Innovative Power

INNOVATION AS TRADITION

It was from here that European hard porcelain, the first web offset printing machine, the left hand drive in automobiles, and many other smart ideas began their success stories around the globe. Today, Saxony’s researchers and entrepreneurs are still working hand in hand on intelligent solutions to improve our daily lives.

Map "Saxony is one of the most innovative regions in the European Union"

Source: Regional Innovation Scoreboard, published by the EU Commission, Directorate-General “Enterprise and Industry”

Leading-edge R&D in Saxony

A great plus for Saxony is its extraordinary innovative power. This has been repeatedly confirmed by the EU’s "Regional Innovation Scoreboard." Saxony is a European "innovation leader." The region scores points, for example, with the educational level of its employees, the amount of investments made in R&D, the number of patents, the close cooperation between the research and business communities, and the high proportion of employees working in R&D. 

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EXCELLENT UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AS A BASIS FOR SAXONY’S SUCCESS STORIES

Thanks to its progressive university education system, Saxony has made a vital contribution towards safeguarding a sustainable pool of skilled professionals over the past few years and has, thus, strengthened the growth potentials in Germany. Since 2000, about 58,500 more young academics have left the universities in Saxony with a degree than had been anticipated when considering the graduation rate at that time.

Source: Education Monitor 2015, Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) on behalf of the Initiative for a New Social Market Economy (INSM)

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Ideal Location for Business Founders

Students and researchers at Saxony’s universities are actively supported in the implementation of innovative business ideas. The highest subsidy rate per student, the largest number of competitions for business founders as well as the highest approval rate when it comes to applications for subsidies all assure Saxony a top position in a nationwide comparison of conditions for business founders. 

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INVESTMENT INTO INNOVATION

With its technology funding, the Federal State of Saxony fosters the innovation processes in Saxony’s business community. A specific focus is on the increased support of “knowledge transfer through brainpower” – with which Saxony promotes the employment and qualification of skilled professionals who develop innovations and act as multipliers primarily in SMEs and supports enhanced cooperation between business and science.

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    Saxony's Innovative Power

    Saxony’s greatest competitive edge is its extraordinary innovative power. It was from here that European hard porcelain, the left hand drive in automobiles, the first web offset printing machine, and many other smart ideas began their success stories around the globe. Today, Saxony’s researchers and entrepreneurs are still working hand in hand on intelligent solutions to improve our daily lives.

Im Rahmen des Exzellenzclusters „cfaed“ wird auch an der Echtzeit-Interaktion von Robotern und Menschen geforscht. „Versuchsobjekt“ ist ein gestengesteuerter NAO-Roboter (im Bild), der zukünftig zum Beispiel im Haushalt helfen könnte.

Source: Dresden University of Technology / cfaed / 5G Lab Germany, photo: Matthias Hahndorf

Saxony's Innovative Power

A great plus for Saxony is its extraordinary innovative power. The region is a European "innovation leader" (source: EU’s "Regional Innovation Scoreboard").

Saxony’s researchers and entrepreneurs play a decisive role in developing intelligent solutions for everyday use in the future. Their focus is on intersectoral topics such as lightweight engineering, energy storage technologies, electromobility or organic & flexible electronics.

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Prof. Ezio Bonifacio

Director, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at Dresden University of Technology

"After having worked in London, in Perth/Australia, and in Milan, I came to Dresden in 2007. Here, I found the perfect environment for my research at the CRTD. When it comes to developing regenerative therapies, we benefit substantially from the interdisciplinary exchange. This applies both to the institute and the city’s scientific community."

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A Salamander as Research Director - The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

More than 300 axolotls live in the amphibian breeding plant at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at Dresden University of Technology. By researching these masters of regeneration, it is possible to discover how precisely the replaced limbs are regrown.

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