TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe

Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)

IHK Karlsruhe

In their position as one of the region's leading centers of information and advisory support, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHK ) within the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion seek to set the best possible stage for the foundation of new companies.

 

The Chambers of Commerce provide advice on entering self-employment, information and consulting on all aspects of starting a business, and assistance in developing business plans, among other services. Furthermore, they offer opinions on how goods should be differentiated with respect to their inner-city relevance, support inner city, urban and regional marketing efforts, and support the tradition of retail businesses in the inner city.

 

In addition, the IHK is the right point of contact in the field of training and vocational advancement.

 

Along with rendering statements on current and fundamental topics, the IHK informs about the latest developments and regulations (concerning mandatory bottle deposits, for instance).

 

The IHK also gathers information for companies seeking to import or export goods or learn more about investment locations abroad. Meanwhile, the competence center Baden-Württemberg International carries out the state's market development measures both in Germany and around the world while encouraging the participation of company groups in foreign business conventions. The foreign trade portal iXPOS also provides access to all of the services Germany's ministries, chambers, state associations, and similar organizations offer to promote the German economy's exports and overall trade abroad.

 

The IHK's further responsibilities include supplying information and advice on questions of competition law concerning advertising and special sales, as well as on issues related to trade, corporate, tax, and business law. The IHK is also an optimal source of facts and figures in a wide variety of areas (such as price trends and profit situations).

 

Take advantage of the comprehensive services provided by the IHK's helpful employees, who will be happy to inform you about many individual aspects of your business – including customer retention, EC card fees, store opening hours, and how to handle instances of shoplifting. You can also obtain details on the special preconditions and responsible entities involved in the granting of permits and additional monitoring in sectors that require such measures.

At a glance

The IHK offers services in the following areas:

  • Local policy
  • Start-up support and other business promotion
  • Training and vocational advancement
  • Innovation and the environment
  • International affairs
  • Law and fair practices
  • Business activity, employment, statistics
  • Individual consulting

IHK locations in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion

The IHK's three service centers are available to all of its members: 

  • IHK Karlsruhe
  • Main branch in Baden-Baden
  • Branch office in Bruchsal

Here, you can obtain initial professional assistance with various area-specific issues, as well as brochures and tips on other sources of information. If you need to discuss a particular matter with a specialist, these locations can help you get in touch with the right person. Meanwhile, simply calling one of the service centers is often enough to find the answers to many questions. 

IHK Karlsruhe

Service portfolio:

  • Issue of certificates of origin
  • Issue of carnets
  • Sale of foreign trade forms
  • Export consulting
  • Advice on starting or solidifying a new business
  • Consulting on corporate succession planning
  • Guidance regarding subsidies
  • Advice in crisis situations
  • Business exchange service
  • Issue of IHK legal guidebooks

Main branch in Baden-Baden

Service portfolio:

  • Issue of certificates of origin
  • Issue of carnets
  • Sale of foreign trade forms
  • Export consulting
  • Appointment of authorized experts
  • Issue of documents concerning the foundation of new businesses
  • Issue of IHK legal guidebooks
  • Procedures involved in informing bar and restaurant owners of mandatory food and hygiene regulations

Branch office in Bruchsal

Service portfolio:

  • Issue of certificates of origin
  • Issue of carnets
  • Sale of foreign trade forms
  • Export consulting
  • Issue of documents concerning the foundation of new businesses
  • Issue of IHK legal guidebooks

Contact Karlsruhe

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe

Lammstraße 13-17
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0)721 174 0
Fax +49 (0)721 174 240
info@karlsruhe.ihk.de

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact Baden-Baden

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Baden-Baden

Contact
Ms. Monika Fütterer
Lichtentaler Straße 92
76530 Baden-Baden
Tel. +49 (0)721 174 452
monika.fuetterer@karlsruhe.ihk.de

Contact
Ms. Iris Peuker
Tel. +49 (0)721 174 453
iris.peuker@karlsruhe.ihk.de

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Contact Bruchsal

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bruchsal

Contact
Ms. Sigrid Gebhard
Simon-Hegele-Straße 3
76689 Karlsdorf-Neuthard
Tel. +49 (0)721 174 450
sigrid.gebhard@karlsruhe.ihk.de

Contact
Ms. Claudia Wieser
Tel. +49 (0)721 174 450
claudia.wieser@karlsruhe.ihk.de

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.