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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.

Start-up Ecosystem

Where ideas and innovations are born

The future belongs to innovative and dynamic start-ups that strive to change the status quo with a combination of game changing ideas and cutting edge technology. To support these future leaders we created a motivating, supportive start-up ecosystem built on a wide range of opportunities for creativity, implementation, networking, and business development.

  • The Hessian start-up 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 start-ups and stakeholders in Hessen. The TechQuartier in Frankfurt serves as contact point for Tech start-ups in the Greater Frankfurt 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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HESSEN & FRANKFURT Start-Up Ecosystem, A supportive network for your success

HESSEN & FRANKFURT Start-Up Ecosystem, A supportive network for your success

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Dr. David Eckensberger

Dr. David Eckensberger

Head of Department International Affairs


International Affairs

+49 611 95017 8326

Jonas Winkler

Jonas Winkler

Director Location Marketing & Investor Services


International Affairs

+49 611 95017 8641

Andreas Damrau

Andreas Damrau

Director Investor Services | RCEP Area


International Affairs

+49 611 95017 8346