Ulm is a German city situated in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. With a population of 126,000 inhabitants, it is the capital of the Alb-Donau district, in the region of Tübingen. While historically Ulm’s geographical position developed it into an industrial crossroad, the establishment of Ulm University in 1967 welcomed the flourishment of innovation and research in the city.

To foster its transition into a smart city, Ulm has pursued a Digital Agenda to help cultivate innovation, while also enhancing the city’s sustainability and increase investment attraction. Underpinning the agenda is an approach which is described as ‘digitisation from below,’ where the primary focus is to implement digital projects that first and foremost serves its citizens.  

Ulm has proven itself to be a successful incubator for innovation, having won the titles of City of the Future 2030 and Digital Municipality of the Future within the state of Baden-Württemberg. With its Lord Mayor Gunter Czisch calling for city to become a “model digital city in Germany,” Ulm looks to be at the forefront of the digital transition.

Ulm aims to be a model digital city, ensuring that the digital transition benefits all.
 

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