OP Hamburg ERDF 2014-2020


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Programme description

Main objectives

The Operational ERDF Programme 2014-2020 of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg aims at the creation of a business environment that promotes innovation and sustainable economic growth while ensuring attractive jobs and contributing to an environmentally friendly development of the region.

The funding priorities will deliver a significant contribution to the implementation of the Europe 2020-Strategy for an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth. EU-funding will be targeted according to the unique strengths and development needs of the region. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has broadly involved a number of actors from the economy, research, education and civil society in the preparation of the operational programme.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on two main priorities:

1.) Strengthening of Research, Development and Innovation by

  • Improvement of research and innovation infrastructure
  • Promotion of investments of enterprises in research and innovation
  • Promotion of more effective networking and knowledge-transfer between economy and science
  • Improvement of the financing options for young innovative enterprises

2.) Promotion of measures to reduce CO2-Emmissions in enterprises, including measures to increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energies

Expected impacts

The expected impacts of the programme are inter alia:

  • Creation of new or improvement of existing research infrastructure
  • Creation of 56 new jobs in improved research institutions
  • Support to 84 existing research and innovation enterprises
  • Support to 21 enterprises cooperating with research and development centers and 4 clusters or research networks
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 85.700 tons per year
  • Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • Implementation of projects for the intelligent integration in the energy supply in 10 enterprises


  • Germany


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 55,472,740.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO4 - Low-carbon economy

Financial information

Total OP budget: 110,945,480.00 €

Total EU contribution: 55,472,740.00 €

CCI number: 2014DE16RFOP006