Heilbronn2018-07-26T15:48:15+00:00

Heilbronn

Heilbronn

Heilbronn

Heilbronn is a city that stands for economic strength and innovation coupled with tradition. People here know that success doesn’t just land at your feet – but that you have to work for it. The industrial age began early in Heilbronn and today, the city and its population of 120,000 host a diverse range of industries and trades. Established companies such as LIDL, Bechtle, Audi and Knorr have all made Heilbronn their home – but they are by no means the only ones. Over the last few years, a cluster of medical technology companies has formed in Heilbronn – and numerous high-tech and cleantech firms have also been founded here.

A booming economy and education sector

The city is continually expanding its universities and academic institutions. Nearly 10,000 students are currently enrolled across six universities in Heilbronn. This year, the Heilbronn education campus (Bildungscampus Heilbronn) will accommodate a university branch of the renowned Technical University of Munich. And future Nobel Prize winners will experience science and technology up close and have the chance to conduct experiments at the experimenta science centre in Heilbronn’s city centre.

Modern infrastructure 

After the devastating destruction left in the wake of the Second World War, Heilbronn was rebuilt as a modern city. An innovative rail network (S-Bahn) links the city and its surrounding areas, with trains even travelling as far as Karlsruhe, a hub for IT. Meanwhile, the industrial area along the Neckar river is to be redesigned for the National Garden Show Heilbronn 2019 (BUGA).

Modern office buildings play host to innovative companies and start-ups at the Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen technology park, which is situated directly by the river. In the city, the Innovationsfabrik (innovation factory), a former machine factory building, offers affordable office space for entrepreneurs looking to get their start-ups off the ground. 

The Heilbronn model

Networking is more than just a buzzword in Heilbronn. Representatives of the city, companies, industries and investors work in close harmony. Together, they aim to support the development of the city. At ZFHN, we support the formation of local and international networks in order to offer innovative industries the best possible environment – both now and in the future. This spirit of partnership and collective commitment has really helped drive Heilbronn forward. And we’re working to make sure this trend continues.

In Heilbronn, networks are key. At ZFHN, we see time and again how new companies receive the support and information they require through the contacts we give them.

Thomas R. Villinger

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

In Heilbronn, networks are key. At ZFHN, we see time and again how new companies receive the support and information they require through the contacts we give them.

Thomas R. Villinger

Chief Executive Officer & Founder