Innovative locations for the industries of the future

Joint Hamburg stand with 26 exhibitors at MIPIM

Innovative locations for the industries of the future

At this year’s MIPIM, the core theme of the joint Hamburg stand will be FUTURE HAMBURG. A pioneering metropolitan region, Hamburg continues to expand its range of innovative locations. Characterised by close cooperation between industry and science, these locations are the breeding ground for innovative products, processes and technology. This creates new business opportunities for the real estate industry. The evolving Grasbrook quarter, for instance, is to provide impetus to knowledge- and technology-based value creation anchored in urban space. In the Bahrenfeld district, the Science City project is taking shape, and the district of Harburg is on its way to becoming a major innovation hub. Moreover, in an effort to create additional spaces for developing future innovations, a network of four innovation parks is being created in Hamburg. Dr Rolf Strittmatter, managing director of Hamburg Invest, explained: “To secure our position as a top business location in Europe, we need to ensure an attractive business environment and keep developing our infrastructure for young, technology-oriented companies in particular. Therefore, our focus is on innovative locations for the industries of the future.”
Between 10 and 13 March 2020, a total of 26 partners will be presenting their latest projects and innovative services at the joint Hamburg stand. On behalf of the Hamburg Senate, Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Hamburg’s Minister for Urban Development and Housing, will be on-site to present urban development projects from Hamburg, hold talks with investors and exchange views on urban development with representatives of other major European cities.

Innovative locations across Hamburg


This new quarter in the port will play a central role in Hamburg’s urban development in the coming decades. With prime waterfront locations, excellent transport links and ample spatial opportunities, Grasbrook will serve as a pioneering district in terms of developing Hamburg in a sustainable, economic and eco-friendly manner. Here, areas of innovation include urban infrastructure, mobility and digitisation as well as building development.

Science City Bahrenfeld

Science City 2040 is taking shape in the district of Bahrenfeld, which is already home to the DESY research and technology centre, parts of the University of Hamburg as well as other scientific institutions of world repute. Additional science departments of the University of Hamburg are scheduled to relocate to Bahrenfeld, and the Altona Innovation Park as well as several residential housing projects will add further momentum. Volkspark Altona, the largest of Hamburg’s municipal parks, is situated in the immediate vicinity of Science City, ensuring mutual benefits.

Harburg – hotspot for innovation

In recent years, the district of Harburg has developed into a magnet for tech companies. In the vicinity of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, about 200 technology-oriented companies have settled since 2015. The Hamburg Senate is now looking to provide even more commercial spaces for innovative companies. The most recent projects include the HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT (HIP), the expansion of the Hit-Technopark as well as the relocation of tech companies in the area around Schlachthofstrasse. Moreover, Hamburg Invest is currently in the process of identifying further municipal areas with development potential.


Located in the heart of Hamburg, the Hammerbrooklyn location is aimed at connecting urban communities, businesses from all industries as well as bright minds from around the globe – providing spaces for experimenting, learning, and developing innovations. With this project, Hamburg aims to harness the opportunities of digital change to actively shape the future of the city, the economy, and society.

Innovation parks

To create additional spaces for facilitating future innovations, a network of four innovation parks is currently being developed in Hamburg.

The following organisations will be present at this year’s joint Hamburg stand at MIPIM: Angermann Investment Advisory AG, APOprojekt GmbH, Becken Holding GmbH, Dr. Helmut Greve Bau- und Boden AG, Drees & Sommer GmbH, ECE Projektmanagement G.M.B.H. & Co. KG, EDGE Technologies GmbH, EUROPA-CENTER AG, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg Landesbetrieb Immobilienmanagement und Grundvermögen, gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Grossmann & Berger GmbH, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, Hamburg Invest, Hamburger Sparkasse AG, HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH, IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH , MOMENI Holding GmbH, Procom Invest GmbH & Co. KG, Quantum Immobilien AG, Rheinmetall Immobilien GmbH, Robert C. Spies Gewerbe und Investment GmbH & Co. KG, STRABAG Real Estate GmbH, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Germany GmbH, VITZTHUM Projektmanagement GmbH and Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH.