Cross-sectoral Fields of Competence

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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Competence Center for E-Mobility

Since 2013, the BMW Plant Leipzig has been building the BMW i3 as it's first mass-produced vehicle designed completely for electric mobility. The Panamera S E-Hybrid comes from the assemly lines in Porsche's Leipzig plant. A well-positioned supply industry developes an produces, for example, powertrain componens, batteries or power electronics.

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Competences for the Lightweight construction value chain

Saxony’s companies and research institutes provide the requisite competences for the entire value creation chain in lightweight construction, ranging from materials development to the engineering, calculation, and design of construction parts and components to processing technologies all the way to mass production including quality testing. 

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Organic and flexible

Whether it be cost-efficient printed batteries from Chemnitz, or the world’s most efficient organic semitransparent solar cells from Dresden which are used in architectural glass – Saxony’s researchers and entrepreneurs have taken the lead in developing “plastic” solutions for tomorrow’s lifestyle. Saxony is Europe’s largest cluster for organic and flexible electronics.

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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.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fettweis

Chairholder, Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems at Dresden University of Technology & Coordinator of the »cfaed« cluster of excellence as well as of »5G Lab Germany«

"Dresden is one of the leading locations for the research on mobile communications technology in the world. This is where future technologies for the new 5G standard have been and continue to be developed, thus laying the foundations for the Tactile Internet. It is precisely this innovative spirit that distinguishes Dresden and makes it so attractive for me and my colleagues working in cutting-edge research."

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HZwo Network - Helping Fuel Cell Drive Systems Achieve the Breakthrough

Many German universities and institutes are researching alternative drive systems in order to achieve economically and ecologically viable mobility. When breaking the topic down to the level of fuel cell drive systems and powertrains, then only a few institutions remain. Chemnitz University of Technology is one of them. It is here where Prof. Dr. Thomas von Unwerth established the Professorship of Advanced Powertrains in 2010 and put the topic hydrogen fuel cell drive systems into the focus of research. At that time he could already look back on a decade of experience in this field. He earned this competence in the corporate research of Volkswagen and while working, for example, also on the creation of a fuel cell vehicle fleet for the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.

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