Focus on Future Technologies

Saxony's researchers and entrepreneurs are playing a key role in developing intelligent solutions for everyday life in the future. The focus is on cross-sector technologies such as alternative drives, robotics, hydrogen, smart medical devices, lightweight construction and alternative proteins.

Augmented reality & real-time communication revolutionize machine maintenance (Source: XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, Dresden)
Graphic: Top 20 regions in the EU based on research intensity (source: EU Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2023)

Strong Focus on Research & Development

R&D expenditure in the public and corporate sectors is one of the most important drivers of growth in a knowledge-based economy. Research intensity (R&D expenditure as a proportion of a region's GDP) is therefore an important indicator of a region's future competitiveness and prosperity.

The region around Saxony's state capital of Dresden in particular has ranked among the top 5 regions in the EU for years. The Leipzig region is also consistently among the top 10.

Your contact person

Lienig Dr., Uwe

Dr. Uwe Lienig

Industry, Innovation & Marketing

+49-351-2138 201

+49-351-2138 201

Our Service

Saxony Trade & Invest Corp. (Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH) - our name says it all. As a company of the Federal State of Saxony, our goal is to promote Saxony's economy and its stakeholders. Our team has over 30 years of experience in three specialist areas. What can we do for you?

  • Investor Services

    We are the contact partner for domestic and foreign companies wishing to engage themselves in Saxony or expand their already existing commitment in Saxony.
  • Foreign Trade & Fairs

    We are the contact for Saxony's companies that want to connect successfully with international business partners - whether customers, suppliers or investors.
  • Industry, Innovation

    We are the point of contact for entrepreneurs and researchers in Saxony who are focusing on future technologies and are looking for partners, project ideas and more.