers

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Home to the RealLabHH project to develop digital mobility

Why Germany?

Germany is one of the leading economic locations globally, attractive to businesses of all sizes. Located in the heart of Europe, it draws in not only local but also international companies with its modern infrastructure and highly qualified workforce and research. As the second largest exporter of goods in the world, Germany is known for its medium-sized companies, which form the backbone of its strong economy. The continuous immense increase in German patents and the first-class research environment are proof of Germany's innovative strength as a business location.

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