The Digitalisation Centre Ostwürttemberg operates at a regional level and in a cooperative manner, together with the Ostwürttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) (consortium leader), the Heidenheim and Ostalbkreis districts (consortium partners), their large district towns, universities and industry. The market area of the centre includes the district towns of Aalen, Ellwangen, Giengen, Heidenheim and Schwäbisch Gmünd. In this way, existing structures such as the business incubators in Aalen and Heidenheim can be linked and supplemented with newly developed structures.