Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

We create the right framework conditions for business so that Berlin companies can grow in the face of global competition. Our approximately 360 employees work every day to ensure that new companies choose Berlin as a business location. Securing and creating jobs is our top priority. Berlin's economy remains on course for growth. In doing so, the Senate Department is relying on the capital's strengths:

  • attractive commercial and industrial sites,
  • a large pool of qualified and motivated skilled workers
  • as well as an impressive creative diversity with a high quality of life.

Products, services

innovative & digital
The future is at home in Berlin: every seventh new job in Berlin is created in the digital economy. Berlin's industry is particularly innovative where production, research and digitalization merge. It is our goal to be a pioneer in digital infrastructure. We want Berlin to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation. Berlin startups are already important innovators in the fields of mobility, energy efficiency or the circular economy. Startups in the field of information and communications technology offer excellent conditions for Industry 4.0 in production-based value chains. The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises supports the transformation processes.

economically strong
Berlin is the start-up capital of Germany: In no other federal state do more people dare to take the step into self-employment. Contributing to this success are the state's wide range of support services, which are tailored to the individual needs of young companies, and the excellent location conditions.

We support Berlin's industries: from the development of effective support programs to the accompaniment of political committees, the management of clusters with the state of Brandenburg and the introduction of draft legislation.

energetic & electric
The Senate Department for Economics, Energy and public enterprises turns political decisions into reality. The ecological modernization of the economy is our priority.
Perspectives for the future

We are committed to:

  • the expansion of renewable energies and the environmental economy
  • Industry, technology development and innovation
  • Digitization and creative industries
  • business-oriented e-mobility
  • health economy
  • development cooperation and fair trade

The workshop "Crowdboost Digitalstrategie Berlin" at re:publica 2021 is conducted in cooperation with the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF).

The Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) is the center for digitization research in Berlin. Since its opening on April 3, 2017, scientists here have been conducting research in the core area of:

  • Digital infrastructures, methods and algorithms as well as in the innovation areas
  • Digital health
  • Digital Society
  • Digital industry and services.

The ECDF project is based on a large public-private partnership (PPP) of more than 30 companies and organizations, all four Berlin universities, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and more than ten research institutes from Berlin academia.

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