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Berlin’s Zukunftsorte - Locations of the future in Berlin

There are 11 places in Berlin where the future is already happening today and where the innovative power of Berlin is made clear. The future is being born from the interplay of science and business.

Locations of the future (Zukunftsorte) are locations where network structures between science and business exist or are to be created. The actually practiced exchange and the cooperation of business, research and technology institutions promote the innovation and competitiveness of the regional economy. Future locations generate growth based on forward-looking products through value-adding networking of science and business. The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises promotes this merger, which is unique in Europe, through the joint office of the future locations in Berlin, among other things.

Starting with the think tank in the numerous scientific institutions in Berlin, through the support of start-up organizations and incubators, up to technology center, big-ups and established companies, you will find the right contact person here.

Berlin's Zukunftsorte at a glance

Berlin Adlershof is not only Germany‘s largest science and technology park. It is also one of the most successful of its kind. Adlershof has established a well-thought-out system of cooperation between research institutes and high technology companies. Science and business benefi t from their inspiring neighbourhood because this leads to innovative products, which in turn contribute to rapid economic growth. Adlershof attracts both start-ups and established companies. The site not only off ers them space for growth, but also active support from experienced park managers.

Researchers, physicians, entrepreneurs, patients – for all these Buch is the health location of Berlin. Here leading research institutes, biotech companies and hospitals make up an internationally renowned network of science and health care, and for over 100 years, physicians and researchers have been devoted to advancing health. Benefit from the development opportunities of an integrated location for research, business, and living. Get to know the quality of life in the close-to-nature district of Buch, its partners and the unique campus atmosphere.

Campus Charlottenburg is one of Europe’s biggest innercity university campuses, situated in the urban center of Berlin. The large number of universities, research institutes, business enterprises, cultural institutions and associations create a melting pot for interdisciplinary research and development. Start-ups find an ideal environment in the Charlottenburg Innovation Center (CHIC). Campus Charlottenburg was initiated by the Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin and the Berlin district Mayor of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

Berlin SÜDWEST has been a traditional research location for over 100 years. The “German Oxford” in Dahlem is now one of the four largest science locations in Germany. Many startups, especially in the fields of biotechnology and life science, have developed from the many renowned institutions, including Freie Universität Berlin, Charité, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the Zuse Institute. With the innovation center FUBIC, a campus is being created that offers start-ups and established companies a place for synergies and growth.

The site of the former airport Berlin-Tegel is to be transformed into a research and industry park for urban technologies: Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic. A hub for companies, universities and institutes to research, develop and produce collaboratively. Berlin TXL focuses on what keeps the growing cities of the 21st century alive: the efficient use of energy, sustainable building, eco-friendly mobility, recycling, networked control of systems, clean water and the use of new materials.

As Berlin’s largest industrial area, the CleanTech Business Park Berlin offers ideal parameters for manufacturing companies that specialise in sustainable and efficient technologies. The CleanTech Business Park Berlin presents any number of promising opportunities to exchange information on skills and expertise with others. This extensive city-center industrial park also off ers expanding companies plenty of room for growth.

The EUREF-Campus Berlin is an innovative location with plenty of space for inspiration and networking. Since 2008, the EUREF AG (European Energy Forum) has been developing the area around the Gasometer into a center for innovative and sustainable energy and mobility concepts.Here, more than 3,500 people at over 150 work for a climate-neutral, resource-saving, smart city of tomorrow - collaboratively, openly and jointly. The EUREF-Campus is already fulfi lling the Federal Government’s CO2 climate goals for 2050 – today. Currently, a second innovation campus of this kind is being created in Germany with the EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf.

Tempelhof Airport is Europe’s largest architectural monument, a symbol of engineering architecture and a mirror of world history. After extensive renovation work, the building is to be gradually developed into a place of the future and an urban district for art, culture and creative industries. It is already the location for unique events and the address for creative and innovative offers. In addition to the “CHECK IN” visitor center, further attractive offers for visitors will be created with the opening of the “TOWER THF” in the west end of the building and the history gallery on the roof of the building.

Siemensstadt Square: Freedom, tolerance and technological innovation on over 70 hectares. An open, diverse and technologically pioneering new neighborhood is being created on the historic site of Siemensstadt. The project is a long-term and future-oriented commitment to Berlin as a business location and aims to develop today‘s Siemens site in Spandau into a state-of-the-art and future-proof incubator by 2030. By combining cutting-edge technology with new working and living environments, the aim is to create an ecosystem that is open to everyone and worth living in, bringing together working, research, living and learning.

Germany’s oldest business incubator makes this place something special. The BIG innovation and start-up center is situated at the very heart of Berlin, on a former AEG complex. Today, more than 150 companies have settled around this center. Together, they make up the Technology-Park Berlin Humboldthain. This campus, right at the center of the city, has its sights firmly set on the technologies of the future.

The Berlin Schöneweide Business and Science District, situated along the banks of the River Spree, offers a creative environment which is highly valued by globally successful companies active at the intersection of technology, science and design. The HTW Berlin – Berlin’s largest university of applied sciences – constitutes an important nucleus for cooperation between science and business at this innovative and future-oriented locality. Whether for engineering sciences in the field of high-technology applications or for design studies in the cultural and creative sectors, Schöneweide offers a fertile and supportive environment for start-ups and established companies alike.

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Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
Mr. Hartmut Riemke 
+49 30 9013-8265

Berlin’s Zukunftsorte