Berlin Senate Departments within Institutions

Economy & Entrepreneurship

  • Which other contacts in the Berlin Senate Departments and industry networks could be useful for me?
    • We recommend the following institutions: 

      Berlin Partner is the perfect point of call for:

      • Companies not yet domiciled in Berlin who would like to relocate
      • Assistance to help select a prime location
      • Staff training and development etc.
      • Activities marketing Berlin as a business location,
      • Business based in Berlin seeking to expand abroad

      Justina Siegmund-Born
      P: +49 30 399 80 - 223
      F: +49 30 399 80 - 239

      The Investitionsbank Berlin offers advice regarding financial support in Berlin. An initial meeting can be arranged via its general advice hotline at +49 (0) 30 - 2125 4747. Preliminary information in English on financial services can be obtained at:

      The Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH secures bank loans for businesses with the creative industry and takes shares in small and medium-sized businesses. An overview of relevant contacts in Germany can be found at:

      The Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin) encourages the improvement of institutional and financial conditions for creative industries. In order to counterbalance the shortcomings of small and medium-sized businesses in relation to big corporate companies the Chamber of Industry and Commerce fosters links between industry sectors. Moreover, it provides assistance with newly founded as well as expanding businesses.

      Coordinator Creative Industries: Jürgen Scheppers
      P: +49 (0)30-31510-676
      F: +49 (0)30-31510-106

      Coordinator IT-economy, Corporate Security: Katrin Safarik
      P: +49 (0)30-31510-621
      F: +49 (0)30-31510-106

      The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH promotes the film industry and everything that it entails: i.e. development of content and project realisation as well as production, distribution and sales. It offers guidance to artists within film industry concerning financial issues and provides opportunities for further training – both in creative as well as business fields.

      Film funding: Christian Berg
      P: +49 (0) 331 / 743 87-23
      F: +49 (0) 331 / 743 87-99

      Location Marketing: Anastasia Ziegler
      P: +49 (0) 331/ 743 87-80
      F: +49 (0) 331/ 743 87-99

      The Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB) focuses on promoting diverse services - such as freedom of speech, opinion and information - within private TV and radio broadcasting as well as restricting access to frequencies in order to prevent a monopoly in the media. MABB’s work also stretches to financial support for people working in the media as well as projects furthering media skills and education.

      P: + 49 (0) 30 / 264967-0
      F: + 49 (0) 30 / 264967-90

      Berliner Beratungszentrum für Kulturförderung und Kreativwirtschaft
      Contact person: Melanie Seifart 

      Klosterstr. 68, 10179 Berlin
      P: + 49 (0)151 2646 - 72 85 is a central contact point for everyone who wants to set up a business in berlin. You will get practical support, advice and information for every phase of your business start-up. More information under: berlinbrandenburg e.V. 
      Network for media, information and communication industries, support of location marketing, platform to create synergies. 
      P: +49 (0)30-2125-3131 
      F:+49 (0)30-2125-3140

      Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission 
      Support for production companies and film makers who want to shoot in Berlin-Brandenburg by offering multiple services 
      P: + 49 (0) 331 - 7438730 

      Berlin Music Commission
      Promotion of the Berlin music industry, furthering international product and event marketing.

      Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin- Brandenburg e.V.
      Lobbying for publishing houses and book retailers, promotion of book and reading culture, industry information for members as well as the general public. 
      P: 0049 30 2639-180 
      F. 0049 30 2639-1818 

      clubcommission berlin e.V. 
      Lobbying for club owners, event promoters, DJs etc. in politics and economy, a contact for information and guidance on the event industry 
      P: +49 (0) 30 2757-6699 
      F. +49 (0) 30 3087-5411 

      Promoting the economic potential of Berlin’s design industry on both national and international basis 
      P: +49 (0)30 - 28092808 
      F. +49 (0)30 - 28094712

      - GAME Verband der deutschen Games-Branche. 
      Tel: 030 - 240 87 79 - 0
      Fax. 030 - 240 87 79 - 11

      Internationales Design Zentrum (IDZ)
      Information on design (design transfer) 
      P: +49 (0)30 - 28095 111 
      F: +49 (0)30 - 28095 112

      Kommunikationsverband, Club Berlin/Brandenburg
      Network for professionals in communication, professional and personal exchange of experiences, lobbying for the communication industry, contract guidance 
      P: +49 (0)30 / 23 09 15 - 0

      Label Commission 
      Network for Berlin music labels, exchange of experiences through joint presentations, work groups and listening sessions 
      P: + 49 (0)30- 303132872 

      Landesverband Berliner Galerien e.V. (LVBG) 
      Stabilisation and development of the location factor in art and the situation of galleries, promotion of networking activities in the cultural sphere 
      P: + 49 (0) 30/3101 97-14 
      F: + 49 (0) 30/3101 97-15

      The Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandeburg e.V. sponsors entrepreneurs setting up or establishing innovative business structures in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and supports them by providing risk capital. For more information please visit:

      The Berlin Technology Foundation offers advice in the field of innovation and technology and networks in order to combine applied science and economy, provides an opportunity for dialogue with the wealth of scientific institutions in the city and offers support for science-based, innovative individual projects. For more information please visit:

      The Hi-Tech Set-up Fund Management GmbH invests risk capital into young, high potential entrepreneurs in the field of technology. They make much-needed start-up funds available to technology-orientated businesses and provide the necessary supervision and support for the management. For more information please visit:

      The Seventh Support Programme (RP7) brings all EU initiatives related to research playing a central role in the encouragement of growth, competitiveness and employment together. The programme co-finances individual projects. For more information please visit:

      The Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology offers diverse sponsorship programmes. For more information please consult:

      The ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) is a further contact for the foundation of new businesses, development of innovative medium-sized businesses and for creating technology-oriented companies. The ZAB is the first point of call for all enquiries regarding sponsorship in the field of economy, innovation and foreign trade. It also provides advice on energy, technology transfer as well as cluster management. For more information please go to:

      MEDIA is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry. MEDIA co-finances training initiatives for audiovisual industry professionals, the development of production projects (feature films, television drama, documentaries, animation and new media). Further information:

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