Business in Hamburg

Being home to 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and by far the largest in Northern Europe. The city is located in the centre of Europe’s traffic and trading routes. Due to various innovative city development projects - such as HafenCity, "Sprung über die Elbe" and Elbphilharmonie orchestra building - and on account of continuous support and development of the science and research sector, Hamburg is granted a status of being a dynamic and strategically advantageous business region. Among the most important business sectors rank logistics, IT and telecommunication, the maritime sector, media and e-commerce.

Hamburg´s recipe for success is cluster policy:

The Logistics Initiative Hamburg is a network of economy, science and research for the logistic sector. The cluster enables a quick exchange of information as well as extensive public relations for the field. The cluster is directed by a board of trustees of high ranked economic and political persons inter alia the Staatsrat for economy and work.

Life Science Nord is one of the leading life science networks in Europe. Around 500 actors from industry and research are part of the cluster, which focuses on biotechnology, pharma and medical technology.

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany consists of companies from five North German federal states. It promotes and strengthens the cooperation of the North German maritime sector. By providing a platform for respective enterprises, it enables the dialogue of the actors within the industry and promotes interfaces with other sectors.

Hamburg Aviation includes the aviation industry in the metropolitan region of Hamburg. It includes Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg Airport, and 300 other companies. Altogether, they cover the whole life cycle of a plane from its development over production to recycling.

The cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg unites economy, science and politics into a strong network that supports Hamburg as one of the number one locations in the field of renewable energies. The cluster was founded in 2011 and counts nearly 200 members.

Creativity has always had a home in Hamburg. Thus, it was just a matter of time until this cluster was created. It supports creativity at all levels. Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft provides information and service, training and financial support, as well as networks and premises.

This cluster strengthens Hamburg’s growing healthcare industry. With around 6,100 companies and every seventh employee working in this sector, healthcare is one of the key businesses in Hamburg. Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg further strengthens the sector by providing a wide network and sustainable cooperation structures.

The nextMedia.Hamburg is the innovative motor of Hamburg's digital and media economy. It aims at promoting the upcoming change in the media sector towards digitalization to enable new forms of use and application, new formats of content display and new markets. The cluster supports the digital transformation process in Hamburg's leading media sector.

Dedicated to food, the initiative foodactive e.V. is the central contact for the food sector, maintaining contacts to the industry and experts as well as in the political field. The association is Hamburg's official network dedicated to nourishment.

Indian Companies in Hamburg

Besides Hamburg´s cultural and leisure opportunities, it is the city´s business environment that attracts people from outside. More than 350 events per year on Hamburg´s fairground appeal to business representatives from all over the world. Among others, Indian companies realize the city´s potential and launch subsidiaries with good reason. The most famous representative of Indian companies is Tata Consultancy Services Deutschland GmbH. In total, about 40 Indian companies settled in Hamburg.

About 250.000 people from all over the world chose to live and work at the rivers Alster and Elbe in the metropolitan area of Hamburg. Coming from 185 different nations, they are supported by more than 100 consular representations. India is represented by a Consulate General as well.

How may we support you?

The Hamburg Representation Mumbai supports you in establishing and intensifying your business in Hamburg. On account of our broad knowledge and widespread network, we offer individual consulting regarding market entry and further business activities.
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