Welcome to the heart of the European Union. Make your company part of Berlin and take advantage of what the single market has to offer.
Berlin's place at the heart of Europe, together with its excellent infrastructure and outstanding research landscape are what make the German capital and its environs such a perfect location. The roughly six million residents living in the greater metropolitan area guarantee a large pool of skilled employees and managers, along with a wide range of attractive commercial properties.
Benefits at a glance
Future Technologies from idea to innovative product
Berlin provides perfect conditions for innovation and growth.
Dr. Bernd Heinrichs, Managing Director IoT EMEAR & openBerlin IoT Innovation Center
»As a center of Innovation, Cisco open Berlin's main focus is on enabling innovation in manufacturing, transportation and logistics. It is a workplace for customers, partners, startups, universities and open communities. Berlin is globally attractive to young creative and highly educated people. It has a huge research community and a rapidly growing economic environment. Cisco came here to be close to world market leaders, learn from their ideas and develop products and solutions together. Berlin is the perfect place for us to connect this growing ecosystem and participate in making Berlin the major digital city of Europe.«
Claudia Andersen, Customer Service Manager
»In searching for a location for our 12th booking.com customer service center, Berlin beat out London and Amsterdam yet again owing to its linguistic diversity, international character and excellent transport links. This time it was a prime location at Potsdamer Platz. Currently we have employees from 54 countries working at two customer service centers. And all of them have one thing in common: they all speak English, our company’s lingua franca«
Jens Lapinski, Managing Director
»We appreciate very much how helpful Berlin Partner has been to our portfolio companies, in particular with regards to Visa and similar issues.«
Invest in Germany
As one of the most economically important EU member countries, Germany is among the most attractive locations in the Union, generating almost a quarter of Europe's GDP. With 81.2 million inhabitants, Germany is also the largest country in the EU and the largest economy in Europe. Research and development are a major focus of state funding, with each company treated equally, regardless of whether or not it’s German-run. more
Invest in Berlin - services for business and investors
Entrepreneurs and investors receive assistance in Berlin through extensive funding and financing programs. We cut through the red tape to offer investors quick assistance with relocation:
The business packages provided by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology are a unique service that allows you to “test drive” your new business location at a favorable price. We advise you in creating tailored concepts for subsidies, lend support with other economic development assistance and help you search for centrally-located real estate and qualified personnel.
Business Immigration Service (BIS)
The Business Immigration Service allows investors, companies and qualified employees an easy start in Berlin. We support both the initial applications for entrance and stay, including work permits and also the renewal of residence permits.
Business Immigration Service
Berlin, the capital of start-ups
A high standard of living at comparatively low cost, lively local communities and an international ambiance are just three good reasons why young entrepreneurs want to come to Berlin to turn their business ideas into realities. This is what has transformed the city in recent years into the fastest growing hub of entrepreneurial activity in Germany. The capital has a special attraction not only for entrepreneurs in the creative and technology sectors, but also for international investors and venture capitalists: in 2015 around three quarters of total venture capital invested in Germany went to Berlin, putting Berlin ahead of London once again. more