The shareholders

The Innovation City Management GmbH is supported by five shareholders. In addition to the Initiativkreis Ruhr GmbH as the main shareholder, the city of Bottrop, BETREM Brennstoffe GmbH, agiplan GmbH and RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH are also involved.


Initiativkreis Ruhr GmbH

Initiativkreis Ruhr GmbH is the main shareholder of Innovation City Management GmbH with a shareholding of 61 percent. The coming together of approx. 70 leading companies is not just the backbone but also the initiator of the project arising from the competition for the InnovationCity Ruhr. Using future-fit strategies and practical concepts, the initiative group relies on the creative power of its bundled economic know-how. From this strength, future-fit projects have sprouted with true splendour.



City of Bottrop

The city of Bottrop holds a ten percent shareholding in the management company. As the pilot area it represents the “laboratory” for promising, innovative technologies and ideas, and in so doing it also provides an example of how the transformation of a traditionally industrialised Ruhr area into a “green city” under a “blue sky” can be accomplished while at the same time strengthening its role as an industrial location.


BETREM Emscherbrennstoffe GmbH

The Bottrop company BETREM Emscherbrennstoffe GmbH also holds a ten percent shareholding in Innovation City Management GmbH. The subsidiary of the Emschergenossenschaft converts sewage sludge into a fuel with a standardised energy content. More than 230,000 t of fuels per year processed in various thermal waste disposal plants have provided a clear confirmation of a professional and routine operation. Modern technology and high throughput are the guarantors for economic effectiveness.

agiplan GmbH

agiplan GmbH is a consulting and planning company serving both industry and the public sector. It solves complex tasks in production, logistics and architecture, manages clusters and networks, and supports regional and urban development projects.

RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH

The RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH brings with it versatile know-how about real estate and open spaces. For more than 35 years, the company has been managing properties of the RAG Group and has been developing pre-used industrial areas at sought-after locations.