The ITZ Plus was awarded as „flagship project“ within the scope of the federal competition „RegioWIN 2013 - 2020“ . On the initiative of the Schwabenbund, the University of Applied Sciences Biberach developped and submitted the concept together with the City of Biberach, the District of Biberach as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ulm.
Through this award, the City of Biberach, being the owner of the building and biggest investor of the project, receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The ITZ Plus Biberach GmbH was founded to take over operational business.
All our common activities are geared towards strengthening the economic power of the region. Together we want to maintain the prosperity of the Biberach-Oberschwaben area. With this mutual goal in mind, we have established a substantial collaboration that leads to ideal framework conditions in order to continue the dynamic development there. We would like to give special thanks for this to all our partners for their helpful support.
The Biberach region is an attractive location with numerous nationally and internationally successful companies. In Europe, it holds a top position as far as innovative capability, economic performance as well as economic growth are concerned.
There are many reasons for this. In fact, Biberach has mainly rural structures, nevertheless, it has good infrastructural connections by virtue of being close to the A7 and B30 as well as the forthcoming extension of the B312 leading from west to east. This is also a benefit for the surrounding companies, lots of them are family-run, internationally operating and leading in their own fields.
At the same time, the region belongs to the recreation area Donau-Iller. Due to the proximity to the Lake of Constance and the Allgäu, it offers a range of leisure activities for recreation-seekers, nature-lovers and active sports enthusiasts. Events with live music such as the „Biberacher Musikfrühling“ and the music night in Biberach as well the the „Schützenfest“ attract thousends of visitors every year. The „Biberacher Filmfestspiele“ are very popular, too
- European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) approx. 5 Mio. Euro
- Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg approx. 2 Mio. Euro
- City of Biberach an der Riß approx. 13 Mio. Euro
- District of Biberach 750.000 Euro
- Chamber of Indstry and Commerce Ulm 750.000 Euro
- Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection 400.000 Euro
The District of Biberach provides funding for the construction of the ITZ Plus. The funds of Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ulm are reserved for operation activities.
The Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection provides start-up financing.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.
The ERDF programme of Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020 "Innovation and Energiewende" focuses on maintaining the top position of Baden-Württemberg as one of the most innovative and economically strong regions in the European Union as well as on boosting the Energiewende, Research and Innovation and reducing CO2-emmissions.
The construction of the ITZ Plus is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development as well as the State of Baden-Württemberg.
For more information please visit www.efre-bw.de