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As a development bank of the state of Baden-Württemberg, L-Bank is responsible for supporting the economy, municipalities and people in the state. This includes not least the promotion of the film and creative industries. The funding includes the sufficiency of classic promotional loans for company foundations and start-ups as well as for energy-efficient renovations and technical modernisation of cinemas, theatres and other buildings. Especially in recent years, L-Bank is increasingly supporting innovative projects and measures for the digitization of products and processes in the media world.

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100 years ago, Shozaburo Shimano developed a freewheel sprocket that decisively shaped the development of the bicycle. The beginning of a success story – since then SHIMANO has been regarded as the epitome of quality, reliability and performance and has become an indispensable part of the industry as a global technology leader. From the DURA-ACE to the Di2 shifting system and the STEPS e-bike drive – numerous of these milestones opened up improved or new possibilities for cycling. Paul Lange & Co. OHG significantly continued to write, because as a general representative of SHIMANO, the company from Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt brings the renowned products of the brand to cyclists throughout Germany.

Paul Lange & Co.

We are bicycles – this is the motto that Paul Lange & Co lives up to every day in all areas of the company. As one of the leading companies in the European bicycle industry, we have been the general representative of the Japanese component manufacturer SHIMANO since 1967 and also carry many other renowned brands. In addition to the German market, Paul Lange & Co. in seven other European countries under the umbrella of the Paul Lange Group and is represented by a team of almost 500 employees throughout Europe. Our goal is always to be a competent and reliable partner for the specialist trade and the entire bicycle industry. But this is only part of our mission, because as one of the leading companies in the industry, we bear social and political responsibility and are convinced that that the bicycle is the answer to the growing challenges in the field of sustainable and sustainable mobility. For this reason, we are committed not only regionally, but also nationwide at all social and political levels to the promotion and development of cycling.

The Walt Disney Company Germany

The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world and has been creating unforgettable stories for 100 years that delight people around the world. The company’s iconic brands – Disney, Pixar, MARVEL, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, and ESPN – can be experienced in a variety of ways: in the cinema, on TV, online, streaming, retail or Disney parks. The main priorities of the company are the promotion of creativity, storytelling and innovation, especially through digital and new technologies, as well as diversity and inclusion as integral components of the corporate culture.

Studio 100

Studio 100 Media GmbH ist ein international tätiges Produktions- und Vertriebsunternehmen für qualitativ hochwertige Kinder- und Familienunterhaltung, zu dessen bekanntesten Marken „Die Biene Maja“, „Mia and me“ und „100% Wolf“ zählen. Studio 100 Media verfügt über ein umfangreiches Programmportfolio, entwickelt und produziert Animations-Serien und -Kinofilme und vertreibt diese weltweit. Weitere Geschäftsbereiche sind das internationale Licensing von Markenrechten, Home Entertainment sowie das Produktionsstudio Studio Isar Animation. Das Unternehmen ist eine Tochtergesellschaft der belgischen Studio 100 Gruppe.

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and comprehensive portfolio of content and brands in television, film and streaming. Warner Bros. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and in 50 languages, Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its unique brands and products, including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, TNT, TBS, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros Television Group, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg

With the Baden-Württemberg Children’s Media Initiative under the patronage of Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, the state government is committed to strengthening the media literacy of children, adolescents and adults in the state. With the Baden-Württemberg children’s media, numerous projects, activities and actors in the state are bundled, networked and supplemented by fixed support offers. In this way, a broad public awareness is created for the topics of media education. The initiative’s sponsors and media partners are the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK), Südwestrundfunk (SWR), the Landesmedienzentrum (LMZ), MFG Baden-Württemberg, Aktion Jugendschutz (ajs) and the Verband Südwestdeutscher Zeitungsverleger (VSZV).

Blue Ocean Entertainment AG

Blue Ocean Entertainment AG is the market leader for children’s magazines in German-speaking countries. Founded in 2005, the publishing house published its first magazine in July 2006: “Princess Lillifee”. Blue Ocean – a majority Burda company since 2014 – now has a total of 60 regularly published magazines and numerous digital offers in its portfolio. In addition to the magazines of the product family around Princess Lillifee, this also includes knowledge magazines such as FRAG “Die Maus” and Was Ist Was, young classics such as Bibi Blocksberg and Die drei ?? “Kids”, the animal magazine Pferd&Co, “Totally animal-loving!” and DINOSAURS as well as exciting magazines about the game worlds of the LEGO Group, PLAYMOBIL, Simba and Schleich. Blue Ocean Entertainment also specialises in digital offerings on strong licensing topics such as “Princess Lillifee”, “Schleich Horse Club”, “Bibi & Tina or “The Smurfs”. Since 2018, Blue Ocean has intensified its activities in other European countries by founding publishing subsidiaries in Poland, Spain and Portugal. In addition, Blue Ocean operates in France, Hungary and Romania.


In the Europa-Park, visitors experience the impressive diversity of Europe in one place and enjoy a pure holiday feeling. The more than 100 attractions and shows, including 13 roller coasters, make every stay in Germany’s largest amusement park a unique experience for the whole family. In the immediate vicinity of the Europa-Park, the Rulantica water world, which is open all year round, welcomes guests in a Nordic ambience with numerous slides, a large wave pool and much more. Visitors of all ages can discover the infinite possibilities of virtual reality in the spectacular VR attraction YULLBE. A stay at the Europa-Park Adventure Resort is perfectly rounded off by an overnight stay in one of the six park-owned 4-star hotels or a visit to the multi-sensory world novelty Eatremalin.

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The VVS is an important player for the traffic turnaround. As a mobility service provider, it offers integrated, climate-friendly and affordable public transport for people in the Stuttgart region. With the further development of attractive transport and tariff offers, the expansion of multimodal networking and customer-friendly service, we are making an important contribution to the doubling of passenger numbers by 2030 together with transport companies and public authorities.

Deer GmbH

deer GmbH is a dynamic, innovative and digital mobility company from Calw that wants to network the living environments of people (home, work, education, leisure, etc.). We stand for sustainable and digital mobility solutions and actively promote the sharing of electric vehicles and the expansion of charging infrastructure. More mobility with fewer vehicles – ecologically and economically optimised, which is our drive to actively tackle the traffic and climate change. In addition to the station-flexible e-car sharing in (mainly) rural areas, which is used by almost 10,000 customers at over 250 locations in southern Germany, we also operate a free-floating pilot project in Stuttgart with over 100 electric vehicles.