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At a glance

futureSAX is a project of The Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport. We provide the Ecosystem for innovation and growth in the Saxony region of Germany. We make sure that innovators will meet the right people at the right time to scale their business.

futureSAX is for both, high-growth companies with a strong market position and high-potential startups. With futureSAX it will be much easier to scale a high-growth business as we will back your growth with our network and many coaching and networking opportunities, such as innovation forums, workshops and Investor Roadshows.

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Background/development

The Free State of Saxony can look back on a long commercial tradition, from its silver mines in the middle ages to semiconductor technology today. Saxony currently belongs to the top 20 innovation locations in Europe. Saxony has set itself the goal of becoming one of the top 10 most innovative and commercially strong regions in Europe.

For this reason, the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport launched its business plan competition for the IT industry, futureSAX, in 1999. In 2002, the program was expanded to all commercial areas. As a knowledge and communication platform, futureSAX initially had the objective of supporting startups and young companies active in knowledge-based and technology-oriented fields. Since mid-2013, futureSAX is also open for high-growth companies with an established market position.

futureSAX - the ecosystem for innovation and growth