Das maritime Reallabor homePORT

Experimentation and testing under real conditions

Real laboratories transform theory into practice

With our Urban Tech Playgrounds, we support hardware-based product innovations from theory to practice. In our view, without a test space, there is a risk that innovative products and services for the port of the future will only be tested and developed abroad.

  • Space to try new things and experiment – under real conditions
  • Transferring ideas into real-life applications
  • Rethink business models and applications and try these ideas in practice
  • Designing the port of the future with hardware-based prototypes
  • Urban Tech Playgrounds

    Test areas to experiment with prototypes

    With our test areas, we offer maritime startups and established players the opportunity to book special areas within the port infrastructures for testing and developing product innovations or new services under real-life conditions. Maritime and logistics product innovations are rarely purely digital. With homePORT, we create a space for testing, experimenting and demonstrating hardware-based prototypes and products under development for players from business, science and startups.
    Additive manufacturing

    A maritime makerspace for prototypes and spare parts

    With the maritime Makerspace at homePORT, we aim to bring digital manufacturing based primarily on open source hardware to the port. Production and other machines as well as physical products can be printed according to freely available blueprints or redeveloped based on the redesign process. homePORT's makerspace will become part of the decentralized Hamburg-wide manufacturing infrastructure of the Fab Lab community, which consists of diverse open workshops. The equipment will range from simple screwdrivers to modern digital production machines.

    Learn more in a few months


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      Hamburg's open space for experimentation, collaboration and networking
      Do you have questions about the details of homePORT? Are you interested in a virtual tour or would you like to become a member? Whatever your request may be, write us a message and we will answer as soon as possible.
      Marius Eschen

      Product Lead homePORT & Head of New Business Development @ HPA

      Joelina Eppelmann

      Innovationconsultant homePORT @ HPA