As a location for innovation, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region lives among other things from the ideas, stimuli and inventions emanating from its universities and research institutes. What is more, our shareholders and partners have strong connections not only with us but also between themselves. In this way, joint research consortia and all-embracing solutions for teaching, research and transfer, which can be groundbreaking, are created in Hamburg, a city dubbed the ‘gateway to the world’. In order to build long-term cooperation, we exploit the broad repertoire of knowledge and technology transfer in collaboration with Hamburg’s public universities. We see ourselves primarily as a communicative hub and catalyst, helping to connect our partners’ diverse research with enablers in business and society time and time again.