Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

16. March 2017

Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

Kräne über dem Technologiepark Adlershof

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 1,041 companies and scientific institutions (Dec 2016) on an area of 4.2 km² - embedded in an integrated urban planning concept. 16,778 people work and 6,700 study here.

The Science and Technology Park is at the heart of the Adlershof Science City. It encompasses 512 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.

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 147 companies. In the immediate vicinity of science, technology, and media, a landscaped park and 360 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 31/12/2016

Area: 4.2 km² (1,038 acres)
Employees: 16,778
Companies: 1,041
Scientific Institutions: 16


Science and Technology Park

Companies: 512
Employees: 6,462
New arrivals: 45 companies
Total revenues: 840.7 million EUR (excluding subsidies)

Non-university research institutions
Number: 10
Employees: 1,732

Core funding: 138.2 million EUR
Third party funding: 48.9 million EUR

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Number of institutes: 6 (Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Psychology)
Employees: 1,045
Students: 6,700

Core funding: 49 million EUR
Third party funding: 31.2 million EUR


Media City

Companies: 147
Employees 2,253 (including freelancers)
Revenues: 224.4 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Commercial businesses and services

Companies and facilities: 382
Employees: 5,286
Revenues and budgets: 691.7 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