The digital heart of the Ruhr region beats in Dortmund. On a foundation of industrial tradition and outstanding scientific knowledge, companies and founders work on innovations for the logistics industry.


Digital.Hub Logistics Agency
Emil-Figge-Straße 76
44227 Dortmund

Matthias Parlings
Tel.: +49 (0) 231 974 3414


The former industrial city of Dortmund is undergoing a transformation into one of the most important science and technology locations in Germany. The locally based logistics industry in particular is making use of the opportunities created by the intelligent networking of industry, trade, and production. The Digital Hub Dortmund serves as a companion on this journey of digital transformation. It supports special digital teams within established companies that explore innovations outside of the company’s day-to-day business. New products and services are developed and tested in experimental spaces under realistic conditions. Founders, companies, and the scientific community work together from the idea to the scale-up. In this way, innovations are formed outside of the typical product development processes, yet still remain close to the company.


  • Focus: service and product development in logistics
  • Supporters: Efficiency Cluster Management GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST and duisport
  • Network: EfficiencyCluster LogistikRuhr, Digital in NRW - the competence center for medium-sized businesses, innovation laboratory hybrid services in logistics, Industrial Data Space Association, logistics and IT service center, startPort Ruhr and more than 900 companies in the logistics sector from the Ruhr region.