Hamburg is a city located in the northern part of Germany. With 1.84 million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Germany and the seventh largest in the EU.  Over the years, Hamburg has developed a strong digital entrepreneurship culture, demonstrated by the success of many Hamburg-born start-ups that became worldwide digital giants (e.g. Facelift and Xing). 

Since 2000, city leaders have consolidated a vision to transform Hamburg into a laboratory of digital modernity. The “Digital City Strategy”, first presented in 2015 and updated in 2018, aims to improve the quality of life and economic attractiveness by adopting smart technologies and implementing numerous interdisciplinary pilot projects.

Hamburg aims to become a city of the future, starting with the implementation of digital traffic and mobility solutions and the digitalisation of its administration. 

Hamburg was a mentor city in the DCC.

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Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
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Lagos
Lagos
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Porto
Porto
Portugal
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Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
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Gava
Gava
Spain
  • Core
Gliwice
Gliwice
Poland
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Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
  • Core
Tripoli
Tripoli
Greece
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Alicante
Alicante
Spain
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Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
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Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
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Pori
Pori
Finland