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Silicon Saxony
Silicon Saxony

Germany: Saxony
Frank Bösenberg
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Overview

About us

With 390 members, Silicon Saxony e. V. is the largest high-tech network in Saxony and one of the largest microelectronics and IT clusters in Germany and Europe. Since its foundation in 2000, Silicon Saxony has been a self-financed association linking manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, universities, research institutes, public institutions as well as industry-relevant start-ups in Saxony and beyond.

The thematic focus of the cluster is on the technological trends of the present and future - e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, Internet of Things, sensor technology, energy efficiency, neuromorphes and edge computing. As a close cooperation partner of the Dresden Smart Systems Hub and the Leipzig Smart Infrastructure Hub, Silicon Saxony also offers direct access to the topics, projects and locations of the Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics.

OUR GOALS
The expansion and strengthening of the leading microelectronics location in Europe as well as the advancement of the parallel development towards a software country Saxony are among the higher goals of the network. This is done in close cooperation with the Saxon state government and the economic development institutions in the Free State. In this constellation, the association also supports regional location marketing.

The cluster’s focus is on technological trends of the present and future - e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, internet of things, sensors, energy efficiency as well as neuromorphic and edge Computing. As a high-profile information, communication and cooperation platform, the association promotes the regional, national and international networking of its members by participating in and organizing industry events. Targeted lobbying ensures, for example, that funding programs are co-designed - from the local to the European level. Experts of the network also ensure the transfer of know-how and close economic relations between the members in working groups and other formats and promote innovation.

Established - 19 December 2000
Staff in the management team - 11-20

Cluster composition

  • 378
    Cluster Members
  • 283
    SME's
  • 11
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 24
    Large Companies
  • 27
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Number of civil society members
  • 42
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Silicon Saxony celebrates 20 years The 20th anniversary of Silicon Saxony also marks the beginning of a new phase in the leadership of the high-tech cluster. After twelve years in office, Heinz Martin Esser gave his last speech as Chairman. Dirk Röhrborn, Managing Director of the software company Communardo GmbH and a member of the Silicony Saxony board since December 2020, takes over as Chairman of the Board. The new member of the board of Silicon Saxony e.V. is Yvonne Keil, Director Global Procurement at the chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries and previously an adjunct member of the board.

Silicon Saxony receives ECEI GOLD Label for the 4th time The network applied for its first GOLD Label in 2012 and got recertified three times ever since. "The aim is to provide unrelenting support for the entire cluster and thus also for the entire ICT value chain of Saxony as a top location. The GOLD Label is confirmation of the excellent work in and for Saxony, both on the part of the network organisation and on the part of the countless voluntary supporters and committed 375 members.", Frank Bösenberg, Cluster Manager.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English German Russian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Cluster manager Frank smiles in the camera. He is outside with cobble stones in the background.
Frank Bösenberg
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products - Information and communication:J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products:C2611 Manufacture of electronic components - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities:J6201 Computer programming activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Micro-electronics
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Nanotechnology
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Advanced or High performance computing - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Broadband, spectrum and other communication networks (e.g. 5G) - Digital transformation:Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Quantum computing - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Micro/Nano-electronics - KETs:Photonics

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Location branding
Other (please specify)

Further information

  • Promoting the development of new technologies and procedures
  • Initiate partnerships and cooperative projects
  • Support in gaining access to new markets

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions)

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Funding - Labeling

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

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Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Taiwan
United States
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Belgium
France
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
Silicon Europe
German "go-cluster" programme

Germany

Silicon Europe

Austria

International

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 27.09.2022
Silicon Saxony takes part in SCS Smart Mobility Mission Côte d'Azur from 12 - 14 October
News Published: 23.08.2022
Interested in AI? Receive support travelling to the French Riviera
News Published: 10.12.2021
Call for Abstracts | Smart Systems Integration 2022 | Deadline extended to Dec 31!
News Achievements Published: 02.09.2021
Silicon Saxony celebrates 20 years & receives GOLD Label for the 4th time

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