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.