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 start-up 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 Founder Prize, Saxon Transfer Prize, Saxon Innovation Prize
  • Events: Knowledge transfer, networking and impulse generation

Unser Leistungsangebot im Einzelnen:

Network development & exchange of experiences

  • Innovation Forum
  • Alumni network
  • Saxon Mentoring Network

Access to investors

  • Investor Roadshow
  • Pitch Workshops
  • Individual Matchings

Increase market visibility

  • Saxon Innovation Award
  • E-Book for the Innovation Showcase

Implement innovations faster

  • Innovation Exchange
  • Know-how network

Business model development

  • Founder forums
  • Juror feedback

Market entry/ increase brand awareness

  • Saxon Founders Award / futureSAX-audience Award
  • E-Book for the Idea Showcase
  • Startup Corner

Acess to Investors

  • Investor Roadshow
  • Pitch Workshops
  • Individual Matchings

Network development

  • Founders brunch
  • Alumni-network
  • Startup partner network

Project partners from science and economics

  • Innovation Exchange
  • Learning networks

Contact for knowledge and technology transfer

  • Know-how network

Increase awarness of transfer services

  • Saxon Transfer Award
  • Innovations Summit
  • Start-up Corner

Access to the futureSAX network

  • Over 7.500 members in the network
  • Over 100 new start-ups and technology companies per year


  • Of the best oppurtunities via our competitions and the alumni network, among other things

Further development

  • Concepts that are promising for success


  • Individual compilation of suitable investment cases
  • Investor Roadshow