The innovation region Ulm

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High economic dynamism

The Ulm innovation region is one of the most economically dynamic and start-up regions in Germany. The advantages of Bavaria and Baden Württemberg are combined here. As the “linchpin” at the A7 / A8 motorway junction, the Ulm innovation region in southern Germany is conveniently located on the Stuttgart – Munich development axis. Memmingerberg Airport can be reached in 30 minutes. The airports in Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Munich are also within easy reach. Rail travelers use the fast ICE and TGV connections.

In Baden-Württemberg, the city of Ulm and the Alb-Donau district belong to the innovation region, on the Bavarian side the city of Neu-Ulm and the district of Neu-Ulm. Together with the Ulm Chamber of Industry and Commerce, these four regional bodies are also the founding members of the Association for the Promotion of the Innovation Region Ulm – Spitze im Süd e.V.

The region comprises a total of 75 cities and municipalities with around 500,000 inhabitants.

The board

  • The board is made up of the founding members.
    It includes:
  • Heiner Scheffold
    District Administrator Alb-Donau-Kreis (1st chairman)
  • Thorsten Freudenberger
    District Administrator Neu-Ulm  (1st deputy)
  • Gunter Czisch
    Mayor of Ulm (2nd deputy)
  • Katrin Albsteiger 
    Mayor of the city of Neu-Ulm (additional board member)
  • Petra Engstler-Karrasch
    Managing Director IHK Ulm (Secretary, Treasurer)

as of February 2023

The funding

The business operations and the financing of the projects are ensured by the local authorities represented on the board and by in-kind contributions from the Ulm Chamber of Commerce. The remaining members pay a minimum fee of around 500 euros per year.

Innovationsregion Ulm

Innovationsregion Ulm e.V.
Olgastraße 95-101
89073 Ulm

Tel. +49 (0)731 173-121
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