Silicon Saxony e. V.
With more than 350 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.
Five star award: In 2012 we were awarded the GOLD label for excellent cluster management by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). In 2015 and in 2018 we succesfully passed the recertification. Thus, Silicon Saxony ranks among the first three European clusters bestowed the independent quality certificate.
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.
Our divisions and their working groups are the network’s backbone and driving
force of our network. The following graphic shows how it all comes together: