Under the Cross-Cluster Cooperation Project “C3-Saxony” recently launched with funding from the European Union, support is provided for promising development projects. To qualify for funding, technologies and partners from the two networks Silicon Saxony and biosaxony must be combined.
Saxony has a strong cluster structure. The two key technology clusters Silicon Saxony (micro- and nanoelectronics) and biosaxony (life sciences) have joined forces in the C3-Saxony project in order to advance the development of interdisciplinary technologies together. The EU-funded Cross-Cluster Cooperation Project headed by the Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Transport brings together the powerful network structures of the participating partners in order to strengthen the economic and scientific region of Saxony.
Focus on SMEs
Together with partners from research, business and politics, the C3 Consortium drives incubation projects forwards, supporting above all small and medium-sized enterprises in research and development projects. Activities are focused on promoting innovation and creating completely new value chains at the interface between microelectronics and life sciences, particularly in the areas of medical technology and personalized medicine. Accordingly, the Cross-Cluster Cooperation Project is an important building block for the future viability of high technology in Saxony.
One aim of C3-Saxony is to identify and support cooperation projects. Promising development projects are worked up in symposia with the Junior Professorship of Knowledge Architecture and potential project partners are contacted. In the next phase, the ideas are developed and supported with tailored services, taking them beyond the concept stage. The projects are supported by the biosaxony and Silicon Saxony clusters as well as the Enterprise Europe Network via AGIL GmbH Leipzig. By participating in matchmaking events and international innovation forums, projects’ architects can present their ideas throughout Europe and find collaborators.