futureSAX - the innovation platform of the Free State of Saxony - gives growth impulses to founders and entrepreneurs from Saxony and networks innovators from science and industry across industries. To finance growth, futureSAX offers founders and entrepreneurs numerous matching opportunities with investors. The futureSAX Innovation Summit is the highlight of the futureSAX year and a meeting point for all actors and innovation enthusiasts of Saxony's startup and innovation ecosystem.

futureSAX in profile:

  • innovation / growth accelerator
  • network of over 7,500 contacts
  • core target groups: innovative founders, growth-oriented entrepreneurs
  • bringing together representatives from politics, science, business and investors
  • competitions: Saxon Founders Prize, Saxon Transfer Prize, Saxon Innovation Prize
  • events: knowledge transfer, networking and impulse generation

Our Services:

Network development & exchange of experiences

  • futureSAX Innovation Forum
  • futureSAX Alumni Network
  • futureSAX Mentoring Network

Access to investors

  • futureSAX Investor Roadshow
  • futureSAX Pitch Workshops
  • individual matchings

Increase market visibility

  • Saxon Innovation Prize
  • e-book for the futureSAX Innovation Showcase

Implement innovations faster

  • futureSAX Innovation Exchange
  • futureSAX Know-how Network

Business model development

  • futureSAX Founders Forum
  • juror feedback

Market entry/ increase brand awareness

  • Saxon Founders Prize / futureSAX Audience Award
  • e-book for the futureSAX Idea Showcase
  • futureSAX Startup Corner

Acess to investors

  • futureSAX Investor Roadshow
  • futureSAX Pitch Workshops
  • individual matchings

Network development

  • futureSAX Founders Brunch
  • futureSAX Alumni Network
  • futureSAX Startup Partner Network

Project partners from science and economics

  • futureSAX Innovation Exchange
  • learning networks

Contact for knowledge and technology transfer

  • futureSAX Know-how Network

Increase awarness of transfer services

  • Saxon Transfer Prize
  • futureSAX Innovation Summit
  • futureSAX Startup Corner

Access to the futureSAX network

  • over 7.500 members in the network
  • over 100 new startups and technology companies per year


  • of the best oppurtunities via our competitions and the futureSAX Alumni network, among other things

Further development

  • concepts that are promising for success


  • individual compilation of suitable investment cases
  • futureSAX Investor Roadshow

futureSAX annual report 2018

Find all information and facts about the futureSAX year 2018 in our annual report 2018: