Twelve Hubs, One Digital Ecosystem

We are the Digital Hub Initiative, creating partnerships by connecting SMEs and corporations with the newest innovators from the science and start-up scene. This is digitization, made in Germany.

Twelve digital Hubs provide a strong network that stimulates innovation by promoting the exchange of expertise in technology and business.

BerlinIoT & FinTechOpen Hub
Dresden/LeipzigSmart Systems & Smart InfrastructureOpen Hub
DortmundLogisticsOpen Hub
Frankfurt/DarmstadtFinTech & CybersecurityOpen Hub
HamburgLogisticsOpen Hub
KarlsruheArtificial IntelligenceOpen Hub
CologneInsurTechOpen Hub
Nürnberg/ErlangenDigital HealthOpen Hub
Mannheim/LudwigshafenDigital Chemistry & Digital HealthOpen Hub
MunichMobility & InsurTechOpen Hub
StuttgartFuture IndustriesOpen Hub
PotsdamMediaTechOpen Hub

You want to stay up to date with the latest developments? Here's what's new.

At our Hubs, groundbreaking collaborations between start-ups and companies are forged.

Wandelbots and VW connected through the Smart Systems Hub Dresden and started their collaboration in 2018 with a project dedicated to human-robot cooperation. To date, Wandelbots has raised more than 30 million euros in funding and is now also working with Microsoft and Siemens.

Located at the MediaTech Hub Potsdam, Volucap is the first and only volumetric studio on the European mainland. In the studio, the 3D scanning of objects and even actors is made possible, with highly realistic results. This technology paves the way for virtual reality productions such as films or games, but can also be used in the healthcare and automotive industries. Volucap was founded in cooperation with Potsdam-based companies such as UFA and Fraunhofer HHI. © Stefan Kny

BOTfriends is a start-up based at the Digital Hub Nuremberg/Erlangen. It took part in the Zollhof Tech Incubator and graced the stage at our Pitch Night in 2020. Today, it is working with leading brands like Porsche and Bosch.

The Digital Hub Mobility launched a project called "Umparken" (reparking) with minds from the business, science and start-up scenes as well as the city of Munich. The experiment gave eight households the chance to temporarily trade their private cars for a mobility budget of 300 euros. Three households gave up their cars at the end of the test phase. The project's insights proved extremely useful for driving digital infrastructure.

Nect is an InsurTech Hub Munich Accelerator alumnus and part of the InsurTech Hub Cologne. The start-up provides AI technology for video identification. During their participation in the Accelerator Program of the InsurTech Hub Munich, they generated a lot of interest without even having a finished product yet. Nect now has over 25 business customers, including ADAC, R+V Versicherung and Telekom.

We provide you with the right network - whoever you are.
Tell us who you are. We'll tell you what we can offer you.
Tell us who you are.
We'll tell you what we can offer you.
We provide digital services for finding start-ups, experts, programs and jobs.
Are you looking for a start-up in the logistics field?
With AI experience?
Looking for incubators?
Or co-working spaces?
In Hamburg?
Are you looking for a mentor for your start-up?
That speaks English?
You have experience in finance?
And are looking to work in a start-up?
Our network offers a variety of events - including digital events.
13.10. - 16.06.2024 LinkWebsite
Expand North Star 2024
18.06.2024 LinkWebsite
WAC StartUp Night
20.06.2024 LinkWebsite
Growth Alliance Networking Summit (GANS)
All Events

Blog & Podcast

Check out our blog to learn more about the Digital Hub Initiative, our hubs, and the trends in digital ecosystems. And for those who prefer to listen, we have a podcast, featuring many interesting interviews.