Fifteen Leading-Edge Clusters have been identified within the framework of Germany’s High-Tech Strategy in Germany. Science and industry work in tandem in industry-specific clusters that enjoy substantial publicprivate partnership R&D funding. Those clusters identified as “Leading-Edge Clusters” receive public funding of up to EUR 40 million over a five-year period. Of the three Leading-Edge Clusters located in Eastern Germany (Cool Silicon, Solarvalley Mitteldeutschland, and BioEconomy), two (Cool Silicon and Solarvalley Mitteldeutschland) have completed their competition-supported projects and are continuing their strategy by working with other clusters and already service as highly visible anchorage sites in their respective regions. BioEconomy, the third Leading-Edge Cluster in Eastern Germany, successfully completed a preliminary evaluation in 2014 and will continue to receive funding through to 2017.