Dresden and Leipzig foster intelligent solutions and facilitate the Internet of Things. With exciting startups, excellent research, and innovative established businesses, both cities build on well-developed structures.
Smart Systems Hub Office –
Dr. Patrick Grosa
Tel.: +49 (0)351 48 18 88 97
SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator
Halle 14, 2. Etage Spinnereistraße 7
Dr. Eric Weber
Tel.: +49 (0)341 355 785 70
- Focal points: for Leipzig - energy, smart city, and e-health in Leipzig, and for Dresden - hardware, software, and connectivity components, smart systems, IoT platform, application-based solutions, and IoT ecosystem
- Operators: Smart Systems Hub Initiative in Dresden; the city of Leipzig, and SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator in Leipzig
- Supporters in Dresden include: the Saxon State Chancellery, Silicon Saxony, 5G Lab GmbH, HighTech Startbahn, Globalfoundries, the city of Dresden, Infineon Technologies, Smart Systems Campus Chemnitz
- Partners in Leipzig: AOK PLUS, VNG Group, Leipziger Gruppe, European Energy Exchange, enviaM, Porsche, and Arvato Systems
Leipzig has steadily built its reputation as an attractive, aspiring location for startups. Several research institutions covering a wide range of research projects serve as the driving force behind the Digital Hub. At the same time, the site is home to strong businesses that are - often in collaboration with startups - increasingly opening up to innovation. The energy, smart city, and e-health sectors are particular focal points in Leipzig, allowing the Hub to connect the scientific community, businesses, and startups. An accelerator programme focussing on smart infrastructure, various regional cluster organisations, numerous events and innovation formats all play a supporting role in enabling this exchange.
Home to several established microelectronic (hardware) corporations, leading businesses in the 5G (connectivity) sector, and first class software companies such as SAP, and T-Systems, Dresden is the largest semiconductor production location in Europe. It is exactly this that makes Dresden an ideal location for the development of smart systems and the Internet of Things, which is why the Hub considers itself an IoT enabler. Aiming to build an IoT platform, the Digital Hub Dresden connects highly innovative startups, KMUs, and industry with research and academic communities that focus on enabling technologies. It then connects these platform partners with various application industries and Hubs, in order to form a major IoT ecosystem.