Urban Tech Republic


Emerging on the site of the former airport Tegel is an industrial and research park for urban technologies: “Berlin TXL – the Urban Tech Republic”. Berlin is reclaiming a piece of the city and creating space for industry, business, and science.

The innovation park aims to keep this 21st century booming metropolis going. This will be the place where urban technologies are researched, developed, produced, tested, and exported. This will be the place where science and research meet industry and businesses, and where start-ups meet investors. And they are all working together on the solutions for the cities of tomorrow.

The curated site will contain six urban tech core themes:

  • net-zero energy systems and efficient use of energy
  • environmentally friendly transportation
  • clean water
  • recycling
  • use of new materials for applications such as sustainable construction
  • networked control of systems

In the immediate vicinity of the Urban Tech Republic a smart residential neighbourhood – Schumacher Quartier – will be developed with more than 5,000 homes for more than 10,000 people. The total area of Berlin TXL covers a total surface area of 5 km2 (1,236 acres) – which is about five percent of the Cité de Paris. Our curated innovation park views itself as a community offering advantageous opportunities for collaboration at every corner. The Urban Tech Republic has a democratic ambition: encourage and empower those with the ideas to change our cities for the better.

Pia Sophie Laube

Community Development

Email: info@berlintxl.de 

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