Future City Hamburg

Future Hamburg - innovations in Hamburg and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is an initiative that provides information on pioneering, innovative projects in the City of Hamburg and beyond. Exciting technologies and topical issues will inspire you, and perhaps you will find projects, people or places here that can help you and your business move forward.

Topics of the future

Hamburg is one of the most liveable cities in Europe and a magnet for companies, investors, startups and talent, making it the perfect place to put ideas into practice.

Cities play a crucial role in tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. Here in Hamburg, we like to address questions of the future with a view to making our approaches a model for other large cities to follow.

Science, research and business are closely interlinked in Hamburg in order to secure Hamburg's future viability in the long term.

Our focal themes

Artificial intelligence

AI expertise from business and science comes together in Hamburg. We are an AI centre and model region for AI startups. Find out what's going on in Hamburg in the field of artificial intelligence.

Green hydrogen

Trailblazing technologies and a sustainable economic concept for the energy transition: Hamburg is actively driving the development and use of green hydrogen forward. Discover the green transformation and projects here.

Drone technology

Hamburg is an EU model region for urban air mobility. This is where stakeholder from business, science, industry and the startup community get together with the aim of advancing drone technology.

Mobility & transport

On water, in the air, on land: Hamburg is a model city and laboratory for intelligent transport and logistics solutions. Discover how the future of mobility is evolving in the Smart City of Hamburg.

Port of the future

A city on the waterfront: Europe's smartPORT initiative is leading Hamburg into the future. Sustainable efficiency is one of the port of Hamburg's visions for the future.

Future Hamburg Award

Our award for pioneering startups from around the world attracts young enterprises to the region to make cities more liveable, while at the same time adding to the local economy and society. Get to know the 2023 winners here.

Innovations need talent and startups

Finding talent and jobs

Our talent services

We support companies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region find bright minds to work with - now and in the future.

Financing and networkING

Startups & founders

What's new in Hamburg's startup scene? Which events should founders make sure not to miss, and where can they get startup advice and funding?

Why the future is at home here

In Hamburg, we love researching and experimenting, and thanks to this, we've come up with a number of indispensable inventions such as as the chip card, the adhesive plaster and the satnav. And we continue to build on this tradition. As the second largest city in the world's fourth largest economy and one of the world's top business locations, Hamburg is a driver of innovation and an urban test laboratory for forward-looking projects.

As a particularly green city and featuring Germany's largest seaport, Hamburg is a logistics hub and the economic heart of Northern Europe. In future, we will be linked to our Scandinavian neighbours even more closely thanks to the Fehmarnbelt link. We - that's 5.4 million inhabitants in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

The latest news on all innovation topics

E-Bus der Hamburger Hochbahn
E-Mobility

Build of new e-bus depot starts in Hamburg

Hamburger Hochbahn's EUR 42.3 million electromobility site to be operational in 2026
Start-ups

Hamburg-based start-ups battling plastic

Biological plastic alternatives, circular economy and avoiding microplastics - founders coming up with all kinds of clever ideas
Hydrogen

EUR 250 million for hydrogen projects in Hamburg

German government and city investing in  "Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub" and  HH-WIN hydrogen network. Funding decisions handed over. 

Future Hamburg Talks

E-Bus der Hamburger Hochbahn
E-Mobility

Build of new e-bus depot starts in Hamburg

Hamburger Hochbahn's EUR 42.3 million electromobility site to be operational in 2026
Start-ups

Hamburg-based start-ups battling plastic

Biological plastic alternatives, circular economy and avoiding microplastics - founders coming up with all kinds of clever ideas
Tanzstadt Hamburg: Mann macht eleganten Ballett-Sprung
Culture

Hamburg to host Dance Triennial 2026

German government and city provide over EUR 1.5 million for new dance festival

Who is behind Future Hamburg?

Future Hamburg was launched by Hamburg Marketing GmbH and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hamburg Invest.

The aim is to create new connections through targeted, cross-border communication and to highlight the Hamburg Metropolitan Region's attractiveness in Germany and abroad, thereby adding value and quality of life in the City of Hamburg and beyond.

 

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about innovative projects in Hamburg, get to know our local network or apply for the Future Hamburg Award, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - we'd love to hear from you!

Your POINT OF Contact

Carmen Leichsenring

Project Manager Future Hamburg
+49 40 41 11 10 - 639

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