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

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Launch of EDIH in Hamburg.

We are ready to start! With our six partners (link), we have met in the iconic Hafencity of Hamburg to get the EDIH launched. With a great team spirit, we have laid the ground works to support local SMEs, mid caps & public service. organisations, in their challenges. In the upcoming months, we will gradually increase our service portfolio and  Read More »

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Communication Package

We are committed to communicate as transparent both our aims as well as the work that EDIH in Hamburg is doing.  As a first step we are publishing our communication package in the document attached, giving an overview of our deliverables as well as how we plan to address these. You can download the pdf below.  In case you have  Read More »

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Skills & Training: ARIC Insights

As a very recently published AI tool, chatGPT has sparked unprecedented public discussion. The chat bot has been developed by AI frontrunner OpenAI, and is supposed to solve almost every task – from writing essays in school, preparing workshop texts or develop algorithms.  In order to cater for the need of educating local SMEs, public organizations as well as mid-caps,  Read More »

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