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BTS Rail Saxony

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Dresden
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Dirk-Ulrich
Krueger
Cluster Manager
+49 (0) 351 497 615 989
info@bts-sachsen.de
Harald
Ruediger
0049 (0) 351 4402765
h.ruediger@bts-sachsen.de
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Engineering
Railway Transport
S3 EU priority areas: 
Transport & logistics (incl. highways of the seas)
High speed rail-road transportation systems
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
New Materials, Energy storage concepts, Next generation systems and safety technology for rail
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
60
Number of SME members: 
40
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
17
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
6
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Support business development and internationalisation of our members

Develop innovative products and solutions through joint R&D projects among our members

Sustain and develop the network

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
Cuba
United States
Viet Nam
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Poland
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

We regularly organise business missions, conferences and supplier workshops with other partner organisations in specific countries. We have had some focus on Poland and the UK, but are also cooperating beyond and outside Europe. All instruments work both ways, i.e. we go to abroad but we also invite foreign missions and partners to our region.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
i-trans
Southern Railway Cluster
Berlin Partner
CNA Cluster Bahntechnik Bayern
DITECFER
railgrup
railalliance
Logistics in Wallonia
Järnvägsklustret
Inno-Pro
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
  • Shift2Rail with planned participation
  • PERES - ESCP 4i partnership

Mainly using German national R&D programmes

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Very succesful activities for new business development with Polish partners. Continuous cross-border exchange and technology transfer acitivities under way.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are very open for new cooperation concepts and activities. Our clusters members base is growing continuously. We have the full-scope of railway products and services across all segments in our members base. Thus, we can provide complete systems solutions.