NRW is characterized by a nationwide unique value-added network of the mobile industry. Germany’s three largest mobile phone operators – Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica – are based in NRW. In addition, there is a strong TV, games and print sector, which is increasingly making its content available via mobile formats, as well as an efficient infrastructure of service-providers, developers and research institutions. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW backs innovative content for use on mobile phones and supports the young developer scene in NRW.

Facts and figures

  • Vodafone, Telekom, Huawei, Ericsson, Telefónica
  • among the Top 5 federal states with the most mobile Internet users
  • Düsseldorf a leading mobile phone hub in Europe
  • successful and diverse app developer scene
  • pioneer in location-based services and 5G
  • good conditions for young developers and start-ups

More information:

Mobile business in NRW
Funding of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: Digital Games and interactive content

Linda Kruse
Founder & Managing Director the Good Evil
We took the right decision a few years ago and founded the Good Evil in NRW! As a young company, we were really able to benefit from the productive and cooperative location. Gamescom makes the difference along with the mix of international and local as well as small and large developers.
Katharina Glowka
Managing Director Golden Orb
Living and working as a media professional in NRW not only provides us with a colourful and creative network as well as diverse funding opportunities, but also cosmopolitan and genial lifestyles - no matter whether it is in the Rhineland or the Ruhr region.
Mustafa Mussa
Managing Director bam! interactive
NRW is my media region par excellence: many creative developers and competent technology service providers for digital marketing. And affordable office space with the flair of the Rhine and Ruhr. The perfect location for the creation of our engaging ads. What more could you want?
Sebastian Rahmel
Managing Director encurio
Mobile apps have one advantage: everyone has an appropriate device and the network coverage in NRW is excellent. In addition, we have the perfect environment for recruiting the best employees. So, we focus on the development of apps in the areas of culture, education, gaming and sales.
Sandra Noa
Co-Founder LEVOOBA
From the outset, support was forthcoming from all sides for our idea of linking screen-free digital learning with movement - ranging from the ruhrHUB through EWG Essen to the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. We are so grateful for this!