The Saxon State Ministry for the Economy, Labour and Transportation is realigning its promotion of cluster and network organisations consisting of businesses, research institutions and economy-oriented organisations in order to contribute to the development and strengthening of competitive clusters. Thus, an important element for the implementation of the objectives set forth by the Free State of Saxony’s innovation strategy is added. A new and comprehensive guideline for the promotion of clusters and networks from the Saxon economy stands at the centre.

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH acts not only as the skilled and specialised project manager by consulting funding applicants and examining project proposals. We also advise the Saxon State Ministry in the development of calls for funding applications and competitions which pursue the goal of forming innovation clusters in issue areas strategically relevant for the future. The networks funded by the programme also receive individual assistance from VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH in the context of market analyses and the preparation of cluster and network strategies. Furthermore, we organise network meetings that foster the exchange of experiences and identification of mutual project ideas.