The Ulm Innovation Region

The Ulm Innovation Region is one of the most economically dynamic regions in Germany and the birthplace of many new companies. Here the locational advantages of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg unite. As the pivotal point on the motorway junction A7/A8, the Ulm Innovation Region lies in the south of Germany, well-placed for traffic on the development axis of Stuttgart - Munich. The Allgäu Airport in Memmingen is only 30 minutes away. The airports in Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Munich are also within reach. Train travellers can make use of the fast ICE and TGV train connections.

On the Baden-Württemberg side, the City of Ulm and the Alb-Donau district belong to the Ulm Innovation Region, and on the Bavarian side the City of Neu-Ulm and the administrative district of Neu-Ulm. Together with the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) of Ulm, these four regional administrative bodies are also the founding members of the "Verein zur Förderung der Innovationsregion Ulm – Spitze im Süden e.V." (Association for the promotion of the Ulm Innovation Region)

In total, the region comprises of 75 towns and communities with approx. 500,000 inhabitants.


The Executive Board is made up of founding members.
These include:

  • Gunter Czisch, Mayor of the City of Ulm(1st Chairman)
  • Gerold Noerenberg, Mayor of the City of Neu-Ulm(1st Deputy)
  • Heiner Scheffold, District Administrator Alb-Donau District (2nd Deputy)
  • Otto Sälzle, Managing Director of the IHK Ulm (General Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Thorsten Freudenberger, District Administrator for the administrative district of Neu-Ulm(further member of the Executive Board)

Status: 11/2018


The running of the business and the financing of projects is assured through the regional administrative bodies represented in the Executive Board and through material services from the IHK Ulm. Other members pay a minimum contribution of approximately 500 EUR per year.


Ulm Innovation Region
Olgastr. 101
D-89073 Ulm


tel: +49 (0) 731/173-191
fax: +49 (0) 731/173-291




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