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Founded in 2009, the Silicon Cape Initiative has grown to over 10,000 individual members, representing over 500 organizations with close ties with other professional bodies such as Wesgro, CITI and Global Entrepreneurship, the government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town.

Since its inception it has grown into a recognized organization that has access to, and represents, the interested of the tech and entrepreneurial communities in the province.

After years as a purely volunteer organization, Silicon Cape has evolved into an NPO with a full time operations team, supported by the Volunteer Board of Directors and Community Council. Its primary focus is supporting the development of high growth, high tech businesses in the Western Cape to kick-start meaningful economic growth, build new industries and create jobs.

Silicon Valley Initiative, represented by Chairperson Dr. Sumarie Roodt (right) and Hamburg@work Association represented by CEO Uwe Jens Neumann (2nd from right), declared their commitment to foster bilateral cluster cooperation by promoting knowledge and business cooperation in the innovative field of information technologies between Silicon Cape and Hamburg@work.

The signing ceremony for the agreement was scheduled to take place on 9 May 2018, during the 829th Hamburg Port Anniversary held in Hamburg, Germany.

The ceremony was witnessed by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille (center) and Senator Frank Horsch, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (2nd from left).


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media:net berlinbrandenburg is one of the largest and most successful regional networks of the media and digital industry in Germany, and a long-standing partner of Hamburg@work. media:net forms the interface between business and politics – for businesses and the Berlin-Brandenburg location.

Connecting Business. Sharing knowledge. Networking the future: media:net berlinbrandenburg provides a creative platform for a large number of businesses.


Corporate members of Hamburg@work receive a 50% discount on annual membership of media:net berlinbrandenburg and vice-versa.

GABA  is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. GABA is dedicated to encouraging German-American business and trade.

Our programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues, with specific industry programs focused on life science, semiconductors, venture capital, and legal corporate governance, among others.

To build on Hamburg’s role as a leading logistics center in Northern Europe, the Ministry of Economic and Labor Affairs and Hamburg’s business community have launched the Hamburg Logistics Initiative

The objective is to link up business, science and research, raise the profile of Hamburg as a logistics hub in collaboration with growth initiatives in the metropolitan region, and accomplish a comprehensive innovation transfer to support businesses. The initiative’s spokesperson is Prof. Dr. Peer Witten, Supervisory Board member of the Otto Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA).

The participants in Hamburg Aviation form an effective alliance spanning the worlds of business, science and politics. They come together to launch initiatives and projects, for example in the field of research and on assuring the long-term availability of skilled labor.

Their aims: to connect the businesses, organizations and institutions of Hamburg Aviation, promote the development of skilled workers, advance the transfer of knowledge and improve the economic environment. But there is also the desire to identify and close specific gaps in process chains, generate innovations and unlock new areas of competence.

Hamburg Aviation WoMen is the first – and was for a long time the only – specialized working group of the Aviation Cluster. It was set up by Prof. Dr. Monika Bessenrodt-Weberpals, Board Member and Vice-President of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and has evolved over time. Hamburg Aviation WoMen and the Women’s Club of Hamburg@work collaborate closely.

The Digital Economy Schleswig-Holstein (DiWiSH) cluster management is the network for all small and mid-cap businesses in the IT, media and design industry from the region between the North Sea and the Baltic.Organizationally part of the Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein (WTSH), since 2006 it has embodied the successful public-private partnership between DiWiSH e.V. and WTSH. The DiWiSH cluster is partly financed under the State Program for Business

The DiWiSH cluster management and the DiWiSH e.V. support their members with the aim of continuing to promote and advance the IT, media and design industry in Schleswig-Holstein, and to further the economic objectives of businesses.

bremen digitalmedia is the interest group for media and information technology businesses of the State of Bremen. We have been supporting businesses in the location, representing their interests, and connecting, partnering and promoting them since 1997!

The NPO bremen digitalmedia has been focusing especially on training and advancement in the field of IT and media since 2009 to support e.g. the further development of the DSI (Dual Studies in Informatics) and the creation of the DMI (Dual Masters in Informatics program) at universities in Bremen.

Digital City Düsseldorf connects the new industries of the information and telecommunications industry with classic sectors. Over 270 businesses from the Düsseldorf region have come together through the network in recent years.

The aims include expanding Düsseldorf into a leading European multimedia metropolis, maintaining an ongoing dialogue to share experience and information, launching projects and initiatives, and expanding the business network.

IT-Initiative MV is the industry association of the IT industry of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is notable not just for its varied and attractive scenery, but also for the innovative businesses that operate in the growing field of information technology.

Advancing and supporting the IT industry both within and beyond the state has been a particular priority for IT-Initiative e.V. and its members since its establishment in 2005.