European Digital
Innovation Hub Hamburg

Advancing the Metropolitan Hamburg in order to equip local SMEs, mid-caps & public sector administration for tomorrow's challenges

Our Partners

Advancing SMEs, mid-caps public sector administration in Metropolitan Hamburg

Welcome to the EDIH for Urban Interconnected Supply and Value Ecosystems, in short EDIH4UrbanSAVE, in Hamburg. We are proud to be part of the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) program, a program co-funded by the European Union aiming at building up digital competitiveness all over Europe.

We specifically aim at equipping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), mid-caps as well public sector administrations (PSO) in the Hamburg metropolitan area for tomorrow’s challenges. Requirements for critical infrastructure are changing as we speak, and new solutions must be evaluated and implemented – ranging from general digitalization topics, matters of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, distributed infrastructure, or high-performance computing.

Hamburg, globally renowned not only for being an important European logistics and business location as well as an award-winning “Smart City”, offers both, the competencies as well as the network, to address these challenges. Our group of 6 local partners, including academia, craft, industry hubs as well as technological organizations, offer a wide range of services to our target group – and thus strengthen the innovation ecosystem in a targeted & efficient manner.

Our offers have been specifically developed to be aligned economic & geographic conditions of metropolitan Hamburg, as well as with the Smart Specialization and Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS3).

Our Funding Partners

Innovation Ecosystem

Strengthen the local ecosystem, e.g . by enabling know how transfer between experts, promoting relevant services, developing technology use cases, scouting & matchmaking processes, as well as promoting joint projects – in short: Building up & supporting the overall local innovation community. Please see here for more details.


Test before Invest

Facilitating the pathway to technology, e.g. by developing checkups for technologies such as AI, RPA, Cloud, Big Data, IoT, Cyber Security or High Performance Computing, as well as organizing workshops or providing access to Tech Labs and rapid prototyping environments. Additionally supporting in building up skills in agile working methods. More information can be found here.

Skills & Training

Offering a wide range of formats regarding key technologies of digital transformation, with special focus on logistics, crafts and industry sectors: AI, HPC, Cloud, Big Data etc. These will be offered by all of our partners and will come in many shapes – see here for more details.

Support to Find Invest

Establishing access to finance for SME & public services from regional, federal & EU (public & private) sources – basically supporting SMEs in investment matchmaking and increasing investment readiness, as well as supporting companies in the creation of innovation / R&D project proposals. More information can be found here.

News and Events

MoU Latvia
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EDIH-Hamburg Cooperation with Latvia

In May 2024 EDIH Hamburg signed a MoU with Latvia during the German-Latvian Business Forum in Hamburg. Off to new horizons, we look forward to working together. Get in touch with EDIH Hamburg On May 8th, 2024, EDIH Hamburgsigned a Memorandum of Understanding with our partners in Latvia during the German-Latvian Business Forum bringing together Rigas Technical University, Riga Business  Read More »

Meeting in Lübeck
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EDIH Working Group Germany Meeting in Luebeck Germany

On April 9, 2024, the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) of Germany met at the Kaufmannschaft in Luebeck for a joint exchange. The sixteen EDIHs started the day with a warm welcome of the EDIH Schleswig-Holstein. EDIH coordinators from different fields gathered to share their experiences and knowledge.   Get in touch with EDIH Hamburg In a historic meeting room of  Read More »

estonian business delegation
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Business Delegation to Estonia

In April, 2024, Estonia was hosting a 50-person high-level business delegation led by Senator Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Minister for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Get in touch with EDIH Hamburg The visit aims to promote cooperation in the fields of transport, logistics, and technology. Estonian entrepreneurs and state representatives were meeting with leaders  Read More »

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