LIFE SCIENCES! - Networks & Incubators

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The objectives pursued by the life sciences networks in Saxony include the initiation of projects linking business and research, the procurement of services and knowledge as well as the use of synergies for the continued further development of the branch and showcasing regional competences.

Vibrant clusters are emerging primarily around the technology centers BIO CITY LEIPZIG and BioInnovationCenter Dresden. 

biosaxony network

The biosaxony network represents companies, scientific institutions, and other stakeholders from the life science branch in Saxony. The network pursues the objective of initiating projects among entrepreneurs and scientists, providing services and expertise, harnessing synergies for the continued development of the branch as well as showcasing the regional competences. A specific focus is on supporting the SMEs of the branch; in particular, by coordinating applications for subsidies, organizing workshops and symposiums, providing consultation, and conducting studies.

In early 2016, biosaxony introduced the new Life Sciences Atlas Saxony. By bringing all stakeholders of Saxony’s life sciences industry together on an internet platform, the international image and influence of the branch is to be strengthened and the competences and resources of the stakeholders are to be presented in a transparent manner.

To improve support for Saxony’s medical technology sector, the biosaxony network has teamed up with representatives from industry and research to establish a special "Section Medical Technology" in July 2016.

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HEALTHY SAXONY e. V. association

The HEALTHY SAXONY e. V. association is the central communication platform designed to promote the cooperation and the exchange of experiences among the stakeholders of Saxony’s health care industry. The initiative, thus, paves the way for cooperation between Saxony’s companies and health care and research institutions as well as general and continued educational facilities. It also establishes contacts in Germany and abroad.

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Innenansicht, BIOCITY LEIPZIG

Source: BIO CITY LEIPZIG

BIO CITY LEIPZIG

BIO CITY LEIPZIG is one of the most modern centers for biotechnology and biomedicine in Germany. In particular, start-up enterprises find individual lab and office spaces with state-of-theart equipment in this incubator which help foster innovation. On a total floor space of 20,000 square meters, both entrepreneurs and researchers have been working here since 2003. Currently, approximately 25 companies with almost 500 employees have their domicile in the BIO CITY. Located in BIO CITY LEIPZIG’s scientific section are, for example, Leipzig University’s Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI). 

Außenansicht, BioInnovationsZentrumDresden (BIOZ)

Source: City of Dresden / Jürgen Lösel

BioInnovationCenter Dresden (BioZ)

“Molecular bioengineering” is the specific focus of the companies and research facilities working next door to each other in the BioInnovationCenter Dresden (BioZ). One third of the total floor space of approximately 15,000 square meters is occupied by six professorial chairs of biotechnology from Dresden University of Technology; two thirds of the floor space are currently being used by about 20 start-up enterprises. With its central location in the immediate vicinity of diverse institutions of the Dresden University of Technology (CRTD, BIOTEC, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus,” Medical Theoretical Center) as well as the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the BioZ unites renowned scientific-technical facilities with founder spirit, entrepreneurship, and economic success in close cooperation under one roof.

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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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