At the beginning of the 20th century, Berlin was considered a prime example of the modern, networked city. As is still the case today, Berlin stood for innovation, a pioneering spirit, and entrepreneurship. Leading sectors of the city's industrial sector included electrical engineering. Berlin became known internationally as "Electropolis", as it was home to such companies as AEG and Siemens.
Now the focus is on uncovering the industrial heritage of the city. Researcher are working to uncover the connections between the history of technology, economics, and social history and their continued relevance to the present. For this purpose, we have put together events about or in places related to the city's industrial culture. The Berliner Zentrum Industriekultur (bzi) offers further insights.