SILICON SAXONY E. V.
With more than 350 members, Silicon Saxony e. V. is one of the largest microelectronics and IT clusters in Germany and Europe. As a self-financed association, Silicon Saxony has united manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, universities, research institutes, public institutions as well as branch-relevant startups under its roof both within the business venue Saxony and beyond its borders since its founding in 2000. The network pursues such primary objectives as, for example, expanding and strengthening Europe’s leading microelectronics location as well as promoting Saxony’s expansion into a software state.
The cluster’s thematic focus is on current and future technological trends – for example, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, the internet of things, sensor technology, energy efficiency, neuromorphic and / or edge computing.
As a platform for information, communication, and cooperation which raises public attention as well as through the participation in and organization of branch events, the association fosters the networking activities of its members at a regional, national, and an international level. Strategic lobbying is guaranteed, for example, by actively participating in funding programs – ranging from the local level all the way to the European level. Experts from the network also ensure in work groups and other formats the transfer of knowledge and the maintenance of close business relationships among its members, and they also advance innovations.