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Company Landscape

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Hessen combines economic strength, innovative potential and internationality with traditional industrial locations.

Internationally operating corporations, versatile medium-sized companies, craft enterprises and start-up businesses offer flexible growth options for realizing any business idea. The job market in Hessen ensures first-class prospects for companies due to its high level of qualification. Investors easily find highly motivated and well-trained employees.

Did you know...

that 99.6 percent of Hessen companies are SMEs?

Small and medium-sized enterprisesare therefore of great importance for local employment, training, innovation and economic performance.

Startup Ecosystem

Where ideas and innovations are born

Startups are the key to economic dynamism: young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas. The future will primarily be shaped by technological, fast growing startups that are developing new business models. This provides for a motivating and supportive "startup ecosystem" in Hessen that offers a wide range of opportunities for creativity, implementation, networking and business development.

  • The Hessian startup ecosystem has the highest growth in Germany with an increase of 3.3 percent annually
  • 7.7 startups per 1,000 inhabitants (German average: 6.6)
  • 45 cluster and network initiatives with almost 3,800 members
  • The StartHub Hessen (website only available in German) serves as a central contact point for startups and stakeholders in Hessen. The TechQuartier in Frankfurt serves as contact point for Tech startups in the Greater Frankfurt area.
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Startuprad.io

Startuprad.io is a startup podcast and YouTube blog that brings you news, interviews, and live events from the German startup scene in English. Profit from in-depth insights into the minds of the movers and shakers of our startup scene. Startuprad.io is especially aiming for people many don’t know yet and also focuses on the local startup scene in the greater Rhine-Main Area.

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Knowledge Transfer

About 3,800 companies are involved in around 45 cluster and network initiatives, and the number is increasing. This is the foundation for growth and business development. Investors find a unique pool of expertise for knowledge transfer, continuing development and cooperation in Hessen.

Innovative companies and research institutes in numerous future-oriented sectors have organized themselves into clusters focused on promising new technologies. These regionally-focussed communications platforms support a common strategic goal and support the transfer of knowledge in high tech segments. Companies from numerous sectors are active in these clusters all along the supply chain.

The key factor for success is the participation of different technologies, competencies and areas of knowledge. Participation in a cluster has proven to be a key factor for business success.

Successful clusters exist in Hessen in various sectors. You can find more information on our portal of cluster networks (available only in German).

Hessen Cluster Map
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Publications

Learn more about our fast-growing start-up ecosystem

Start-up Ecosystem

Start-up Ecosystem

Publish date

18.06.2019

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Dr. David Eckensberger

Head of Department International Affairs

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Jonas Winkler

Director Location Marketing

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International Affairs

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Andreas Damrau

Director Investor Services RCEP Area

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