Ilmenau mit Blick nach Norden zum Industriepark Vogelherd, zu den Gewerbegebieten Auf dem Steine, Am Eichicht und Werner-von-Siemens-Straße sowie zur TU Ilmenau
© Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau

Location / Position

For the location Ilmenau speak in particular

  • the very good transport connections in the middle of Germany
  • very well trained specialists from the Technische Universität Ilmenau, vocational schools and other educational institutions in the region
  • short distances in the city
  • the diversity of educational institutions
  • diverse leisure and cultural activities

Funding & investing

Thuringia, with 30.4% of all start-ups, has a greater economic substance (so-called business start-ups in the business advertisement statistics) and ranks 2nd among the German states and 8.1% above the national average.

Within Thuringia, the Ilm district is always among the TOP 5 in the intensity of start-ups in technology-oriented services, high or cutting-edge technology.

(Source: Start-up and entrepreneur report Thuringia 2019)