Dear Reader,

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research recently announced the second round of winners of its funding measure for the internationalization of leading-edge clusters, forward-looking projects, and comparable networks.

BioEconomy Cluster Halle, Cool Silicon Dresden, and WIGRATEC – Wachstumskern are among the winning clusters selected from Eastern Germany. Each cluster will receive special funding for its internationalization activities; with particular focus paid to research and innovation projects conducted by small and medium-sized enterprises with partners worldwide. The aim is to join forces, share knowledge, take advantage of synergies, and create innovations together.

Accompanied by the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Parliamentary State Secretary Iris Gleicke, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will begin its series of international events promoting a number of clusters from Eastern Germany in August: Companies from the OptoNet photonics cluster will travel to Japan to explore cooperation opportunities with Japanese organizations. The numerous business location advantages offered in Eastern Germany will also be highlighted. Further cluster events are planned to take place later this and next year. I would be delighted to welcome you to one of these or one of our other investor events soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to receive more information about investing in Eastern Germany.

Kind regards

Peter Alltschekow
Managing Director Eastern Germany


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