Freiburg has outstanding potential and extensive development prospects in the IT and media sector. The medien-forum freiburg was founded in 1996 as an initiative by the City of Freiburg, the Albert Ludwigs University, the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen and local media specialists. According to its statutes it has the following tasks:
- Promotion of the use of multimedia applications in business, administration, education and research, as well as among members of the public
- Educating the public about multimedia
- Developing regional and cross-border projects
- Forming networks with all institutions and companies active in the multimedia sector
In recent years the mff was able to steadily increase its membership. Currently more than 100 members belong to the association. This includes both natural as well as legal persons.