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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 19 December, 2000
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Dresden
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Silicon Europe
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Frank
Bösenberg
Cluster Manager
+49 351 89 25 800
frank.boesenberg@silicon-saxony.de
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Electronic engineering
Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Micro/Nano electronics
Electrical equipment
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Software, Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, Energy Systems, IC-Design, Integrated Systems
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
342
Number of SME members: 
260
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
8
Number of larger company members: 
22
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
23
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
29
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Larger Company
TU Dresden
University
Infineon Technologies Dresden
Larger Company
Fraunhofer
Research Organisation
SAP
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Silicon Saxony was founded as a network for the semiconductor industry in Dresden in 2000. Since then, this initiative, having started with 20 partners, has grown into a huge network. Today Silicon Saxony is one of Europe‘s most successful trade association for the semiconductor, electronic, microsystems and software industries. The number of members has risen to 342 at present. Silicon Saxony connects manufacturers, suppliers, research institutes, universities and public institutions along the ICT value chain.

In order to create effective and efficient networks the association enables vibrant forums for its members and specialists. These work groups are an essential driving force in the development of new technologies and procedures, e. g. cyber-physical-systems

With the objective of strengthening the sustainability of the business region as a location for information & communication technology (ICT) at both the national and international level, the association sees itself as a communication and cooperation platform for its members. The close cooperation that exists within the network promotes and stabilizes the economic development of the member companies. Intelligent cooperative partnerships among the members permit knowledge transfer, synergies, close business relationships, and promote innovative power.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 
  • Promoting the development of new technologies and procedures
  • Initiate partnerships and cooperative projects
  • Support in gaining access to new markets
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Taiwan
United States
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: 
Austria
Belgium
France
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Minalogic
DSP Valley
Business Cluster Semiconductor
High Tech NL
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Five star award: In 2012 Silicon Saxony was awarded the GOLD label for excellent cluster management by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI). In 2015 Silicon Saxony passed the recertification. Thus, Silicon Saxony ranks among the first three European clusters bestowed the independent quality certificate.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Network Thinking - Growing together!

Silicon Saxony assists its members in promoting the development of new technologies and procedures, initiates partnerships and cooperative projects and supports them in gaining access to new markets. Thanks to the exceptional commitment of its employees, members and sponsors, Silicon Saxony has grown into a continuously expanding, efficient and vital network.