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.

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.

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.

The Silicon Saxony Management GmbH is a daughter of the Silicon Saxony association.

Project development and project management are priority tasks. Beside the identification of funding sources and partners, the Management GmbH also supports Saxon actors when applying for German or European funding. The existing network structures are expanded through specific activities such as international B2B matchmaking events.

The corporation aims at supporting knowledge and technology transfer in the field of high technology. The Silicon Saxony Management GmbH advances the cooperation between companies and research institutions at the location of Saxony and beyond. In addition, it is the first contact for individual services requested by the members.