Europe’s leading logistics hub, Hamburg, is also harbouring innovation and launching startups to global success. The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg is now looking out for exciting mature startups making mobility and logistics sustainable – applications to become part of their support network and benefit from personalised services close on July 31. Apply now!
Creating a sustainable future is currently one of the world’s most pressing concerns, and it’s being met with more and more challenges. There’s still a lot of uncertainty on how we create sustainability and what it looks like. It means that one of the biggest questions remains unanswered – how will people and goods move around sustainability without losing efficiency?
It’s a major challenge for the mobility and logistics sector, which whilst a major pollutant to our environment is also the bedrock of how European society operates and literally moves. Solutions from areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or green hydrogen are needed in these sectors, and startups have the power to lead the way. The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg wants to support startups driving change and fresh approaches to mobility and logistics, and are doing so from Europe’s logistics hub, Hamburg – an established test field for Intelligent Transport Systems and the ideal place to gain a foothold in Germany and Europe.
Scaling in Hamburg
Home to unicorns like About You, ‘soonicorns’ such as Deposit Solutions and more than 1500 startups, Hamburg is an established player in the Premier League of European startup locations. The Hanseatic City benefits from close proximity to numerous global market leaders and a beating logistics hub. As a leading international trading centre, Hamburg has become a testing ground for new technologies ranging from autonomous driving to the use of green hydrogen.
Hamburg also boasts an excellent track record when it comes to promoting diversity in its innovation ecosystem, with an above-average number of women founding businesses. It’s a forward-thinking hub of activity and an exciting place to scale businesses from.
In order to offer startups with impressive growth the chance to leverage all the city has to offer, the city of Hamburg has now created a new support program: The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg.
Applications to become part of the program are now open and will close on July 31st.
Michael Westhagemann, Hamburg’s Minister for Economics and Innovation: “The ongoing climate change implies a fundamental transformation for society. Many companies in Hamburg are working on solutions to ensure that the transportation of people and goods is more sustainable and efficient. The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg will make an important contribution to attract young companies with innovative solutions to the city.”
The Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg
The support program is aimed at helping young international companies scale their business out of Hamburg. It focuses on connecting dynamic businesses in the fields of sustainable mobility and logistics with key players and business partners in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and supplies them with systematic support on this venture.
Participating startups can benefit from a range of personalised benefits and services with a value of up to €50k!
Customized Landing Pad services for companies include:
- Business development
- Professional, top-tier matchmaking of scaleups and relevant business partners, project initiation, piloting and implementation support, and connections to potential customers and investors.
- A place to live and work in Hamburg
- A fully covered setup in Hamburg for up to 8 weeks with private accommodation and office facilities in Hamburg’s city centre.
- Location consulting
- Market and location advice, organizational consulting and administrative support for visa/work permission, insurance, taxes, and company foundation/registration.
- HR Services
- Consulting, scouting, and support in recruiting new employees for the expansion phase.
These incredible services are available to each participating startup from Hamburg Invest, utilising its curated network of external services providers.
What they’re looking for
Aiming to support the disruptive changemakers who are bringing a more sustainable future for Europe, participants need:
- To have been already established on the market for 3-10 years
- To have been experiencing a strong growth phase in the past 2 years
- To have ambitions for sizeable expansion in the near future
Want to apply?
Of course you do! So here’s how:
Interested innovators can submit their applications here – be sure to do so before July 31. All submissions will then be evaluated by a jury of experts.
Further application phases will follow until the end of 2022.