MACHINE! - Network Partners

The more than 1,000 companies of Saxony’s machine and plant construction industry are generally small or medium sized enterprises. Companies work closely together with educational and research institutions in branch and technology related networks – in order to accelerate technology transfer, exchange knowledge and experiences, train and educate the required specialists, expand markets, and create synergies in the development of new production technologies.

Innovation Network Mechanical Engineering Saxony (VEMASinnovativ)

Saxony’s machine and plant construction enterprises, production-related service providers as well as research institutions augment their individual strengths through cooperation in the Innovation Network Mechanical Engineering Saxony (VEMASinnovativ). The network’s focus is on technology transfer for the creation of innovative products and technologies, the development of new markets and business segments as well as the recruitment of highly qualified employees. 

Innovationsverbund Maschinenbau Sachsen VEMASinnovativ

Source: Innovation Network Mechanical Engineering Saxony (VEMASinnovativ)


Since the SACHSEN!TEXTIL e. V. association was founded in 2000, the initiative has been promoting companies from Saxony’s textile branch and its related fields in implementing their innovation projects. The service profile encompasses innovation management in the sectors ready to wear clothing, mass customization and, above all, technical textiles. SACHSEN!TEXTIL prepares trend, market, and branch analyses as well as feasibility studies and concepts to implement marketing strategies for innovative products and services.

The Inntex GmbH supports the association’s work and focuses specifically on the following tasks: Conceptual design and coordination of SME networks and R&D network projects; consulting and coaching for business start ups and business setups, research transfer, and funding programs.

Source: SACHSEN!Textil e. V.+ Inntex GmbH

German Engineering Federation (VDMA), Regional office in East Germany (VDMA Ost)

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) represents the largest branch network of the investment goods industry in Europe. Its regional office in East Germany, VDMA Ost, provides its members, which are primarily small and medium sized enterprises, with a multifaceted range of services, attracts a lot of attention in representing their interests among governmental authorities, and successfully promotes important topics. Supported in this manner, the association’s approximately 140 members from Saxony are optimally prepared to meet the challenges posed by their national and international competitors.

IMPRO Metal and Precision Technology Association Osterzgebirge e. V.

The IMPRO Metal and Precision Technology Association Osterzgebirge e. V. represents Saxony’s competences in precision mechanics and fine mechanics. IMPR O is an association in which the mostly small, but highly innovative enterprises of these branches pool their interests. IMPR O is committed to safeguarding and assuring a pool of specialists and executives for the future and addresses such other topics as production cooperation and service exchange, the development of innovation potentials, and the joint presentation and promotion of services to customers and markets.

Carbon Composites e. V., Regional Department East (CC Ost)

The Carbon Composites e. V., Regional Department East association strengthens and pools the fiber composite competences of highly efficient companies and research institutions in Saxony and the other East German states at its Dresden location. The alliance pursues the objective of establishing the relatively new high performance fiber composite technology as a cutting edge technology. 

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Dr. Claudia Scholta
Industry, Innovation & Marketing
Phone: +49 (351) 2138-136 Fax: +49 (351) 2138-109

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