Help with starting a business.

In the Ulm innovation region, people who want to start a business find support in a non-bureaucratic, uncomplicated and quick manner. It is not for nothing that it is one of the most active regions in Germany.

The region’s economic development agencies are available to guide you through the “founding jungle”. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ulm and Swabia and the Chamber of Crafts on both sides of the Danube offer a comprehensive start-up service. The founders’ association helps with spin-offs from the university and universities. The TFU – the region’s founder and technology center – sees itself as the “launch pad” for the company foundation.

All important contacts for those wishing to found a company in the information sheet “Establishing in the region”:

Network of regional founders

The network of regional founders is an initiative of the IHK Ulm. Startups can network with each other and with established companies and institutions on the portal of the startup region.

Strongly positioned in the Ulm innovation region.

The economy is strongly positioned in the innovation region of Ulm. A balanced mix of industries ensures crisis security. The high economic strength of the region can be seen in top positions in numerous studies and rankings. In many areas it is one of the leading regions in Germany.

International key players largely determine the core competencies of the innovation region, their technological competitiveness and their international orientation.

Global companies with a presence in the region

A small selection of companies that are present in the region:

    • Bosch – the world’s largest automotive supplier
    • Pfizer – largest global pharmaceutical company
    • ratiopharm – fourth largest global generics manufacturer
    • Liebherr – largest European construction machinery manufacturer
    • Heidelberger Druck – worldwide market leader for printing systems in sheetfed offset printing
    • EvoBus – largest global bus manufacturer
    • Magirus – the world’s largest manufacturer of turntable ladders

In addition to the large corporations, the medium-sized and largely family-run companies form the economic backbone of the region and make a significant contribution to employment, tax power and securing the location.