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CISPA Innovation Campus in St. Ingbert is aiming to be the new home for start-ups and businesses in the fields of IT security and artificial intelligence. It will offer an ideal environment for founders to develop innovative ideas and products. Small and large companies alike will benefit from the extensive CISPA network as well as the proximity to the excellent research carried out at CISPA. Cooperating with the businesses on site, CISPA researchers will be able to see their research put into practice. An ecosystem of its own is established on CISPA Innovation Campus, where research and business will mutually promote each other. This creates new jobs and brings talent from all over the world to the Saarland.


Industrial history meets innovation

On the historic site of the “Alte Schmelz” in St. Ingbert, CISPA Innovation Campus amalgamates the past with the future. The century-old walls of the former ironworks and adjoining workers’ housing estate will be home to a highly modern Innovation Campus, giving important impulses to the Saar economy. The historical buildings of the „Alte Schmelz“ will partly be refurbished and create, together with new buildings, new spaces for thought on approximately 25 acres. Public and private investors are teaming up with one another to provide funds of tens of millions of euros.

Apartments, culinary as well as cultural offerings along with a green infrastructure will make for a perfect combination of research, living and working.


10 Ac.


50 MIO

Venture Capital Fonds

25 Mio

State Funds



CISPA Innovation Campus Development Company

With the aim of promoting the establishment of start-ups on the CISPA Innovation Campus, CISPA and the city of St. Ingbert will jointly establish a settlement and development company.

The core tasks of this company are the acquisition of land as well as the development of new use concepts. They also encompass the attraction of tenants on the one hand and the promotion of CISPA spin-offs on the other. The company is responsible for the coordination between all involved actors and prospective investors, tenants and other parties.

For the time being, both partners, CISPA and the city of St. Ingbert, have an equal share in the endeavor. The future involvement of other partners, such as the state or its subsidiaries, is not precluded.



CISPA Innovation Campus

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