HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT
General information about the project
The HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT (HIP) is a technology and innovation center in the vicinity of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Fraunhofer Society, connecting business and science. The main tenant is the TUHH with various institutes in accordance with the growth concept adopted by the Hamburg Senate. HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT specifically seeks out companies that match the respective research areas in order to achieve the greatest possible synergies. Thus, it also offers the best conditions for establishing an active start-up scene.
Privately initiated, financed and operated by the Hamburg-based company HC HAGEMANN, the innovation location offers space for research institutions and technology-oriented companies in the form of offices and coworking areas as well as laboratories and spaces for research, development and manufacturing. The project is being realized in Harburg’s inland harbor on an area of around 20,000 m² based on the master plan by architects MVRDV (Rotterdam).
The HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT is being built modularly and in several construction phases. The first building „HIP One“ with around 6,000 m² GFA was occupied in 2019 by tenants from business and science. The largest construction phase „HIP Two“ with 20,000 m² will be realized starting in 2021.
Statements on the HAMBURG INNOVATION PORT
Senator of the Ministry of Economics, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
»Hamburg Innovation Port is intended to provide space, laboratories and coworking spaces for startups, research institutions and technology-oriented companies here in Channel Hamburg – in the direct vicinity of the Technical University of Hamburg, the German Aerospace Center and the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services – and thus strengthen networking between business and science. I am very grateful to Arne Weber for his initiative.«
Second Mayor and Senator of the Ministry of Science, Research and Equality of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
»The future of a business location lies in research and innovation as well as good cooperation between science and industry. Harburg is home to many research institutions that stand for technological innovation. Hamburg Innovation Port will be an enrichment for Hamburg and the institutes and start-ups located here.«
Prof. Dr. Andreas Timm-Giel
President of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
»TUHH stands for the development of Hamburg as an innovative metropolis by developing new technologies as problem solvers for important societal issues such as green technologies, mobility and digitalization. In this context, TUHH will continue to develop and grow as a state-of-the-art technical university in the future – together with Hamburg Innovation Port, which combines technological innovation, start-up spirit and urban development.«
Dr. Rolf Strittmatter
Chairman of the Executive Board, Hamburg Invest
»In places where science and business meet, innovative products can emerge from good ideas. The spatial connection of institutes of the Technical University of Hamburg with innovative companies in the Hamburg Innovation Port creates ideal conditions for this. That’s why Hamburg Innovation Port is an important building block for strengthening knowledge-based value creation in Hamburg.«
Managing Partner, HC Hagemann
»Hamburg will develop into an innovation metropolis in Europe. And we are very motivated to make a contribution to this. Channel Hamburg started 25 years ago as Channel Harburg with the subtitle „future made in Hamburg“. In the spirit of this slogan, the location has stood for innovation ever since.«