Press release

International scaleups wanted for Hamburg

1 March 2024
Scaleups from all over the world can apply to participate in the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg program until the end of March 2024

The Hamburg Invest business development agency has launched a new round of applications for the Scaleup Landing Pad targeting international green-tech scale-ups in the mobility, logistics, energy and construction sector who wish to set up shop in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Companies interested in relocating now have until the deadline of March 31, 2024, to apply for custom-made services.

"As Germany's hub of mobility and logistics, the centre of the north German hydrogen ecosystem and home to Europe's largest inner-city development project, Hamburg is better suited than any other place for scaling up green technologies," said Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of Hamburg Invest. The Scaleup Landing Pad makes it easier than ever for fledgling young companies to gain a foothold in Germany and Europe. The scheme is unique in Germany and will strengthen Hamburg's innovation ecosystem in the long term. One of the its mains aspects is the co-operation between scale-ups and established companies across the metropolitan region. Interested companies based in Hamburg can submit their innovation projects before the application procedure to find suitable partnerships.

Launched in 2022 on behalf of the Ministry of Economics and Innovation, the pad won the Startup Ecosystem Start Award last December with the Senate Chancellery's GovTecHH. "Progressive climate change means fundamental change for society.The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg makes an important contribution to attracting young companies with innovative solutions to the city," said Dr Melanie Leonard, Senator for Economics. To be eligible for the scheme, scale-ups must demonstrate business success in their home market, be in a strong growth phase and seek to establish themselves in Hamburg's ecosystem. Hamburg Invest is accepting applications until late March. Onboarding will start in May 2024.


Sources and further information

Scale Up Landing Pad Hamburg

The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg helps international growth companies to scale their business in Germany and Europe from Hamburg. It connects scalable GreenTech companies from the fields of mobility, logistics, energy, advanced materials and construction with key players in the Hamburg metropolitan region.

Trailer of last year's programme

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