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.

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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Harald Krüger

Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG

"Leipzig is an important location within our global production network... Leipzig excel with their superb infrastructure. Here, we also find well educated and highly motivated employees."

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"fast" Dresden: Technological Leap through Real-time Capability

The Twenty20 Project Consortium “fast” seeks to achieve a technological breakthrough with real-time capability as well as better communication, safety, efficiency, and health. The 82 consortium partners include 44 small and medium sized enterprises, 19 large corporations, 8 universities as well as 6 research institutions. The partners cover the entire value creation chain from materials and semiconductors to software all the way to complex systems, communication systems as well as distribution and service.

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