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The second-largest city in the world's fourth-largest economy, a leading port location, the seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the birthplace of Nivea and Montblanc, an Airbus production site, and a city on the water with a high quality of life: Hamburg is all of this and so much more.

Hamburg Invest supports research-based, innovative companies with comprehensive industry services and support, facilitating e.g. networking across business, science and administration. Our industry services provide comprehensive advice for both existing companies and those interested in relocating to Hamburg. Get in touch with us and benefit from our customised services.

Research & innovation

In Hamburg, excellent research translates into innovation. With its renowned universities, prestigious research institutes and state-of-the-art technology, Hamburg is a dynamic hub of science and progress that drives innovation across various fields and sectors. A traditional commercial hub, Hamburg has also evolved as a centre of knowledge, which is reflected in the excellence status of the University of Hamburg, which, together with Hamburg research partners such as DESY, stands for cutting-edge research.

Branchenservice Industrie:  Hamburg profitiert von den vielen Wasserwegen

Centre of industry

Hamburg's industry sector is closely linked to the maritime economy, starting with the import and processing of raw materials. Companies such as Aurubis, Montblanc and Steinway pianos are setting global standards. Airbus and others are leaders in the aviation industry, while NXP Semiconductors dominate the semiconductor manufacturing market. Mechanical engineering companies such as Dolmar and Jungheinrich are also highly prominent. The port of Hamburg is Germany's largest transhipment centre for various goods, making Hamburg the centre of the food industry.

Branchenservice New Work & New Services: Fünf Menschen bei einem Meeting mit Laptops an einem langen Tisch

New Work & New Services

As an innovative city, Hamburg embraces the concept of New Work. With inspiring coworking spaces, promising startups and a strong culture of flexibility and collaboration, Hamburg is a driving force for the future of work. Creative ideas are born and realised here, strengthening the economy and attracting talent from around the globe. Hamburg promotes New Work approaches and is thus shaping the future of work.
The New Services sector in Hamburg is particularly strong in the areas of financial technology (fintech) services and property technology (proptech) services.

Latest news on innovation, industry and New Work

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Energy Transition

Hamburg advancing energy transition with district heating from waste

Waste recycling plant in Hamburg-Billbrook goes into operation - milestone for sustainability

Dynamic developments in Hamburg's media landscape

SERIES (8): Hamburg's industries: Interface between content and technology gaining importance

Many millennials struggling with work-life balance, Xing survey finds

Xing publishes "Millennials Report 2024" - one in seven respondents bemoans excessive workload
Außenalster und Alsterwiese in Hamburg

Hamburg Copenhagen Startup Forum to present latest green-tech ideas

Stakeholders in German-Danish start-up scenes to meet in Copenhagen in September
Im Cross Innovation Lab wird an der unternehmerischen Innovationskultur gearbeitet

Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft’s workshops to focus on innovation culture

Open call - apply now for training sessions in May and June 2024

Start-ups selling sustainable packaging in supermarkets

Goldeimer's toilet paper made from 50 per cent environment-friendly "wild plastic"
Creative Businesses

New funding round for content ideas in Hamburg

NextMedia.Hamburg now accepting applications for Media Lift Incubator until May 5

Hamburg publishes 3D model of city

Digital model contains over 380,000 buildings - milestone towards digital twin for Hamburg
Hamburg Metropolitan Region

foodactive shaping future of food

SERIES (6): Novel food, AI or robotics - Hamburg's food network brings stakeholders together

Get in touch with us


Nina Alswede

Key Account Manager
Research & Innovation
+49 40 / 227019 - 35


Georg Seeck

Key Account Manager
Industry / Neighbourhood Manager Billbrook, Rothenburgsort
+49 40 / 227019 - 75


Robert Bojdecki

Key Account Manager
New Work & New Services
+49 40 / 227019 - 17

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