Facts & Figures


Area of
26,000 m2


100% use of the IZB


50 Start-ups
at two locations


Over 200 companies since 1995


€ 75 million investment by the Free State of Bavaria


from 20 to over
750 employees
in 2023

Development of the IZB

November 1993

The Bavarian Ministry of Economy, Transport and Science convenes an advisory committee

February 1994

As part of the “Bavarian Future Offensive,” the Bavarian government is making 2.9 billion euros available. This initiative extended until 1999 and aimed to promote economic growth in Bavaria by creating an innovation-friendly environment for companies

February 1994

Fraunhofer Management Society presents a concept for a biotechnology center and takes on the responsibility for its implementation

April 1995

Building begins on phase I (House 1)

June 1995

Building begins on phase II (Central Building and Houses 2-4)

October 1995

Four companies moves into house 1

January 1995

The Martinsried site wins the BioRegio competition, which has been a driving force for the development of biotechnology in the Federal Republic of Germany

August 1997

Inauguration of phase II building (house 2 – 4)

November 1997

Building begins on phase III (Houses 5 – 7)

February 1999

Inauguration of House 5

September 1999

Inauguration of House 6

February 2000

Inauguration of House 7 (elliptical office building) at the same time building begins on the West Extension

February 2001

Start of kindergarten planning

November 2001

Opening of Café Freshmaker in the Central Building

March 2002

Official opening of the IZB Weihenstephan with Under Secretary Erika Görlitz

June 2002

Handing over of the Kindergarden to the representative organization

July 2002

Official opening of the West Extension by State Minister Erwin Huber

July 2005

IZB 10th year anniversary with State Minister Dr. Otto Wiesheu

June 2009

Laying of the foundation stone for the IZB West 2 in Martinsried in the presence of the Bavarian Minister of Trade and Commerce Martin Zeil

September 2010

Chemistry College moves into the EG

November 2010

Nov. 4, 2010: Inauguration ceremony of the 10th construction stage “West 2” of the IZB together with the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Zeil and the Bavarian Minister of Finances Georg Fahrenschon

March 2013

Groundbreaking for the IZB Residence – CAMPUS AT HOME

28. October 2014

Opening of the IZB Residence – CAMPUS AT HOME and SEVEN AND MORE restaurant

November 2014

Faculty Club G2B opened

Rapid expansion of IZB

Building phase I:
1,000 m²

Building phase II:
3,000 m²

Expansion Z-Building:
200 m²

IZB Weihenstephan:
3,000 m²

Building phase II:
4,000 m²

KiTa I & Cafe Freshmaker:
500 m²

Building phase west I:
7,300 m²

Building phase west II:
4,000.0 m²

3,000 m²

The IZB thus covers a total area:
26,000 m²

Number of jobs (cumulative)