Cool Silicon e.V.

Germany: Saxony
Frank Boesenberg
Profile:
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Overview

About us

Cool Silicon, established in the framework of the "Spitzenclusterwettbewerb" (Leading-edge cluster competition) of Germany, is located within "Silicon Saxony" and deals with R&D in the field of energy-efficient ICT, covering the entire value chain of micro-/nanoelectronics from automated production equipment up to energy effcient sensor networks. Our mission is to create new solutions for the Internet of Things, supporting in particular SMEs in establishing (also international) R&D collaborations. Key members are the Technical University of Dresden, several institutes of Fraunhofer as well as large industry players such as Infineon or Globalfoundries.

Ziel des Spitzencluster Cool Silicon ist es, die technologischen Grundlagen zu schaffen, um die Energieeffizienz im Bereich der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) massiv zu steigern.

Die Kernkompetenzen am Standort Silicon Saxony liegen im Bereich der Mikro- und Nanoelektronik sowie den Branchen, in denen diese maßgeblich Anwendung findet. Als Schlüsselbranche ist dabei die moderne IKT zu sehen. Parallel zur Mikroelektronik haben sich daher in der Region umfangreiche Kompetenzen für zwei Hauptanwendungen der IKT etabliert: Breitband-Funksysteme und vernetzte Sensorik. Das Produktspektrum der Partner im Cluster reicht damit von Prozessoren über Grafikchips, Speicher, Controller, Sensoren und Mobilfunkchips bis hin zu Analog- und Mixed-Signal-Produkten.

Diese umfangreichen Kompetenzen werden im Rahmen des Clusters Cool Silicon genutzt, um im Bereich Computing, Mobilfunk, und vernetzter Sensorik energieeffiziente Lösungen zu entwickeln – bis hin zu energieautarken Systemen. Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist dabei einerseits der intensive Wissensaustausch zwischen Partnern, die in verschiedenen Fachbereichen arbeiten, als auch der Wissenstransfer von der universitären Forschung in die Industrie.

Established - 08 October 2009
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 60
    Cluster Members
  • 30
    SME's
  • 0
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 6
    Large Companies
  • 24
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English French German
Other label
German "Spitzencluster" (Leading-Edge Cluster)

Management team

Frank Bösenberg
Cluster Manager
Nadja Dehne
Internationalisation Responsible
Stefan Uhlig
Cluster Manager
Stephanie Uhlig
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
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Services

Support services provided

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Support programmes

EU Programmes

Name & description

German leading-edge cluster competition (2009-2014) - implementation of R&D projects with a total volume of 140 Mio EUR, funded by the German Ministry of Science and Research as well as the Saxonian Ministry of Science

Internationalisation of leading-edge clusters (2017-2018) - development of an internationalisation strategy as well as initiation of R&D projects with international partners

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Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Taiwan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Belgium
France
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities

International support activites

Other

Further information

cooperation with Silicon Saxony with regard to initialisation of Silicon Europe (www.silicon-europe.eu)

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 14.09.2018
Cool Silicon at SEMICON Taiwan 2018
News Achievements Published: 03.09.2018
Automotive industry remains strong driver for failure analysis in nanelectronics
News Published: 11.06.2018
CoolCarbonConcrete: Latest workshop delivers concrete approaches to innovative park bench and functionalized carbon concrete wall
News Achievements Published: 08.05.2018
Innovative RFID Sensor TAGs - Joint project "Cool-RFID"