A dynamic economic region stretching from the busy Berlin environs to the south of the city and right up to the municipalities around Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) – this is the Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg. Its excellent infrastructure, first-class business locations, innovative technology centers and motivated skilled workforce make it an ideal company location. Be it global corporations, medium-sized companies or startups – the company landscape of the Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg is just as diverse as the industries represented here.
The Airport Region Team is a cooperation of the two business development agencies, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB) and is focused on economically strengthening the region around Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). With headquarters directly at BER Airport, we are the first point of contact for companies interested in opening new branches or offices in the region.
Our close cooperation with the respective industry experts of each economic development agency means that we can support you with all your questions regarding company expansions and settlements.
"The region around BER airport is developing into one of the outstanding business locations in the German capital region." Dr. Steffen Kammradt (Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg, CEO)
"We are already registering concrete settlement projects that can be traced back to the international airport. This knock-on effect will only increase because the Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg is extremely attractive for investors." Dr. Stefan Franzke (Berlin Partner, CEO)
The German communications satellite Heinrich Hertz has been successfully launched into space. On board: the NEXT onboard processor from IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH, based in the Adlershof Technology and Science Park. With its IQ spacecom division, the company develops high-performance radio communication solutions that enable flexible and highly efficient broadband data communication for small satellites.
The mission now launched marks the first time IQ spacecom's technology has been used in geostationary orbit (36,000 km from Earth). The Heinrich Hertz satellite will spend 15 years in space testing new technologies for satellite-based communications in space. By incorporating an on-board processing unit, the satellite can handle a very large amount of data streams, opening up a wide range of possibilities for various experiments. For example, it will serve as a relay for LEO satellite constellations and provide 5G/6G mobile communications.
The mission, which is being carried out by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and with significant participation by the German Federal Ministry of Defense, represents a significant milestone in the further development of German and European satellite capabilities.
The capital region is one of Germany's top hub for aviation technology. Engine development and manufacturing, lightweight aircraft construction, aircraft maintenance and repair are the core competencies of the companies based here, which include global players such as Rolls Royce Deutschland, MTU Maintenance and Lufthansa.
The region is not only the cradle of German aviation, but also a location with a future, providing innovative impetus through the development and deployment of unmanned aerial systems, the production of small satellites and the New Space sector.
For more information on the economic development of growth industries in the region and on economic and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions, please contact:
Source: News Release "Successful launch of the Heinrich Hertz communications satellite", Wista Management GmbH, News "Adlershof Science at Work", July 06, 2023.
Our brand alliance partners, experienced and long-standing players in the Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg, gave us short interviews in which they explained their views on the region's development potential and its locational advantages. They also gave us an insight into their future projects and plans.