Media, Information and Communication Technology

High-tech in Cottbus: mobile and wireless ...

... always connected to the urban centres.

As regards the core area of media, information and communication industries, the Federal State of Brandenburg is home to approximately 1,200 enterprises. The supporting service provision industry numbers about 1,700 individual businesses employing a total of approximately 17,000 people. In Cottbus, many small and medium-sized businesses in the information and communication industry have made a name for themselves. Here, innovative companies develop software and system solutions for all kinds of industries.
Ranging from media enterprises and service providers over publishing houses and advertising agencies to telecommunication providers and software developers, the whole spectrum is well-established in Cottbus. These enterprises benefit in particular from the site-specific advantages, that is, the easy access and the high degree of network coverage.
The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as indeed almost all other universities and institutions of higher education in Berlin-Brandenburg offer IT-related study courses.

Advantages for Investors

  • State-of-the-art communication infrastructure with glass fibre networks
  • Attractive cost structures, for instance, with regard to renting office premises
  • Excellent funding opportunities due to the highest funding rates in the whole of Europe
  • Unbureaucratic and free of charge settlement advisory service by the Cottbus business development agency (EGC)

Science, Research, Networks (selection)

  • Distinguished research partners such as, the Fraunhofer Anwendungszentrum für Logistiksystemplanung und Informationssysteme Cottbus (FhG-ALI - Application Centre for Logistics System Planning and Information Systems), the BTU Cottbus Institute of Computer Science, Information and Media Technology with more than ten chairs, and the Institute of Production and Process Information Technology (eV) at the Hochschule Lausitz (FH) University of Applied Sciences
  • Pooling of know-how in co-operation networks between research institutions and regional enterprises - "we make IT.berlinbrandenburg" initiative, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg,
  • Other Networks: SeSamBB - Security and Safety made in Berlin-Brandenburg, SIGNUM - Sicherheitswirtschaft und -forschung in Berlin-Brandenburg (Security Industry and Research in Berlin-Brandenburg), Kooperationsnetzwerk MOBKOM
  • BIKuM ICT and media industry transfer agency


  • Distinguished enterprises, for example, in the fields of hardware and software development, data collection and data transfer
  • Network of a total of approximately 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises in the region