Innovation parks: hotspot for business, science & startups 

Innovations begin with ideas – your ideas! 

 Locations of the Hamburg Innovation Parks: A = Altona, B = Finkenwerder, C = Harburg, D = Bergedorf
Locations of the Hamburg Innovation Parks: A = Altona, B = Finkenwerder, C = Harburg, D = Bergedorf

Hamburg’s innovation parks offer your innovations all the freedom they deserve, providing you with ample space for your innovative projects as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure. 

To create and promote technology centres, the InnovationsAllianz Hamburg launched an initiative aimed at establishing a network of research and innovation parks (R&I parks) with different focal areas where possible. For the development of these local R&I parks, the Hamburg Senate is investing equally in four main locations: Altona, Bergedorf, Harburg and Finkenwerder.

All of these locations are home to renowned scientific anchor institutions and boast great potential as well as expandable infrastructures.

Taken together, these locations cover most of the identified research and development fields in Hamburg and may also be linked up with other locations, where possible.

The centrally located incubators and technology centres allow for exchange, collaboration and knowledge transfer between stakeholders from science and business. Local innovation guides further support networking and cooperation in the innovation parks. All this takes place in an investment-friendly climate and a political culture committed to innovation.

Publication of the Hamburg Innovation Parks

Innovation locations at a glance

ALTONA Innovation park

A life sciences ecosystem for research and development

Located in the immediate vicinity of DESY, a national research centre of the Helmholtz Association, the Altona Innovation Park is developing further into an international science park that integrates basic research, applied research, and the transfer into marketable products. Together with DESY, the University of Hamburg and other scientific institutions, the Bahrenfeld research campus has become one of the world’s leading locations in the field of structural research over recent years.

HARBURG Innovation park

Research and technology at a vibrant location

The innovation park in the vibrant location of Harburg is characterised by dynamic development and continuous growth in the field of research and technology, which is also thanks to a number of private investors. The location offers excellent conditions for the transfer of knowledge between businesses and universities, e.g. through TUTECH, the local technology transfer company. Overall, this location provides outstanding conditions for turning innovative ideas into marketable products.

BERGEDORF Innovation park

Energy campus with ample space for future development

The space at the Bergedorf Innovation Park is being developed with a long-term perspective and is available to companies seeking to set up business in Hamburg. Major players here include the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) with its Life Sciences Campus and Energy Campus, the Fraunhofer IAPT and the test stand of the Fraunhofer IWES, all of which serve as local anchor institutions.

FINKENWERDER Innovation park

Focus on aviation, with Airbus and TUHH on site

The Finkenwerder Innovation Park, which is now largely developed, has a strong focus on research and development in aviation, with Airbus serving as an anchor company, and includes two institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as well as number of institutes of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

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