Finkenwerder Innovation Park: aviation in focus 

Innovation above the clouds 

The Finkenwerder Innovation Park focuses on advancing the aviation industry in Hamburg. At its core is the aerospace corporation Airbus together with the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL TechCenter). This is both an incubator and a technology centre. In addition, there is a partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the Finkenwerder Innovation Park. Facilitating research and development under one roof and along the aircraft value chain, the innovation park promotes networking and collaboration through the joint use of infrastructures and close geographical proximity.

ZAL has more than 26,000 square metres of halls as well as lab, office and research infrastructure available to research institutions, founders and established companies; a further extension of the building is already in the planning stage.

Besides the two newly established DLR institutes (one for maintenance and modification, and one for system architectures in aviation), the Hamburg-Finkenwerder Technology Centre (THF), the two Airbus Technology Parks (ATP 1 and ATP 2) and the Airbus BizLab provide an established infrastructure. Numerous other tenants from industry and science make use of the networking and collaboration opportunities available at the Finkenwerder Innovation Park, and thus the immediate surroundings have almost reached full capacity.

Innovation Park Finkenwerder:
Planning data

Concept: existing park, THF

Anchor institutions: Airbus, TUHH

Marketable area: marketing completed

Location: Hein-Sass-Stieg Hamburg

Quarter / district: Hamburg-Mitte | Finkenwerder

Owner: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Technological focus: aviation

Vacant rental space at the Finkenwerder Innovation Park 


Rental offer from the ZAL 

The ZAL TechCenter offers modern furnishings for civilian aeronautical research. 26,000 m² of halls, labs and offices provide space to work and collaborate with customers, suppliers and business partners. The office space can be rented in small units from approx. 50 m². Request a free rental offer.


Newbuild: Airbus Service Center 

A new service center will open in summer 2024 on a 1.4 hectare site directly at the entrance to the Airbus site. The project will create space for 350 workplaces and 120,000 visitors. In addition to the new Welcome Center for visitors and factory tours, the campus offers plenty of space for a wide range of aviation-related uses and everyday needs.


Office space in the Europa-Center 

Due to its efficient development, the EUROPA-CENTER AirDock is just as appealing for multiple tenants with smaller space requirements as it would be for a single major tenant. Due to its proximity to Airbus, office space in Finkenwerder is in great demand among the Group's suppliers.    

Institutions in the Finkenwerder Innovation Park 



Airbus SE is Europe’s biggest aerospace corporation and second biggest defence company. With a revenue of approx. €50 million, Airbus was the third largest aerospace company in the world in 2020.

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Hamburg University of Technology 

‘Technology for Humanity’ is the tagline of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), and that is how the university trains young people to be committed engineers with a focus on technology and sustainability. For this purpose, the research scientists work on basics and applications jointly with other colleagues and with business and industry

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Nina Alswede

Key Account Manager
Innovation Parks
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