A bridge to science in Hamburg

Hamburg Innovation (HI) is a knowledge transfer company, primarily responsible for protecting and commercialising intellectual property developed at Hamburg’s higher education institutions to ensure its use for economic and social benefit.

Hamburg Innovation (HI) is a state-owned enterprise dedicated to knowledge and technology transfer on behalf of Hamburg’s public and private universities. HI operates at the intersection of universities, businesses and the public sector. It is charged with actively and profitably fostering networks to realise commercial and academic potential, and with creating sustainable value for academia, policy-makers, the economy and society.

HI opens doors to universities as well as to technology players within the public-sector and private-sector, and thus to current research results, know-how and technologies with future potential.

Its interdisciplinary and cross-institutional nature enables HI to create targeted thematic clusters so it can fulfil an overarching role.

Hamburg Innovation’s remit

Our knowldge transfer services in Hamburg

  • Promoting cooperation between business and research in association with all Hamburg higher education institutions
  • Linking science and technology with politics and government
  • Managing R&D projects and contract research
  • Commercialising R&D results
  • Providing technological business consultancy
  • Delivering programme and project management services
  • Advising on funding (national, European, and international)
  • Advising and supporting technology and technical service-based companies and start-ups
  • Participating in innovative venture creation as a company incubator
  • Managing clusters
  • Providing marketing and communication services
  • Offering competence development and training in new technology fields