Technology in a natural setting
From the scenic Wachsenburg to wooded ridge of the Thüringer Wald, the Ilmkreis takles in across in one of the loveliest landscapes with a significant cultural heritage. Into this natural beauty, the Ilmenau and Arnstadt Technology Region fits snugly as an innovative industrial base.
Successful business networks
A unique type of entrepreneurship characterisesd the region. The many technological firms and major international industrial industries that have established themselves here have woven successful business networks with Ilmenau University of Technology at their centre and have organized themselves into a mutual-support group, the Initiative Erfurter Kreuz e.V.
Science and industry meet
The Erfurter Kreuz as major industrial area and Ilmenau Campus as centre of innovation form the seed crystal from which the region’s economy and engineering grow. In the interplay between industry and science which is such a source of growth, the role of the Ilmkreis is unique in Thüringen.