Altona Innovation Park
An ecosystem for research and development: located in the immediate vicinity to DESY, a national research centre of the Helmholtz Association, the Altona Research and Innovation Park is increasingly turning into an international science park that integrates basic research, applied research, and the transfer into marketable products.
In recent years, the Bahrenfeld research campus with DESY, the University of Hamburg and numerous other high-ranking scientific institutions such as the X-ray laser research facility XFEL has developed into one of the world's leading locations in the field of structural research.
With Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld, one of Hamburg's most ambitious future projects for the coming decades, this excellent development will continue in the future. It integrates science, research and teaching, business and modern urban development. In addition to DESY, more than 5,000 students of the University of Hamburg in the fields of chemistry, physics and biology will conduct research, work and live here in the future. Renowned institutes and excellent study and teaching conditions are envisaged, and the following will be created, among others around 2,500 new homes, cultural and sports facilities and social amenities.
Another elementary building block is the Altona Innovation Park. This is where science and industry work together directly. In close proximity to DESY and the University, start-ups are to work together with scientists on new technologies and drive innovations forward.
The first step will be an integrated technology and start-up centre of DESY with one location each on the DESY campus and in the innovation park Vorhornweg (DESY Innovation Factory I & II) as well as the tecHHub of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is also planned in the innovation park Vorhornweg. This is intended to create attractive opportunities for innovative companies and spin-offs from the focal sectors of the Innovation Park through a high proportion of laboratory space, flexible rental offers and direct embedding in the innovation ecosystem. In addition to the rental offers, plots of land are also available for leasehold in the Innovation Park.
As the responsible anchor institute, DESY will drive the content-related connection of the new buildings with the research campus and other institutes in Science City to create an ecosystem that combines research, teaching and innovation in a unique way.
In order to meet urgent needs for laboratory space even before the completion of Innovation Factory II and tecHub and to retain and maintain talented people. In addition, consideration is being given to the short-term implementation of a modular solution, the “tecHub Village.”
Concept - incubator (DESY Innovation Center) + technology centre + commercial premises
Anchor institutions - DESY (German Electron Synchrotron DESY), European X-FEL, Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort, University of Hamburg
Marketable area - 5.8 ha
Location - Vorhornweg | Luruper Hauptstrasse
Quarter/district - Lurup | Altona
Owner - Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; individual private owners
Technological focus - e.g. life sciences, laser and nanotechnology, new materials, analytics
Available for construction - in preparation
Available for marketing - now open for expression of interest
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