Hamburg, one of Europe’s most livable and economically strongest cities, is growing like most metropolitan areas around the world. This growth is challenging, because political, ecological and geographical tasks are bundled into the assignment to using existing space in a new way alongside ensuring sustainability, quality of life and economic growth. This is why Hamburg turns it’s Smart City approach into reality by establishing smart technologies and implementing numerous interdisciplinary pilot projects. These tangible steps in the fields of energy, mobility, logistics, governance, society and science benefit not just the city’s innovative and sustainable development but social progress as well.
Two studies on the extent of digitalization in Germany have put Hamburg in first place, according to the publications in October 2020. Bitkom’s Smart City Index put Hamburg in top position with a score of 79.2 out of 100 points for mobility and society. The city had prevailed over 80 German cities for the second consecutive year to retain the title. Another “Smart City Ranking” by Haselhorst Associates hailed Hamburg as the most advanced of 400 cities in terms of everyday digitalization and in reference to digital infrastructure and strategy.
Hamburg has a bustling seaport and a history of maritime commerce going back centuries. Examples of this vintage in business include it being the seat of the oldest stock exchange in Germany as well as the world’s oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Global players include Otto Group, Beiersdorf and Montblanc. Hamburg has always been an enterprising city and continues this tradition with a thriving tech smart-up ecosystem.
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