IDM stands for Innovation Development Marketing. As public agency for economic and business location development, IDM South Tyrol pursues the aim of making South Tyrol businesses ever more competitive. In addition to a comprehensive strategy for agricultural and destination marketing using the ‘Südtirol’ umbrella brand, IDM delivers services which support innovation, promote investment and increase the number of exporting firms.

IDM acts on behalf of the Province of South Tyrol (60% ownership) and the Bozen-Bolzano Chamber of Commerce (40% ownership) to ensure the entrepreneurial success of local companies. We support SMEs in business activities enabling them to maintain or increase their competitiveness. We understand the business needs of local SMEs and are striving to increase the success of the South Tyrolean location. This is our contribution to our joint vision, which is to make South Tyrol the most sought-after place to live in Europe, one where future generations will be able to live well and work happily.


As an agent for economic and business location development, IDM supports South Tyrolian companies of all types and sizes in their activities to create products and grow their businesses. We start from the company’s own specific requirements and are able to draw on a large network of advisers, experts and quality contacts, both at home and abroad. Apart from the dissemination of general information on South Tyrol’s economy, the main focus for IDM services concentrates on the areas of innovation and internationalisation.


In addition to business location development and marketing, innovation and internationalisation lie at the heart of our strategy. In order to strengthen the competitiveness of South Tyrol companies, we build on home-grown areas of strength such as Alpine Technologies, Energy & Environment, Agriculture and Food Technologies, Health and Wellness Technologies along with ICT & Automation.


Knowledge and innovation are inevitably linked to one another. Our activities provide targeted information to all businesses on new technologies, trends and market developments.

• Special conferences and workshops

• Technology tours and themed excursions

• Qualification measures relating to particular themes.


IDM South Tyrol trusts in the power of networking, since this will facilitate a cooperative approach and faster access to opportunities and resources. For all of South Tyrol’s areas of strength, there are already specific sectorial networks (“ecosystems”) operational within each ecosystem providing professional support to businesses and agents in their particular field.

• Establishing contacts with experts and research institutions

• Organising and standardising working groups

• Monitoring of cooperative projects


IDM Südtirol / Alto Adige

NOI Techpark, A.-Volta-Straße 13°

I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano