Innovative business incubator with tradition

We are the future-oriented location for robotics and
automation in the metropolitan area
Nürnberg • Fürth • Erlangen

IGZ is the perfect location for young, technology-oriented companies: Located here and embedded in the existing ecosystem, they benefit from the breadth and diversity of experience and knowledge – and from the opportunities for cooperation within the IGZ community.

Innovation trough technological diversity

Software/ app development

Process Engineering

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Computed tomography

Hardware / Engineering

Image processing

Blockchain Technologies

Translational technologies

Four decades of experience
Four decades of tradition

We are part of the oldest business incubators of Germany: Since 1986 we accompany entrepreneurs in product and service innovation on their way to a successful market entry. So far over 170 companies have successfully used the attractive services offered by us.

The metropolitan area as a gateway to the world

The perfect location in the city triangle of Nuremberg-Fürth-Erlangen and the direct connection to public services, highway and airport speak for themselves. The proximity to research institutes, academic institutions and established SMEs, corporates and hidden champtions in the region represent another asset of IGZ.

IGZ with a new shareholder structure

IGZ as a innovative business incubator has been a success story for Erlangen and the metropolitan region for more than 35 years. Launched in 1985 as an inter-municipal project by the cities of Nürnberg, Erlangen and Fürth and the two Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Nürnberg and Central Franconia, the business incubator has developed into a permanent point of contact for start-ups and young companies over the last few decades. 

Since January Erlangen became the majority shareholder. Together with the two chambers (each with a 0,7% stake) Erlangen remains associated with the IGZ as a shareholder and is open to collaboration.