Innovation parks: hotspots for business, science and 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. They provide you with enough space for your innovative projects together with an outstanding infrastructure. 

To create and promote technology centres, the InnovationsAllianz Hamburg has 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 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 topics in Hamburg, or at least could be reasonably linked/connected to other locations.

The centrally located incubators and technology centres ensure neighbourly exchanges, links and transfers between science and business. Local innovation guides also support the networks and cooperation in the parks. All this takes place in an investment-friendly climate and a political culture committed to innovation.

To the publication about Hamburg’s innovation parks (German only)

Innovation locations at a glance

Innovation park ALTONA

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.

innovation park HARBURG

Research and technology combined in 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, such as through the local technology transfer company TUTECH. Overall, this location provides outstanding conditions for turning innovative ideas into marketable products.

innovation park BERGEDORF

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.

innovation park Finkenwerder

Aviation in focus with Airbus and TUHH

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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