Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

09. March 2016

Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

Abendliches Panorama, das für sich selbst spricht: Kräne über dem Technologiepark Adlershof. Bild: © WISTA

The Berlin Adlershof Science City is one of the most successful high-technology sites in Germany and Berlin’s largest media site. It is home to 1,013 companies and scientific institutions (Jan 2016) on an area of 4.2 km² - embedded in an integrated urban planning concept. 15,996 people work and 6,524 study here.

The Science and Technology Park is at the heart of the Adlershof Science City. It encompasses 510 companies and ten non-university research institutes. They focus on:

  • Photonics and Optics,
  • Renewable Energies and Photovoltaics,
  • Microsystems and Materials,
  • IT and Media,
  • Biotechnology and Environment,
  • Analytics.

Adding to this are six scientific institutes of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Chemistry, Geography, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology). The Media City is home to 140 companies. In the immediate vicinity of science, technology, and media, a landscaped park and 380 private houses have been developed on an area of 66 ha. Large additional areas enable the Science and Technology Park to grow in the future. The near future years will see the completion of 1,400 housing units (“Living on Campus”) for about 2,500 people in the immediate vicinity to the Humboldt-University campus.


Facts and Figures (as of 31/12/2015)

Area: 4.2 km² (1,038 acres)
Employees: 15,996
Companies: 1,013
Scientific Institutions: 16


Science and Technology Park

Companies: 510
Employees: 6,134
New arrivals: 60 companies
Total revenues: 766 million EUR (excluding subsidies)

Non-university research institutions
Number: 10
Employees: 1,680

Core funding: 134 million EUR
Third party funding: 49 million EUR

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Number of institutes: 6 (Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Psychology)
Employees: 1,055
Students: 6,524

Core funding: 49 million EUR
Third party funding: 31 million EUR


Media City

Companies: 140
Employees 1,977 (including freelancers)
Revenues: 209.1 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Commercial businesses and services

Companies and facilities: 363
Employees: 5,150
Revenues and budgets: 638.5 million EUR (excluding subsidies)



Dr. Peter Strunk
Executive Manager Public Relations
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 6392-2225
Fax: +49 30 6392-2236