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SAXONY! – One of Germany’s leading places for materials Research
One of Saxony’s strengths can be found in the variety of industries present. Saxony is the birthplace of German industrialization, and long-standing raditional industries – such as mechanical and automotive engineering – continue to flourish here. Today, the region is also renowned as “Silicon Saxony” – Europe’s leading and the fifth largest microelectronics cluster in the world. Researchers and young entrepreneurs between Leipzig and Dresden are working hand in hand in the future sectors biotechnology and environmental technology.
The constant demand for innovative materials from These industry sectors in turn stimulates research and production of new materials. Dresden holds an international top position in this field. In order to consolidate this leading edge, “ECEMP – European Center for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden” was founded in 2007. In total 40 professorships from universities in Dresden and Freiberg as well as four Fraunhofer, two Leibniz institutes, one Max Planck and one Helmholtz Center are developing composite materials for such future fields as lightweight construction, energy and environmental technology.
Already in 1993, the Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD) was created in which nine professorships at the Dresden University of Technology and eight non‑University research facilities are active in interdisciplinary research and development today.