Shaping the future of AI together

We would like to use the great potential of AI to work together to design secure and future-oriented solutions for the future!

Our vision

Artificial intelligence is undoubtedly the key technology of the future and will significantly shape our society and economy. However, responsible use of AI is crucial. Only by ensuring that AI systems are used ethically and sustainably can we successfully overcome the challenges of the coming decades.

At a time when German companies are striving for a leading role in AI value creation, we must ensure that this leadership is based on principles of digital responsibility and European sovereignty. 
Creating an ecosystem like IPAI is crucial to pool resources and advance the development of AI.

IPAI goes beyond pure economic value creation. We are aware of 
the importance of sustainability and ethical responsibility in AI development. Our platform promotes collaboration between research, AI development and established partners to ensure that AI technologies are used for the benefit of society.

At the same time, our goal is to raise awareness of the topic of artificial intelligence among the general public and to provide 
access to education and discussions about AI for everyone. Only 
by comprehensively addressing AI can we ensure that it is used responsibly and for the benefit of everyone.

Our self-image

IPAI sees itself as a world-class innovation platform for applied AI. We act as transformation accelerator and promote co-creation as part of our function as an open innovation vehicle.

As a pioneer and thought leader for the European Way of AI, a flagship project of the state of Baden-Württemberg for all of Germany and Europe, we want to be an international magnet that brings together the brightest minds in one place with outstanding infrastructure.

As an internationally visible center of innovation and value creation, the AI Innovation Park is intended to make an important contribution to ensuring that Baden-Württemberg plays a leading role worldwide in exploiting the enormous economic potential of ethically responsible AI. At the same time, it is intended to set standards for climate protection and sustainability as a major AI flagship project.

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut
Minister of Economics Baden-Württemberg

Our heritage

Back in 2018, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism came up with the first idea for an AI Baden-Württemberg innovation park. A place where research, experimentation and information can be carried out on the topic of artificial intelligence.

A feasibility study by the Ministry of Economics, involving stakeholders and the public, then formed the basis for the competition to select a location for the Baden-Württemberg KI Baden-Württemberg Innovation Park in the state of Baden-Württemberg. As a result of the competitive process for site selection, the Council of Ministers agreed, by decision of July 27, 2021, to realize the KI Baden-Württemberg Innovation Park in Heilbronn with funding from the state.

Our expansion stages

Wir entwickeln die Plattform in drei Ausbaustufen

Phase 1
Kickstart
(2022)

Building the initial ecosystem with the first strategic partners and members as well as the first offers.

Phase 2
IPAI Spaces
(2024)

Building and scaling - more space, infrastructure and expanded offerings for collaboration, innovation and exchange.

Phase 3
IPAI Campus
(2025*)

Creation of an AI hotspot that is unique in Europe and the future home of the community on 23 hectares.

*expected start of construction

Phase 1
Kickstart
(2022)

Building the initial ecosystem with the first strategic partners and members as well as the first offers.

Phase 2
IPAI Spaces
(2024)

Building and scaling - more space, infrastructure and expanded offerings for collaboration, innovation and exchange.

Phase 3
IPAI Campus
(2027)

Creation of an AI hotspot that is unique in Europe and the future home of the community on 23 hectares.

Our team

Jan Denia

Marketing & Communications

Walter Schmidt

Spaces Operations

Tim Do Khac

Member & Community

Jennifer Flansburg

Business Development

Janina Schäfer

Product & Platform Strategy

Tim Schmitt

Corporate Real Estate

Franziska Kirchert

Spaces Operations

Moritz Gräter

CEO

Alexander Stein

Operations

Carolin Spaeth

Referentin CEO

Nadine Kern

People & Culture

Oliver Schmidt

Finance

Ildiko Maurer

Management Office

Meike Mühlbauer

Marketing & Communications

Carolin Rehder

Member & Community

Sophia Böger

In Training

Sandra Bojang

Public Engagement

Constanze Zawadzky

Art & Culture

Veronika Prochazka

Product & Platform Strategy

Jella Hauptmann

Marketing & Brand

Ahmed Abdelkader Ibrahim

Digital Innovations

Marcel Mehl

Public Sector

Dr. Benjamin Schiller

Division Manager & Management Board Member
Sophie Heinz

Sophie Heinz

Member & Community

Sophia Roeger

Referentin CFO

Philipp Benedikt Kruse

Intern

Tim Roder

Business Development

Nikola Cabarkapa

Corporate Real Estate

Max Brummer

Corporate Real Estate

Jenny Barth

Spaces Operations

Luca Bäumlisberger

Working Student / Business Development