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22.02.2024 Saxony-Anhalt Embraces Change as an Opportunity: Billions Invested in Key Transformation IndustriesCompanies are currently injecting nearly three billion euros into projects in Saxony-Anhalt, marking a significant commitment to transformative initiatives. When factoring in Intel's giga-investments, an additional zero needs to be appended.
31.01.2024 From train carriages to medical devices: solutions for quality-assured 3D printing with plasticsEstablishing Central Germany as a "3D printing region", opening up new fields of application and making additive manufacturing with thermoplastics eco-nomically viable for small and medium-sized enterprises: With this goal in mind, 15 partners have joined forces in the "AddiQ" project.
Securing future patient care through the minimally invasive treatment of common diseases: This is the goal that the Research Campus STIMULATE and RAYDIAX GmbH have set themselves. Around 200 people have been working on technical solutions to achieve this goal within the research campus since 2012, mainly at the Magdeburg site. RAYDIAX GmbH, a spin-off founded in 2022 by former scientists from Otto von Guericke University/the Research Campus STIMULATE, is developing a specialized image assistance system for this type of particularly patient-friendly surgery.
05.01.2024 National Academy of Engineering Announces Winner of 2024 Charles Stark Draper Prize for EngineeringThe National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, is the recipient of the 2024 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering. Parkin is being recognized for engineering spintronic technologies, enabling digital information storage that serves as a foundation for today’s data-driven world.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS is working with partners to develop a marketable, completely bio-based and non-toxic plasticizer for use in elastomers and thermoplastics. Using rapeseed oil as a starting product, more sustainable solutions for tires and packaging should become possible. The project partners also want to design a corresponding pilot plant in central Germany as part of the "Biocerine" project.
10.11.2023 Regional network “AddiQ” aims to establish quality assurance for additive manufacturing (3-printing) in industrial productionAdditive manufacturing (3-printing) is one of the production technologies of the future. Speed and flexibility characterize the new possibilities of 3-printing in the production of components.
09.11.2023 Avnet celebrates topping-out ceremony for its high-performance distribution center in Bernburg (Saale)Bernburg (Saale), 9th November 2023. "We are delighted that we can celebrate the topping-out ceremony for our high-performance distribution center here in Bernburg (Saale) today. With the support of our partners, the city, the district and the state of Saxony-Anhalt, we consider ourselves lucky that the construction is progressing so quickly and according to plan," explains Slobodan Puljarevic, President Avnet EMEA. "For us as a company, this means that the Bernburg site will enable us to serve the growing market needs and implement our growth strategy in Europe."
26.10.2023 RAYDIAX secures €3.5 million in fresh capital to develop its therapy assistance computed tomography system in the fight against cancerRAYDIAX, a spin-off of the STIMULATE research campus/ Otto-vonGuericke-University Magdeburg, is developing an image assistance system based on the principles of computed tomography for use in minimally invasive cancer treatments. The company secures €3.5 million in fresh capital to advance the development of the preclinical prototype and prepare for market entry in Europe and the USA. A seed round of €2.4 million is led by HTGF and bmp Ventures with IBG funds. In addition, RAYDIAX will receive €1.1 million in funding through a top-up of an “EXIST: transfer of research” grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).
28.09.2023 Laying of the foundation stone: Mercedes-Benz Trucks sets up central logistics hub for the global supply of spare parts in HalberstadtFlexible, efficient, and sustainable spare parts logistics is an important success factor for Daimler Truck and its customers worldwide: Fast and comprehensive parts supply enables vehicle fleets to spend as much time as possible in operation, and as little time as necessary at a standstill. As the heart of the worldwide spare parts supply of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, a completely new logistics location, the Daimler Truck Global Parts Center, is being built in Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt.
27.09.2023 Li-Cycle Celebrates the Opening of One of the Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facilities in Europe in Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyLi-Cycle Holdings Corp., a leading global lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, yesterday celebrated the grand opening of its first Spoke recycling facility in Europe, located in Sülzetal near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Saxony-Anhalt is a pioneer in medical technology – as proven on a daily basis by the 120 companies in this sector who have set up in the area. Here, they benefit from an extensive research and science landscape and networking in clusters. The close interaction between business and academia gives rise to innovations across the entire bandwidth of medtech applications.
MedTech is located all over the state: The Magdeburg Port of Science is home to the Research Campus STIMULATE, for example, where more than 35 partners from industry, academia, and medicine are researching the medical technology of tomorrow. There the medtech start-up scene is thriving with companies like Raydiax, mediMESH or SecureAir. Based in Halle (Saale) we have the protein specialists of NH DyeAgnostics and the Forschungszentrum Ultraschall ultrasound research center, and in Dessau, seleon specializes in fluid systems and development partnerships.
Specialist will be trained locally, too. The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences offers an interdisciplinary course in biomedical technology, specializing in VR/AR. The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg also offers a bachelor's degree program in medical technology and in collaboration with STIMULATE.
In our latest press kit, we delve into the world of medical technology, its innovative companies, and show the movers and shakers of the medicine of tomorrow.
The availability of affordable green energy can drive the shift to a climate-neutral economy and amplify its effects. Against the background of rising energy costs and calls for greater sustainability, the majority of businesses are focusing on the issue of energy and looking for suppliers of green electricity. “Companies are increasingly likely to move to areas where electricity is generated locally and as cheaply as possible,“ says Dr. Robert Franke, Managing Director of the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt. Saxony-Anhalt is one of the leading regions in Germany when it comes to the expansion of renewable energy production. “There has been a significant increase in the efforts to make our energy supply more independent of fossil fuels, to optimize processes and to improve energy efficiency,” said Thomas Micka, head of the business department at the State Energy Agency of Saxony-Anhalt (LENA). The agency's role is to help companies to become more energy-efficient, sustainable and climate-neutral.
In this press kit, we highlight examples from Saxony-Anhalt of the changes companies are making, the innovations they are developing on the path toward climate-neutral industrial production and the digital solutions that are increasing efficiency and reducing resource use.
Novelis has so far invested around 300 million U.S. dollars in aluminum recycling at its site in Nachterstedt, Saxony-Anhalt. The "Solar Materials" project is still operating in a test facility. Three founders have developed a technology that enables them to recycle solar equipment almost completely. APK AG, which now employs 220 people, has developed a recycling technology to keep plastics in the circular economy. The company is the first to produce single-variety recyclates from plastic composites on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, in northern Saxony-Anhalt, the Altmark Industrial and Business Park (IGPA) is growing as a bioenergy site in the countryside. The Canadian Mercer International Group opened one of the world's most modern pulp mills here in 2004. Residual materials from production are used to feed a modern biorefinery. These and other examples demonstrate the importance of the circular economy in Saxony-Anhalt. You can find more information in our press kit.
One of the best-known products is aspirin. Numerous other pills, capsules or infusions are also produced in Saxony-Anhalt. Behind them are companies such as Bayer Bitterfeld, Salutas, IDT Biologika, Wacker, Merz, Mibe or Oncotec. Saxony-Anhalt is thus one of the top addresses for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, both nationally and globally.
As a region, "airea" covers the entire pharmaceutical value chain: from research and development to production, marketing, logistics and service.
WACKER recently began expanding its Weinberg Campus technology park site into an mRNA competence center. In the future, active ingredients based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), such as mRNA vaccines against the coronavirus, will be produced here.
More information and stories about the pharmaceutical hotspot Saxony-Anhalt are available for download. We would be happy to support you in your reporting with contacts, further information or rights-free photos.
The Californian company Intel wants to build two state-of-the-art semiconductor plants in Magdeburg – the first on the European continent for this American corporation. The investment volume is 17 billion euros.
Ice cream manufacturer Florida-Eis in Berlin plans to build Germany’s first carbon neutral ice cream factory in Schönebeck on the outskirts of Magdeburg, creating 250 jobs.
These are just two of numerous examples in Saxony-Anhalt, which show: HERE, the thinking is focused on sustainability and saving resources. We have compiled further examples for you in an attached press kit. We’re also happy to talk to you about this.
At the Zerbst Regenerative Energy Park, GETEC green energy GmbH is building a plant to produce 100 percent green hydrogen: Saxony-Anhalt is a pioneer in building a hydrogen economy.
As part of his summer bicycle tour, Sven Schulze, Saxony-Anhalt's Minister of Economics, Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry, visited Dow ValuePark Schkopau, where he was honored as a "Center of Excellence".
The power of nature: Green Gate Gatersleben, a place of the future Plant biotechnology and plant genome research in the heart of Europe
Premiere: 12 Places of the Future and IMG launch joint skilled worker campaign "Find your future HERE."
We have compiled further examples for you in a press kit. We would be happy to discuss them with you.