Business in Hamburg

Being home to 1.7 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second-largest city of Germany and by far the largest in Northern Europe. The city is located at 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 maritime economy, logistics, IT and telecommunication, media and e-commerce.

Hamburg´s recipe for success is cluster policy:

The Logistics initiative Hamburg is a huge 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 person 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 Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland consist out of 5 German countries form the north. It promotes and strengthens the cooperation of the north German maritime sector. By giving the platform it enables the dialogue of the actors within each other and promotes interfaces with other sectors.

Hamburg Aviation works for the aviation sector in the metropolitan region Hamburg. This includes Airbus, Lufthansa Technic, the airport of Hamburg, and 300 other companies. Altogether they cover the whole life cycle of a plane: from development over production to recycling.

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

Creativity always has had a home in Hamburg. Thus, it was just a matter of time until this cluster was created. It supports creativity at all different levels. It offers 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 the sector, this is one of the key businesses in Hamburg. The cluster furtherly strengthens the sector by providing a wide network and sustainable cooperation structures.

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

Indian Companies in Hamburg

Besides Hamburg´s cultural and leisure opportunities it´s the city´s business opportunities that attract people. More than 350 events per year on Hamburg´s fairground appeal to business people from all over the world. Among others Indian companies realize the city´s potential and launch subsidiaries with good reasons. The most famous representative of Indian companies is Tata Consultancy Services Deutschland GmbH. In total about 35 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.

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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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