Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Impact Hub have already successfully collaborated on a number of projects around the world in recent years and now we are taking our partnership further. With the support of Impact Hub, GIZ has for example designed a digital transformation center in Kigali, launched the GIZ Innovation Fund, and implemented the #eSkills4GIRLS initiative.

Partnering with Impact Hub gives GIZ access to a diverse community of impact-driven entrepreneurs and innovators and takes GIZ’s innovation and digital agenda to the next level. We’ve created this website for you to learn more about this partnership and to make it easy for you to engage.

About Impact Hub

Impact Hub is a global network of entrepreneurial communities, places, and programs that inspire, connect and enable impact. Impact Hub supports thousands of impact-driven entrepreneurs and innovators in more than 50 countries worldwide by building supportive peer-to-peer communities, offering incubation and acceleration programmes, and providing coworking, meeting and event spaces.


Every local Impact Hub is initiated, developed, and run by a local team and thus is deeply rooted in the local market and community. Each takes a unique shape to reflect the local context whilst preserving the core Impact Hub DNA.


Currently, Impact Hub hosts more than 16,000 members who provide innovative products or services to more than 40 million people worldwide. Together with its partners, Impact Hub has successfully implemented dozens of local, regional and global incubation, acceleration, and scaling programmes that have benefited thousands of enterprises around the world.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to reach the team that is coordinating and supporting this partnership, just get in touch with

Christian Gmelin



Timo Mueller



Christian and Timo are the cooperation managers for the Impact Hub Network at GIZ. Both work at GIZ’s Sector Department, the department within GIZ that is responsible for planning and advising all GIZ projects worldwide. Within this department, they work in the Competence Center Digital Society that aims to leverage the potential of digitalisation in GIZ’s service delivery to achieve sustainable development objectives.


Next to their role as focal points for the Impact Hub Network, Christian and Timo implement a project on fostering collaborative innovation. In this project, they aim to develop new formats on how start-ups, including ventures from the Impact Hub environment can work together with the public sector, to develop innovative (digital) solutions with and for the public sector.