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We have big ambitions and visions for how we want to shape Europe’s largest AI ecosystem. An important part of this are our partners from business, research, academia and the public sector.

If your company wants to be part of the ecosystem, you have a request or you want to share an idea with us, feel free to get in touch with us via

Become part of our team

You like to move? So do we!

At Ipai, we are developing Europe’s largest ecosystem for applied artificial intelligence. In our community, we bring together companies, research, science and the public sector to work synergy-driven on solutions for the future. As a platform, we enable all stakeholders to inform, network, educate and collaborate on AI – in short – to fully exploit the potential of AI together.

To turn our vision into reality, we need the right people to join us in shaping the future of Ipai. Does this sound like the right challenge for you? Then we look forward to receiving your application!

Currently the job postings are only available in German.

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AI – Made in Baden-Württemberg. To ensure that this seal of quality has national and international appeal and global success, the Innovation Park Artificial Intelligence (Ipai) is being realized with the support of the state of Baden-Württemberg. At Ipai, we are building the most influential ecosystem for artificial intelligence in Europe. Here, companies, applied research and science, future talents and public sector players come together to work synergy-driven on AI-based software products and solutions, to network, to educate and to inform.

The Ipai is a place for education, exchange and experimentation – around the topic of artificial intelligence – virtually and on site. Our journey starts in 2022 in Baden-Württemberg in the attractive Heilbronn-Franken region.

Our origin is the Ipai and the Ipai is the future home of Artificial Intelligence. Our name tells two stories:

1. our origin

the abbreviation stands for Innvoation Park AI. The idea of the Ipai was born as part of a competition held by the Ministry of Economics of the State of Baden-Württemberg. The competition was about the submission of concepts for the development of the “Innovation Park AI Baden-Württemberg”. The Heilbronn consortium was able to convince an international jury with its own concept. For the development of such a large project, which will also have international appeal, we often use the English term “Artificial Intelligence” for artificial intelligence. The Ipai is a tribute to the elaborate competition of the Ministry of Economics of “the LÄND”. Baden-Württemberg is a federal state that is characterized by so many pioneers and wants to be competitive in the field of Artificial Intelligence. All our members benefit from the applied know-how of German innovation and economic power from Baden-Württemberg!

2. Home

the IP address provides information about the identity of users and their whereabouts – in a globalized world, where you can live and work from anywhere, it has become a synonym for home. The Ipai is to become a home for Artificial Intellgence. We are networkers:inside: Best connected to realize challenging AI projects nationally and internationally. Through our unique AI ecosystem with direct access to high professionals, networks and infrastructure!

The Ipai emerged from a competitive process of the Ministry of Economics of the State of Baden-Württemberg for the establishment of the “Innovation Park AI Baden-Württemberg”. The Heilbronn consortium convinced an international jury with its concept and has already been under construction since spring 2022. The consortium is made up of the city of Heilbronn, Stadtsiedlung Heilbronn GmbH, KI Management GmbH & Co. KG and the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

We want to create a virtual and physical place where all interested people can exchange, educate, research and develop on the topic of artificial intelligence. From a family experience for the little ones to tech experts from industry, business and culture. We are at the very beginning of this vision and will gradually expand the individual components. We will start as early as 2022 with the development of a community, educational offerings, cultural offerings and co-working spaces at Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen.

We are doers: United as a cosmopolitan community that passionately, diversely and creatively shapes the future. We invite tech experts, researchers, cultural professionals and the general public to engage with the topic of artificial intelligence together with us.

There are various ways to participate:


if you would like to get involved or engage with your company, you can view our previous offerings in the “Offerings” section, which will continue to evolve.


Participate in our formats, which you can explore either in the Education section or in the Events section.


Our working group for citizen participation is currently working on a concept through which citizen:in can get involved in the design. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Job opportunities

We have ambitious goals with a lot of creative freedom and are looking for top talent to bring their passion and skills in stakeholder management to the start-up phase. Here is an overview of our open job offers in the “Join” area

We will start with our offer in 2022 in the Wohlgelegen future park in Heilbronn. The final Ipai will be realized in the Steinäcker area near the highway.

Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen is located in Heilbronn and is connected by public transport with line 8 at the stop “Heilbronn Containerterminal”. Parking spaces and a parking garage are available for passenger cars. The mobility concept for the Ipai in Steinäcker is currently still being developed.

Our great interest is to build a place that is designed to be as climate neutral as possible. Sustainability and the use of ecological innovations play a central role in this. To this end, we are conducting a study in cooperation with Fraunhofer IAO, the result of which is a Greenbook that provides orientation for architecture, engineering and construction.

The Ministry of Economics of the State of Baden-Württemberg has commissioned a feasibility study for the establishment of the KI Baden-Württemberg Innovation Park. The CBRE study assumes that between 5,000 and 10,000 jobs will be created at an advanced stage of development or expansion. On the one hand, this order of magnitude is intended to be an approximation of what may be possible in an innovation park. On the other hand, however, it should also be an expression of the claim that Ipai should be a beacon project with a major impact not only regionally, but also nationally and internationally. Further information on the feasibility study can be found here.