ICT/media/creative industries

Berlin-Brandenburg is among the most exciting locations for media professionals and creative minds. Together with the IT and telecommunications sector, the region is an ideal breeding ground for the development of new content and applications. The region’s media sector includes companies in film and television, games and Web 2.0, as well as communication and PR. The Film and Media City Potsdam-Babelsberg is an international household name. As political hub of Germany, Berlin is also the country’s news capital. All major broadcasters, news agencies and editing departments are represented here. The most important festivals and trade shows in the media, music and communications industries take place in Berlin-Brandenburg. Virtually all universities and institutes of higher learning in Berlin-Brandenburg offer media and IT-related programs. The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, the Fraunhofer institutes and the Konrad Zuse Center in Berlin lead the field in research and education.

Overview of ICT/media/creative industries

Industry focuses

IT security, games/interactive, mobile applications, geo information, cloud computing, Internet of Services, Web 2.0, Open IT, Internet of Things, "smart" cities and regions, media digitalisation and design
Number of companies~ 47,000*
Number of employees~ 300,000*
Key Players Axel Springer AG, Studio Babelsberg, NextiraOne GmbH,  Universal Music Deutschland, SAP Innovation Center, Viacom International Media Networks, Wooga, N24, UFA GmbH, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg rbb (a selection)
Regional networks/associations     media.net berlinbrandenburg e.V. , SIBB – ICT & Business Assocoiation Berlin Brandenburg, GEOkomm e.V., Silicon Sanssouci e.V. (a selection)
Important events Media Convention, Berlin Music Week, DMY,  Designtage Brandenburg, Berlin Fashion Week, Changing the Picture, BerlinWebWeek, ANIMAGO Award & Conference, Berlinale

* The data is taken from the Cluster Report ICT, Media and the Creative Industries for 2016.

You will find additional information on the ICT, Media and Creative Industries Cluster in Berlin-Brandenburg in the Berlin Business Location Center and on the Cluster homepage at Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation.