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FOSTERING SCIENCE BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN & AROUND HAMBURG
HAMBURGS NEW GATEWAY TO 
THE WORLD OF SCIENCE

The "Startup Factory Hamburg" application is among the Top 15 Germany wide! Its a competition from the Ministry of Economics to build entrepreneurial organized, partly privately funded startup factories to exploit innovative technologies for their commercial potential in collaboration
with universities.

WE’RE GERMANY’S 
SECOND LARGEST CITY
VISION & MISSION

Our mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and the business world. By fostering spin-offs and supporting startups with groundbreaking technologies, we strive to develop sustainable solutions that positively impact both the environment and society.


At Startup Factory Hamburg, our vision is to create a leading innovation hub that seamlessly connects science and business. We aim to provide a platform where visionary ideas are born and transformed into market-ready products and services through entrepreneurial expertise. 

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FOCUS & SECTORS

We're kickstarting this initiative by focusing on spin-offs in "New Materials" and "Data Science & Artificial Intelligence." These dynamic and interconnected fields leverage the region's top-notch research capabilities to meet the urgent demands of Hamburg's economy. Join us at SFHH and be part of this exciting journey where innovation meets real-world impact!

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SCIENCE CITY

Hamburg-Bahrenfeld is being developed into "Science City," a unique urban science and innovation hub. This project brings together excellent research institutions, innovative companies, and a vibrant startup scene in a dynamic environment.

In Science City Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, state-of-the-art infrastructures and laboratories are being established, enabling scientists and entrepreneurs to collaborate closely and work on groundbreaking projects. The goal is to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial application, accelerating technological breakthroughs and fostering economic growth.

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150.000

Students & Scientists

50+

Universities & research institutions

€150B

Hamburg's gross domestic product in 2023

vISION
MILESTONES
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Milestones
OUR TEAM

As a team we already work in close collaboration
for about a year combining science/ academia and entrepreneurship.

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PROJECT LEAD

Sebastian Borek
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ACADEMIC AMBASSADOR

Prof. Dr. Christian Lüthje TUHH
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & COMMS

Jonas Wagner Hamburg Innovation
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Dr. Ulrike Lambardt
Senatskanzlei
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PILOT LEAD

Jan Henri Kalinowski
CHEFTREFF
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PROJECT OPERATIONS

Konrad Gruner
CHEFTREFF
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IP-TRANSFER

Dr. Bakr Fadl
UHH
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INCUBATOR

Dr. Dorothea Ringe
DESY
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RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSORS

Prof. Dr. Michel Clement
UHH
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STRATEGIC PROJECT SPARRING

Dr. Wolf Prieß
Joachim Herz Stiftung
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IP-TRANSFER

Tom Korn
Michael Otto Stiftung
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Team
OUR INITIAL PARTNERS

...from academia, industry partners, investors and the ecosystem

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Partners
SUPPORT FROM THE ECOSYSTEM
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"Investitionen in neue Unternehmen und in ein Gründer-Ökosystem auch in Deutschland zu tätigen, liegt der Familie Otto seit vielen Jahren am Herzen und ist Teil ihrer unternehmerischen DNA. Diesen Pfad würden wir als Otto Group gerne aktiv begleiten."

Sebastian Klauke, CDO Otto Group
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CONTACT

Danke für Ihre Nachricht!

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