Sustainability Meets Future: by People for People The Green Innovation Park will be the location for innovation and sustainability in the south-west of Germany

The initiators of the Green Innovation Park, the family-run company SÜLZLE, and its strategic partners have for the first time given an insight into the flagship project for sustainable and energy self-sufficient construction and networked working in Germany. (from left to right) Heinrich and Andreas Sülzle (SÜLZLE Group), Steffen Szeidl (Drees & Sommer), Patrick Schneckenburger (E.ON Energy Solutions), Franco Gola (Bayernwerk Natur), and Stephan Volgmann (PHOENIX CONTACT).
Visualization: aerial view of the Green Innovation Parks
Visualization: front view of the Green Innovation Parks
Visualization: inner court and green façade of the Green Innovation Park
Developed land of the Green Innovation Park building site in Sulz/Vöhringen.

An extraordinary construction project underway to the south of Stuttgart, on the Stuttgart-Zurich innovation axis, has met with great interest from all over Germany. Named Green Innovation Park, the new innovation campus will be a center for German and international traditional companies, and startup and scaleup enterprises. With its integrated sustainability strategy, the campus will foster innovation and contribute to a better future. The first details and plans for the construction project were presented by the strategic partners of the family-run enterprise SÜLZLE at a hybrid media conference today.

Joint innovation project of SÜLZLE, a family-run group of companies, with leading partners of the sector

Green Innovation Park is the name of the innovative center, which is currently being built on the A81 highway on the initiative of the family-run enterprise SÜLZLE following many years of preparations. The construction project is being carried out in close collaboration with strategic partners, such as consulting and planning company Drees & Sommer, which specializes in construction and real estate; architects kadawittfeldarchitektur; energy company E.ON and its subsidiary Bayernwerk Natur; and PHOENIX CONTACT, a provider of system solutions for digital infrastructure. They introduced the Green Innovation Park (GIP) to the media jointly today for the first time. Forward-looking companies from the energy, construction, environmental and digital sectors will find a perfect home in the Green Innovation Park and benefit from an environmentally-friendly, networked and modular environment. The aim is to use the collaborative setting to create solutions for a sustainable future and a resource-conserving way of coexisting. ‘The Green Innovation Park is remarkable not only for its aim of integrated sustainability, but also for its focus on co-creation when working on innovations,’ explained Heinrich Sülzle, Managing Partner of SÜLZLE Group at today’s hybrid format media conference. Andreas Sülzle, also Managing Partner at SÜLZLE Group added: ‘The next phase in the development of our family enterprise will take place here in the Green Innovation Park. We are already planning to locate innovative SÜLZLE group startup companies in this state-of-the-art commercial district.’

A Sustainable Construction Concept from Alpha to Omega

After the media representatives attending in person and the online participants had been welcomed on behalf of the SÜLZLE Group and the GIP had been introduced briefly, the strategic partners gave more detailed insights into the plans for the construction project. Designed for German and international companies according to green building principles and the Cradle to Cradle concept, the innovation campus is being built on a brownfield site, which was carefully restored for further use in line with environmental standards. ‘With this sustainable approach and a modular construction method, the Green Innovation Park is a showcase project for future-oriented construction’, commented Steffen Szeidl, Executive Board Member of Drees & Sommer SE. ‘This approach has long been a recipe for success in the automotive industry, but is catching on rather more slowly in the construction industry. Indeed, modular construction promises not only efficiency and savings, but also simplifies climate change mitigation and building recyclability.


You can find more information in the press release.