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.
As the second largest city in the world's fourth largest economy and Europe's designated #1 Large City of the Future, Hamburg offers unparalleled infrastructure and resources for promoting innovation. As Germany's mobility and logistics hub, centre of the northern German hydrogen ecosystem and home to Europe's largest inner-city development project, Hamburg is a hub for cutting-edge advancements - and particularly well-suited to scale GreenTech solutions.
In recent years, Hamburg has fostered a diverse and supportive environment for businesses of all types. In addition to established industry giants, the city is increasingly attracting startups and scaleups eager to leverage the highly developed local infrastructure and networks.
Top reasons to choose Hamburg
90% digitalised harbour - the smartPORT
Center of the Northern German Hydrogen Alliance HY-5 with over 60 hydrogen projects
#1 European Large City of the Future according to fDi magazine
Over 700 million passengers use Hamburg's public transportation network annually
European Model Region for Urban Air Mobility since 2018
Germany's smartest city in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
More than 20 universities as innovation drivers
Home to the RealLabHH project to develop digital mobility
Germany is a global leader in economic innovation, attracting businesses of all sizes with its modern infrastructure, highly qualified workforce, and research capabilities. Located in the heart of Europe, Germany not only draws local companies but international ones as well. As the second largest exporter of goods in the world, Germany is renowned for its medium-sized companies, which serve as the backbone of its robust economy. The continuous and substantial increase in German patents and the top-notch research environment are a testament to Germany's innovative strength as a business location.