With her active cluster policy, the city of Hamburg has been supporting innovation, economic growth and employment in sustainable industrial sectors for many years. A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, universities, research and educational institutions in a particular field. The basis for the successful cluster policy is the open, trusting and close collaboration between the partners.
Technological progress, changes in the working world and an increasing international division of labour lead to a growing need for specialist staff in Germany. Therefore, personal and qualification has an important role in Hamburg’s cluster policy to guarantee the economic competiveness and innovation for all companies. The demand for specialist personal depends on many factors and can change quickly due to new challenge and industries. So, the city of Hamburg builds on adjustable and flexible structures as well as continuous dialogue between the different participants and partners.
Links to Hamburg’s Clusters:
Hamburg Aviation is the aviation industry cluster for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region – one of the world’s most important locations in the civil aviation industry. In total, more than 40,000 highly qualified specialist personnel here are working on the future of aviation.
Aiming to strengthen and expand Hamburg’s role as the leading logistics hub in Northern Europe, the State Ministry of Economic and Labour Affairs and Hamburg’s business community established Logistics Initiative Hamburg
The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany is a cluster management venture launched by the three Northern German states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein with the aim to strengthen the competitiveness of the maritime economy in Northern Germany more effectively than before by expanding existing networks and collaborations beyond state borders and through regional projects.
Germany has signed up to the energy revolution. In ten years, over 35 percent of German power production will already come from renewable sources such as wind, sun or biogas. Today, the Hamburg city region is already the centre of north German activities.
Collaboration across the region characterizes North Germany as a location for life sciences. Our motto is: Joining Forces for Success.
NextMedia.Hamburg is Hamburg’s location campaign for digital and media economy as well as consistent further development.
The Hamburg Kreativgesellschaft is a municipal institution founded to promote Hamburg’s creative industries. As a directly accessible contact and service facility, it is open to all creative stakeholders and enterprises in the hanseatic city. http://kreativgesellschaft.org/en/
In March 2009 the City of Hamburg and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce established a public-private partnership, the cluster agency Healthcare Hamburg. It should lead to more jobs and innovation plus higher quality medical care for the people in Hamburg.