Hamburg

Over the years, Hamburg has developed a strong digital entrepreneurship culture. This is demonstrated by the fact that many start-ups originally from Hamburg (e.g. Facelift and Xing) have become known worldwide and digital giants have chosen Hamburg as the location for their headquarters in Germany. 

Nevertheless, in order to truly transform Hamburg into the “Smart and Digital Community” as wished for, all stakeholders who have embarked on the digitalisation journey will need to learn to work together despite their diverging interests.

Hamburg

Since 2000, city leaders have consolidated the vision of what Hamburg should become: a “Smart and Digital Community”, or, as some call it, a futuristic Seatropolis. In 2015, they have launched Hamburg’s Digital City Strategy to create the modern Hamburg, With €3.7 million of investment in S&T and the creation of a Digital City Control Centre, they aim at enhancing digital engagement further.