The current issue of the LfA Magazine focuses on the topic of change, in particular digital change. After two years of the pandemic and the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the world is currently in a fragile state. More than ever before, companies must confront and withstand rapidly changing requirements.

LfA Magazin Spring/Summer 2022
Interview with Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer

A challenging task for Bavaria's business landscape, which economist Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer reports on in an interview. In addition to the restructuring of business processes, the expansion of renewable energies and the implementation of flexible working models, she talks about Munich as a potential European Silicon Valley. In the interview she reveals what is still missing for Munich to become the ultimate tech city.

The LfA is also aware of the challenges the companies are currently facing. That's why it is actively offering its support. The infographic in the middle of the magazine summarizes how and in what ways the LfA Förderbank would like to shape change with companies in the future. This gives readers a quick overview of the LfA's range of services.

  • LfA Magazine 2022 I Infographic "Shaping change"
    Illustration: Pia Bublies

Of course, this issue once again focuses on the stories behind LfA's financing. For example, the FIT Additive Group from Lupburg, one of the world market leaders in 3D printing, presents its recipe for success and Stiegeler Metallbau Gmbh tells how it got through the crisis by modernizing. The article on the Kulturhof Stanggass invites readers to dream. The beautiful hotel in Berchtesgaden is much more than an ordinary hotel – it is a place of encounter. The Kulturhof wants to adapt to the times and counteract the migration of young people to the cities.

  • FIT Additive Manufacturing Group
    Carl Fruth, Founder of FIT Additive Manufacturing Group
  • Hotel Stanggass
    View from the panorama window of the Kulturhof Stanggass
  • Stiegeler Metallbau GmbH
    Welding work at Stiegeler Metallbau GmbH
  • LfA 2022 I Interview Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer
    Martin Fraas in conversation with Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer

All interviews, stories and portraits can be found in the new issue of the LfA Magazine. You can also find the main contents of the issue online at

Cover of the LfA Magazine 02/2022
Read the whole magazine here LfA Magazine spring / Summer 2022

Together with the LfA Förderbank Bayern we produce the LfA magazine twice a year. With the magazine the State Funding Institute of the Free State of Bavaria provides information about news and financing options. "Change" is the main topic of the spring/summer 2022 edition. In the magazine we show how Bavarian companies think and act anew in difficult times.