ICT Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany

Cool Silicon – Leading-Edge R&D from Silicon Saxony

Oct 24, 2017
Toronto | Canada

The German federal state of Saxony comprises a dense and well-established microelectronics and ICT network of commercial enterprises, research institutes, universities and public institutions within the region of Dresden, Freiberg and Chemnitz.

More than 58,000 employees working for approximately 2,200 companies are active in the Saxon industry, covering the entire value creation chain of microelectronic/ICT products and services. Including sectors such as semiconductors, electronics, microsystems and software, they develop, manufacture, and promote integrated circuits; operate as materials and equipment suppliers; produce and distribute electronic products and systems; and develop software yielding annual turnover of EUR 13 billion.

Cool Silicon, a recognized Leading-Edge Cluster, was established to create the technological basis for optimized energy efficiency – up to the point of energy autonomous systems – in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector.

Focusing on Saxony’s core competencies of micro- and nanoelectronics, Cool Silicon members develop solutions in the areas of production and process technology, connectivity, and sensor technology. There is a unique concentration of commercial enterprises and scientific institutions among the more than 60 cluster members, providing the extensive knowledge and expertise required to drive research forward.


Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is delighted to invite you to an “ICT Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany” investor event in Toronto on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Galleria Italia, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada.

Representatives from the Cool Silicon cluster and the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) will outline the specific advantages of potential cluster partnership. Specially invited company representatives will share their own practical experiences as Canadian companies doing business in Saxony. GTAI and the Saxony Economic Development Corporation will also provide a comprehensive overview of current developments and investment opportunities in Eastern Germany and its microelectronics and ICT sectors.

This event is part of a business delegation of Cool Silicon member companies and institutions to Canada and will also include B2B matchmaking opportunities for German and Canadian companies in Toronto (October 24-25, 2017) and Ottawa (October 26-27, 2017).

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Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

Peter Fahrenholtz, Consul General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto

Peter Alltschekow, Managing Director Eastern Germany, Germany Trade & Invest


Eastern Germany: Your Choice in Europe for Electronicx and Photonics

Max Milbredt, Manager Electronics, Germany Trade and Invest


SAXONY! – A Business Location at Its Best

Armin Reith, Head of Business Unit Microelectronics/ICT, Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS)


Cool Silicon – Leading Edge Cluster for Energy Efficiency Innovations in ICT

Frank Bösenberg, Cluster Manager, Cool Silicon e.V.


Research Fab Microelectronics Germany – The Virtual Institute for Combined Microelectronic Research and Development

Jörg Amelung, Head of FMD Business Office, Research Fab Microelectronics Germany


Our Journey to Globalization

Mike Kropp, President & CEO, Peer Group


Master of Ceremnoies: Thomas Beck, President & CEO, Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce


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