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The Senate Chancellery's GovTecHH project is Hamburg's first point of contact for startups that wish to collaborate with the administration. ‘Government technology’ (short ‘gov tech’) is a cipher for digital technologies and innovative solutions with emphasis on the public sector. It  allows Hamburg to increase its cooperation with startups.


AI Hamburg
  • Sascha Soyk

    CEO GovRadar

    “GovTecHH was an important accelerator for us as a startup to build a resilient partnership with the Hamburg administration. Thanks to the Venture Client Unit, Hamburg now has an efficient solution for the automated creation of tender documents.”
    CEO GovRadar
    © GovRadar
  • Flora Geske

    CEO of SUMM AI GmbH

    “GovTecHH was the ideal "foot in the door" for us as a young tech startup to gain our first major client in the public sector. The quick referral to a user with real interest in our solution and the effective communication all around was particularly cool. That enabled our AI-based plain language tool to be deployed for in record time!”
    Flora Geske, CEO of SUMM AI GmbH
    © Summ AI GmbH

What GovTecHH has to offer


  • State Councilor Jan Pörksen

    Head of the Senate Chancellery

    “Startups frequently offer swift and efficient solutions, but ones that are still disregarded. We want to change that via the GovTecHH project.”
    State Councilor Jan Pörksen
    © Senatskanzlei / Daniel Reinhardt
  • Christian Pfromm

    Chief Digital Officer and Head of the Office for IT and Digitalization

    “Collaborating with young companies gives the public administration an opportunity to leverage potential and to accelerate digital and cultural change. GovTecHH strengthens this cooperation and benefits the digitalization of Hamburg's administration.”
    Christian Pfromm, Chief Digital Officer and Head of the Office for IT and Digitalization
    © Senatskanzlei / Claudia Hoehne
© Mediaserver Hamburg / Christian-Brandes
© Mediaserver Hamburg
Paulo Kalkhake, Project Manager GovTecHH
© Marie Sophie Bekker

Administration as a customer?

Startups and cooperation partners that require further information or have other queries should contact:

Paulo Kalkhake
Project Manager GovTecHH