In a unique move to make use of the vast area vacated by Tegel Airport (TXL), Berlin is creating an industrial and research park dedicated to urban technologies called “The Urban Tech Republic”.
This innovation hub, situated 15 minutes from the city centre, aims to focus on several tech core themes, from efficient net-zero energy systems, environmentally friendly transportation, clean water, recycling, use of sustainable materials in construction to networked systems control.
The park will offer space for research, development, testing and production and where science can work hand-in-hand with business to find perfect solutions for the future.
Companies dedicated to future technologies – in sectors such as energy, mobility, water, recycling, materials and ICT – can expect to find surroundings conducive to their business models at the park, including immediate access to curated scientific institutions, testing and lab spaces, all of which are embedded in a unique space for urban technology innovation.
Technologies will be researched and developed right next door to a brand-new residential district named Schumacher Quartier featuring 5,000 homes accommodating as many as 10,000 people.
The area occupied by The Urban Tech Republic is considerable. Its equivalent to five percent of metropolitan Paris providing sufficient space for large, medium and small entities. In addition, ca. 2,500 students will attend the renowned Beuth University of Applied Sciences, which has already committed to occupy the former terminal building.Click below to share this article