Sustainability is the key to shaping smart cities and a better future for populations all over the world. But being sustainable tomorrow implies tackling today’s challenges. This premise leads us to a pressing question: “how can people and goods move around sustainably without losing efficiency?” Innovation is needed – and innovation is what Germany’s smartest city, Hamburg, offers via the Landing Pad programme.
Launched last summer to help young international companies scale their business in Germany and Europe, the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg has helped 10 fast-growing scaleups secure support services and incentives worth up to 50,000€ to promote sustainability in the mobility and logistics sectors. These scaleups are now adapting their business models to the German market to foster innovative solutions in corresponding areas such as green hydrogen, blockchain, AI, autonomous transportation, and more.
The Landing Pad supports this goal with a menu of individually attributed incentives and services that match each scaleup’s needs. From business development to matchmaking actions with key business players or private accommodation and offices in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, 10 companies are receiving the support they need to grow across the European markets.
‘The challenges that we have for international expansion are meeting the right partners in the right market at the right time. And the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg is making all three of these possible by the introduction to the ecosystem for green hydrogen and enabling us to reach out to fitting stakeholders for our stage of expansion.’
Tulika Raj, CEO & Co-Founder, SunGreenH2, Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg participant 2022
Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg
The success of this year’s edition of the programme is also a result of the close interaction between all SCALE Cities, with the mission to address the challenges that arise from globalization.
Hamburg, home to sustainable transition and for scaling innovative businesses
To scale solutions within the mobility and logistics sectors, Hamburg is one of the leading business locations in Europe. The city boasts a 90% digitized harbor – Europe’s third largest seaport -, is strategically located at the intersection between Northern and Central Europe, offers established test fields for Intelligent Transport Systems and for the use of Green Hydrogen and it is also home to 20+ Universities that fuel this innovation potential even more.
You can make a difference with the help of Hamburg. And you, too, can grow by taking part in the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg. Stay tuned for information regarding the next round of admissions with the program’s newsletter and find out how exactly Hamburg can become your landing – and launching – pad.