Stanislaw Tillich: Foreword Business Location Free State of Saxony

Dear Reader,

25 years following the foundation, our Free State of Saxony has proven to be a vibrant business location and a land of innovation. We will not, however, rest on our laurels. On the contrary: we want to stay with it, in line with our location campaign „Think it. Plan it. Do it. Simply Saxony.” For me, it is about link­­ing our potentials in science and research, companies and organisations, politics and society to an even greater extent, thereby providing the impetus for a new wave of business start-ups. We need five “i”s to achieve this: Innovation as the starting point of every value creation. Investments to turn ideas into products. Fast and comprehensive Internet network as a basis for the Internet of things and Industry 4.0. As well as integration as a prerequisite for further internationalisation in science and business.

I want entrepreneurs and investors to say: “Saxony is a ‘state full of possibilities’. I feel welcome here. Here I can make my ideas and dreams come true. Here I can find the support I need. And here there are people that share the same passion.” You can find examples of success stories as a motivation in this edition.

Autoren-BIldStanislaw Tillich: Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony