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  • June 2023

  • 21.06.2023 Development of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park is underway

    The partners in the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park consortium have made their final investment decision, which represents the starting point for the implementation of the innovative hydrogen project. This means that the theoretical planning phase has ended and building work can begin. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister Presidents Dr. Reiner Haseloff (Saxony-Anhalt) and Michael Kretschmer (Saxony) and the directors of the companies that make up the consortium. The construction work will take several years. This brings the production, storage, transport and use of green hydrogen in central Germany much closer. The consortium partners are playing a key part in driving the energy transition and the structural transformation of central Germany. read more tweet Print
  • 20.06.2023 MECOTEC ASIA opens new office in Singapore

    ”We are proud to officially open our new office in Singapore for the Asia Pacific Market and are honored that we can do this in the presence of Mr. Alvin Tan MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry for Singapore”, said Enrico Klauer, CEO of MECOTEC GmbH. ”It is with great pleasure that we can offer our customers in the new 1200 sq feet office space, located on Commonwealth Lane (Queenstown), a showroom with the possibility to experience our products themselves.” read more tweet Print
  • 19.06.2023 Intel Plans Investments in Europe

    Intel and the German federal government have signed a revised letter of intent for Intel’s planned leading-edge wafer fabrication site in Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt state in Germany. The agreement encompasses Intel’s expanded investment in the site, now expected to be more than 30 billion euros for two first-of-a-kind semiconductor facilities (also known as “fabs”) in Europe, along with increased government support that includes incentives, reflecting the expanded scope and change in economic conditions since the site was first announced. read more tweet Print
  • 12.06.2023 An innovation from Saxony-Anhalt wins award of the 8th East German Economic Forum (OWF)

    meshpack netting solutions GmbH from Klötze in Saxony-Anhalt has been awarded this year’s “Vorsprung” prize for entrepreneurs by the East German Economic Forum on June 11, 2023. Saxony-Anhalt's Minister of Economy, Sven Schulze, and the Managing Director of the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG), Dr. Robert Franke, attended the award ceremony. The company is Germany’s only producer of Christmas tree netting. The plastic used to make the nets can be recycled and returned to the circular economy. In addition, the company has launched a compostable bioplastic net made of maize starch. read more tweet Print
  • 08.06.2023 Carbon fiber compounding at WIPAG in Gardelegen: Groundbreaking ceremony for new production site

    With a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, Jens Kaatze (CEO), Frank Kriebisch (Senior Advisor Technology), Olaf Fröde (Director Operations WIPAG) and Norbert Scheinert (Head of Production WIPAG Gardelegen) herald the start of construction for a new production hall in Gardelegen. A new facility for the production of high-quality carbon fiber compounds is being built on the 39,000-square-meter site. In total, the Otto Krahn Group, to which WIPAG is part of, is investing 10 million euros at the Gardelegen site in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). read more tweet Print
  • May 2023

  • 31.05.2023 NexWafe Secures €30M to Break Ground on First Commercial-Scale Green Solar Wafer Plant

    NexWafe GmbH (NexWafe) today announced it secured €30M to accelerate the construction of its first commercial-scale facility in Bitterfeld, Germany to fabricate the company’s green solar wafers. The funds come from NexWafe’s current group of investors, including Reliance New Energy Limited, Aramco Ventures and ATHOS Venture GmbH, as well as new investors, including the Honorable Malcolm Turnbull AC and Keshik Capital, led by Alex Turnbull. NexWafe anticipates raising additional funding in the second half of this year. read more tweet Print
  • 17.05.2023 Saxony-Anhalt – a dynamic environment and a hotspot for hydrogen technologies

    Saxony-Anhalt is a pioneer when it comes to building a green hydrogen economy. Numerous innovative ideas have already become lighthouses here. For example, how green hydrogen can be produced and used economically on an industrial scale, or how hydrogen could be stored safely. The country would like to become a center of European hydrogen technology and is looking for investors along the value chain. read more tweet Print
  • 17.05.2023 Deutsche Aircraft breaks ground at Leipzig/Halle airport for the final assembly line

    [Translate to English:] Die Montagelinie wird auf einer Fläche von rund 62.000 Quadratmetern errichtet und hat eine Produktionskapazität für 48 D328eco™-Flugzeuge pro Jahr. Neben der Produktionshalle werden ein Hangar für die Auslieferung der Flugzeuge sowie ein Logistikzentrum und ein Verwaltungsgebäude mit Parkplätzen gebaut. read more tweet Print
  • 11.05.2023 TESVOLT and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg sign cooperation agreement

    TESVOLT AG, one of the innovation and market leaders for commercial and industrial energy storage solutions, and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) today announced a partnership in the field of battery technology. The framework agreement was signed by OVGU Rector Prof. Jens Strackeljan and the three members of the TESVOLT AG Management Board. read more tweet Print
  • 08.05.2023 MECOTEC GmbH establishes subsidiary in China

    On May 8, 2023, the ceremonial inauguration of MECOTEC China took place in the German Centre Shanghai. In the presence of numerous cryotechnology enthusiastic guests, an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a traditional Chinese lion dance symbolizing luck and prosperity took place after the opening speeches. Afterwards, everyone present was able to personally test a cryo:one+ cold chamber with temperatures down to -85 °C set up on site. read more tweet Print


Presskit Medtech in Saxony-Anhalt

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.

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Presskit The advantages of green energy

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.

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Presskit Ciruclar Economy

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.

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Presskit Food Industry

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Presskit Pharma

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.

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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.

Download Press Kit Business Location Saxony-Anhalt 2022

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