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The Hamburg Innovation (HI) mission in a nutshell: to help new insights and technologies achieve a breakthrough. Through its partners from research, business and the public sector, Hamburg Innovation has direct access to almost all areas of technology and, via its innovation and funding consultancy, develops solutions that are pragmatic and meet compliance requirements by drawing on contract research, research collaboration or specialist networks, collaborative projects and cluster projects. As an experienced player in Hamburg’s start-up network, Hamburg Innovation supports startups from the brainstorming stage to the launch and early growth phase. Concrete support is provided with the preparation of business plans, market analyses and in the acquisition of funding, among other things. In its incubator in the Harburg Upriver Port innovation district, HI offers office and coworking space.

On behalf of the City of Hamburg and together with Hamburg’s universities and DESY, HI operates the platform as a central access point to online and offline services for knowledge and technology-based startups.

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Support Programmes

  • Incubators, Accelerators & Company Builder

    Calls for Transfer

    Whether it's a pioneering invention or a new commercial concept, C4T supports research projects at public universities with €30,000 over a period of 12 months.
    • Orientation Stage
    • Planning Stage
    • Founding Stage
    • Build-up Phase
    • Hybrid
    • funding
    • knowledge transfer
    • entrepreneurship
    • all
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General Contact


Hamburg Innovation
Harburger Schloßstraße 6-12
21079 Hamburg