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City of Dresden: Billions Invested in IoT Technologies in Dresden

MUNICH and DRESDEN, Germany, November 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • International technology groups have invested EUR 4.5 billion in high-tech hub Dresden 
  • Companies and research institutions included in the "Smart Systems Hub Dresden" will be presenting "Internet of Things" technologies at the SEMICON Europa on 15 November 2017 
  • Hardware, software and connectivity: Unique concentration of smart systems know-how
    at Europe's leading location for microelectronics, sensors and 5G mobile communications 
  • The City of Dresden initiates program to promote innovation in IoT applications 

Dresden is consistently strengthening its position as the leading centre for Internet of Things ("IoT") solutions. Over the next several years, international technology groups and research institutions such as Globalfoundries, Infineon, Bosch, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Aerospace Center ("DLR") will be investing some EUR 4.5 billion Euro in Europe's leading address for semiconductors. The funds will be used to promote the development and production of modern processors, sensors, 5G mobile communication modules and to develop new software tools and IoT platforms. The investments are the result of the systematic growth in the "Silicon Saxony" ecosystem.

"This will make Dresden a leading location world-wide for IoT enabling technologies. Technologies and products that are used in IoT applications in industrial production, in new mobility solutions, in intelligent power grids or in the health-care sector, all come from Dresden," notes Dresden Mayor Dirk Hilbert. Examples of these trend-setting technologies include IoT optimised processors, microelectronic mechanical systems ("MEMS") including sensors and actuators, embedded systems-on-chip, specialised micro-controllers and high-tech memory, power electronics, data transmission communications modules, technologies for energy harvesting, IT security and high-performance cloud computing or integration to create smart systems.

"Smart Systems Hub Dresden - Enabling IoT" is developing into a global digital centre 

The Dresden-based companies and research institutions that make up the "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" represent a complete research and value-added chain for Smart Systems. Attendees at the SEMICON Europa productronica will have the opportunity to meet the players in the "Smart Systems Hub" on 15 November 2017. With "Spotlight DoubleD: Smart Systems Hub - Dresden as a Global IoT Centre" as the theme, companies and research institutions will be showing their expertise in semiconductors, sensors, software for semiconductors and automation solutions as well as the new 5G mobile communications standard.

In April 2017, Dresden and Leipzig were accorded the status as locations within the Federal Ministry of Economics' national digital hub concept. The objective of the two hubs is to connect scientists, manufacturers and users in a focused manner. Together, the objective is to take advantage of the enormous market potential of the "Internet of Things" ("IoT") in order to make rural and urban infrastructure more intelligent and to continue successful economic growth as a dynamic location for start-ups. The Dresden-based "Smart Systems Hub - Enabling IoT" has set its sights on the integration of hardware, software and connectivity as the foundation for digital products and applications for the Internet of Things ("IoT"). The Hub's attractiveness is a function of the high concentration of exceptional partners from science and industry, innovative software and IT companies, creative start-ups, established networks and tech-friendly local and regional governments. The Smart Systems Hub is led by a team with members from the business, scientific, political and government realms. This also includes the City of Dresden which has dedicated staff to developing more efficient Hub structures. Envisioned as an open innovation ecosystem, a Co-Innovation Centre - the new heart of the dynamic digital Hub - is being created on the campus of the TU Dresden, a recognised elite university. The Free State of Saxony is investing some EUR 100 million in this project. "Science and business will work hand-in-hand here and will transition scientific results into economically viable business models and spin-offs in a targeted fashion. Interested start-ups and technology groups may gain an overview of the broad range of offerings from participants in the Smart Systems Hub by means of so-called "Trails". This will help them navigate to where they may find their place and make a contribution" explained Dirk Hilbert.

New investment program from the City of Dresden supports innovate technology projects
"No other region in Europe brings together such a comprehensive array of technology expertise for the purpose of developing industry-specific IoT solutions. Dresden brings together critical success factors needed to help industrial players advance digital transformation using IoT-based technologies in a single location", notes Robert Franke, Head of the Office of Business Development at the City of Dresden. At the same time, Saxony's capital promotes innovation in Industry 4.0 applications related to the Smart City, modern energy systems of new materials. "We specifically promote innovative products and technologies in Dresden. Our desire is to help them launch commercially and to make them usable for the city as well", continues Mr Franke. For 2017, funds of at least EUR 350,000 are available for this purpose and development funds will total some EUR 500,000 next year. The investment program focuses on entrepreneurs, start-ups in the high-tech sector as well as small and medium-size enterprises ("SME") along with research institution and non-SME's as part of corporate networks.

Additional information on programs to promote innovation sponsored by the City of Dresden may be found at: http://www.dresden.de/innovativ

Meet players from the "Smart Systems Hub Dresden - Enabling IoT" at the SEMICON Europa 2017:

"Spotlight DoubleD: Smart Systems Hub - Dresden as a Global IoT Centre",  

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, Messe München, Hall B1/Stand 1030 (Innovation Village)

The City of Dresden is also represented at the Silicon Saxony e.V. shared stand (Hall B1/Stand 416). In total, 33 companies from Saxony will be presenting their expertise and products there. 

Additional information about SEMICON Europa 2017: http://www.semiconeuropa.org/

Digital press kit including images for download  

(for free use by media representatives)


Photo credits: Dresden Marketing GmbH / André Wirsig

Dresden - City of Excellence: 9 reasons that speak in favour of the exceptional nature of Dresden as a business and science centre:




Additional information about the Smart Systems Hub Dresden - Enabling IoT: 

Smart Systems Hub Dresden - Enabling IoT: http://www.smart-systems-hub.de

BMWi Digital Hub Initiative: http://www.de.digital/DIGITAL/Redaktion/DE/Dossier/digital-hub-initiative.html


We will be happy to answer any questions you may have:

City of Dresden, Kai Schulz, Press Officer, Telephone +03-51-4-88-23-90, [email protected]

WeichertMehner communications & consulting agency, Mathias Rentsch, Tel.: +49-351-5014-0200, [email protected]

Official spokespersons for the Smart Systems Hub Dresden - Enabling IoT:

Silicon Saxony Management GmbH, Frank Bösenberg, [email protected]

5G Germany GmbH, Prof. Frank Fitzek, [email protected]

T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Prof. Frank Schönefeld, [email protected]

SOURCE City of Dresden

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