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Cool Silicon e.V.

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General Information
Year Established: 
Thursday, 8 October, 2009
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Dresden
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
German "Spitzencluster" (Leading-Edge Cluster)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Frank
Bösenberg
Cluster Manager
+49 351 8925800
frank.boesenberg@cool-silicon.de
Nadja
Dehne
Internationalisation Responsible
+49 351 8925804
nadja.dehne@cool-silicon.de
Stefan
Uhlig
Cluster Manager
+49 351 8925802
stefan.uhlig@cool-silicon.de
Stephanie
Uhlig
Internationalisation Responsible
+49 351 8925886
stephanie.uhlig@cool-silicon.de
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Communications Equipment and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
Nanotechnologies related to electronics & microelectronics
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
Micro/Nano electronics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
60
Number of SME members: 
30
Number of larger company members: 
6
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
24
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Cool Silicon, established in the framework of the "Spitzenclusterwettbewerb" (Leading-edge cluster competition) of Germany, is located within "Silicon Saxony" and deals with R&D in the field of energy-efficient ICT, covering the entire value chain of micro-/nanoelectronics from automated production equipment up to energy effcient sensor networks.

Our mission is to create new solutions for the Internet of Things, supporting in particular SMEs in establishing (also international) R&D collaborations. Key members are the Technical University of Dresden, several institutes of Fraunhofer as well as large industry players such as Infineon or Globalfoundries.

 

Ziel des Spitzencluster Cool Silicon ist es, die technologischen Grundlagen zu schaffen, um die Energieeffizienz im Bereich der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) massiv zu steigern.

Die Kernkompetenzen am Standort Silicon Saxony liegen im Bereich der Mikro- und Nanoelektronik sowie den Branchen, in denen diese maßgeblich Anwendung findet. Als Schlüsselbranche ist dabei die moderne IKT zu sehen. Parallel zur Mikroelektronik haben sich daher in der Region umfangreiche Kompetenzen für zwei Hauptanwendungen der IKT etabliert: Breitband-Funksysteme und vernetzte Sensorik. Das Produktspektrum der Partner im Cluster reicht damit von Prozessoren über Grafikchips, Speicher, Controller, Sensoren und Mobilfunkchips bis hin zu Analog- und Mixed-Signal-Produkten.

Diese umfangreichen Kompetenzen werden im Rahmen des Clusters Cool Silicon genutzt, um im Bereich Computing, Mobilfunk, und vernetzter Sensorik energieeffiziente Lösungen zu entwickeln – bis hin zu energieautarken Systemen. Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist dabei einerseits der intensive Wissensaustausch zwischen Partnern, die in verschiedenen Fachbereichen arbeiten, als auch der Wissenstransfer von der universitären Forschung in die Industrie.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Taiwan
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Austria
Belgium
France
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Other
Please explain: 

cooperation with Silicon Saxony with regard to initialisation of Silicon Europe (www.silicon-europe.eu)

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
DSP Valley
Minalogic
High Tech NL
Silicon Alps
SCS
centroHabitat
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

German leading-edge cluster competition (2009-2014) - implementation of R&D projects with a total volume of 140 Mio EUR, funded by the German Ministry of Science and Research as well as the Saxonian Ministry of Science

Internationalisation of leading-edge clusters (2017-2018) - development of an internationalisation strategy as well as initiation of R&D projects with international partners