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22th of October 2020 | Globalfoundries presents new AI chip "made in saxony": Serial production to start 2022 in Dresden
The novel chip was developed by the semiconductor manufacturer Globalfoundries in cooperation with the Belgian research company Imec. Its strength lies in the processing of large amounts of data, such as those found in Big Data and AI applications. For these, the chip needs to work extremely energy-saving and to be more powerful than conventional chips. A functional demonstrator was recently presented to the public. The start of serial production is planned for 2022. The exclusive production site is Dresden, Europe's largest semiconductor production site. Globalfoundries operates a plant there, which is considered to be world-leading in semiconductor production. Globalfoundries plans to invest around 1.4 billion euros in its own expansion in 2021.
15 October 2020 | CO2 in steel production: Blast furnace hydrogen extraction in Dresden saves eight million tons a year
Around seven percent of global CO2 emissions are generated in steel production. One reason for this is the CO2-intensive use of coke to reduce iron ore. To reduce CO2 emissions, coke is now to be replaced by hydrogen. To this end, scientists from Fraunhofer Institute, including its Dresden-based ceramics institute IKTS, are researching a new process called direct reduction. It would make it possible to save 95 percent of the current CO2 emissions – in Germany around eight million tons a year.
The savings are made possible by hydrogen extraction integrated into steel production, which uses a special electrolysis system developed by IKTS. Thanks to heat-resistant ceramic cells, it should be able to use not only green electricity but also the heat from the blast furnaces for the hydrogen extraction. The process has already been examined by IKTS researcher Dr. Matthias Jahn in a feasibility study and is to be further tested as part of a Saxon hydrogen competence center.
09th of October 2020 | Dresden-based manufacturer of mini wind turbines prepares IPO
With only three employees and four installed systems, the Dresden-based technology start-up iQron is at the very beginning of its corporate history. But it already has big plans. The company intends to set up production with 50 employees in Saxony and sell around 4,000 small wind turbines annually on the world market. To achieve this, however, additional capital is needed, which iQron now wants to raise by going public on the Paris stock exchange, which offers technology start-ups a good investment climate through its Access Segment. The sale of 25 percent of the shares should generate proceeds of eight million euros. Of this, 4.5 million are planned for the development of production and sales, the rest will flow back to the owner, the Dresden venture capital holding E2C3, according to the "Sächsische Zeitung".
There is great potential in the small wind turbines: With a diameter of only 4.4 meters and an output of 2.5 to 7 kilowatts, they are ideal for the emission-free and cost-effective operation of mobile phone masts and water pumps. iQron would be the first manufacturer to mass-produce the mini wind turbines. There is no shortage of potential customers for the company: there are around two and a half million mobile phone masts worldwide that come into question. With Deutsche Telekom, the ambitious start-up has already found an important cooperation partner for initial field tests in Nuremberg.
02.10.2020 | Dresden-based car sharing provider Carl and Carla expands into four more cities
Carl and Carla is expanding rapidly. The Dresden-based car sharing service provider for vans, minibuses and campers is expanding its fleet by 100 additional VW vans and is now also present in Dortmund, Bonn, Erlangen and Fürth. The company currently offers a total of 500 vehicles in 21 German cities. As its latest model, the startup added an electric minibus from VW, the Elektro-6.1T, to its fleet. With this prototype, the team wants to find out how the new offer is accepted by customers and how they handle it. Carl and Carla originated in the Future Mobility Incubator of VW's “Gläserne Manufaktur” in Dresden. The start-up program is a cooperation between Volkswagen and the City of Dresden to promote innovative business ideas related to future mobility.
25th of September 2020 | Modern technology against cancer - New National Center for Tumor Diseases at Dresden University Hospital
With the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT/UCC), a new hotspot for research and treatment has opened in Dresden. The NCT is supported by the University Hospital and the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). he Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the TU Dresden and the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) are also represented at the NCT, which thus brings together a large number of renowned research institutions in one location.
Scientists and medical experts have access to the most modern facilities for analysis and treatment available in Germany. The close proximity also facilitates the intense interdisciplinary cooperation of different specialists and disciplines required for complicated cancer diseases and simplifies processes from cell analysis to the surgical removal of malignant tissue. The networking of instruments and equipment by experts from medicine and computer science is decisive in this context. In total, up to 500 peoplewill make valuable contributions to the fight against tumour diseases at the NCT in Dresden.
This further reinforces Dresden's status as one of the leading biotech locations in Europe. Only in July, the newly founded company Innate Repair Saxony GmbH (iRSN) added another biotech player to the site. The city of Dresden is supporting the company, which is active in the field of diabetes research, with 70,000 euros in funding as part of its this year's Innovation Promotion Program.
17th of September 2020 | Dresden's Innovation Promotion Program - 2020 award winners presented
In its fourth year of its innovation promotion program, the city of Dresden supports seven exceptional projects that use new and clever approaches to tackle problems of relevance to the city. An expert committee evaluated the submitted applications in June 2020. The decisions over funding amounts between 10,000 and 100,000 euros have now been announced during an award ceremony. This year's winners are the companies Innate Repair, coboworx, SEMRON, eMAXX, PIKOBYTES, scoolio and IoT-Plan. They represent the broad spectrum of innovations emanating from Dresden. The innovations tackle global challenges such as energy efficiency and sustainability as well as very practical issues such as the use of robots in small and medium-sized enterprises or securing skilled workers.
The city’s Innovation Award is open to all topics and enables projects in the fields of Industry 4.0 , Smart City, new materials, future energy systems or non-technical innovations. The applicants are founders and start-ups from the high-tech sector, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Dresden, as well as research institutions and non-SMEs within the framework of company alliances.
10th of September 2020 | CeTI Dresden founds “Campus Genius” - 5G-networked robots support companies worldwide
The CeTI ("Center for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop") of the TU Dresden has founded the company "Campus Genius" in order to provide solutions for individual 5G networks to the market. With this, the CeTI Cluster of Excellence is reacting to the increasing demand for 5G networked robots, which can be used to make processes in companies more efficient, faster and more cost-effective. Fifth generation mobile communications (5G) are significantly more responsive than their predecessor LTE and can coordinate many hundreds of operations in parallel. The startup offers campus network cores and containers which are mobile 5G transmitting stations in the 3.7 and 3.8 gigahertz frequency window. They are also attractive for the path towards Industrial Internet of Things from a data protection and industrial espionage perspective as they are isolated from public mobile networks. Moreover the team around Thomas Höschele and Sebastian Itting does not use any controversial technology, but only well-known brand products and in-house developments.
4th of September 2020 | Dresden-based start-up WAKU Robotics expands internationally – Marketplace for industrial robots grows
Dresden is one of Europe’s leading robotics hubs. Young companies such as Wandelbots, which offers no-code robotics solutions, or Coboworx, where tailor-made robotics concepts are developed for SMEs, take advantage of the city’s innovative power. The young players in Dresden also include the start-up WAKU Robotics, which offers two main solutions to its international customers from the fields of logistics and e-commerce for finding the right robots for their respective applications: the independent comparison platform "LotsOfBots" and the Online Robot Solution Designer. Internationally, the demand for robots is high, but procurement is often difficult and time-consuming. WAKU Robotics has therefore set itself the goal of becoming the world's largest marketplace for mobile robots. In expanding internationally, they get support from well-known investors such as Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, the innovation platform Plug and Play and Hans-Jürgen Cramer, former managing director of Vattenfall Europe, who recently invested one million euros in the start-up.
25th of August 2020 | Dresden-based company develops Corona app for tracking event participants
From September 1st on, the "pass4all" app developed in Dresden to track contacts with corona infected persons at events will be available for download in app stores. The app reduces the effort of documenting the attendees of an event, as there will no longer be a need to issue personalized tickets. Instead, health authorities can effectively track possible chains of infection via the app. This is made possible by using a QR code or Bluetooth on the cell phone to store information on visitors’ data regarding location, time, area, row and seat. This information is already encrypted on the user’s mobile phone and thus transmitted anonymously to the health authorities. pass4all thus supplements the official Corona warning app of the German government.
20th of August 2020 | The first construction site in Germany automated via 5G mobile communications is emerging in Dresden
In Dresden, a pilot construction site automated via 5G mobile communications is to go into operation in mid 2022. This is the aim of a project coordinated by the Institute for Mechatronic Mechanical Engineering at the TU Dresden, in which over 20 construction companies, construction machinery manufacturers, software companies and other institutes are involved. By retrofitting construction machines with digital assistants and 5G modules and connecting them with a new type of construction site cloud, a more efficient construction process will be facilitated. This however constitutes only a partial automation. The robots will continue to be controlled by people on the construction site, whose work will be supported by digital assistance systems. Nevertheless, the innovation is also intended to counteract the shortage of skilled workers.
12th of August 2020 | Research team at TU Dresden works on the development of Corona rapid test
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the TU Dresden is working on the development of a Corona rapid test, aiming to deliver results much faster than previously possible. Based on the analysis of blood drops, the test is planned to take only a few minutes, whereas the results of currently existing tests are only available after about four hours in the best case scenario. The method is planned to be ready for use in 2021. In the long term, it is also planned to develop a test methodology that will enable sensors on smartphones to detect an infection through skin contact. Employing faster tests enables the timely interruption of chains of infection, thus making an important contribution to containing the pandemic.
6th of August 2020 | Expansion of the “Universelle Werke” planned – New Innovation Campus for Robotics and Lightweight Constructions in Dresden
The “Universelle Werke“, the Dresden innovation center for high-tech companies, is to be expanded by 2022. Already now, the centre on the site of the old factory is home to start-ups, research and technology companies in the fields of lightweight construction and new materials, digitalization as well as future mobility and robotics. Since its inauguration in 2019, the location enjoys great popularity and its capacity is fully utilized. Therefore the Dresden Economic Development Agency together with the real estate experts from Immopact are now planning the spatial expansion. This will create a completely new innovation campus focusing on robotics and lightweight construction in the heart of the city. The reactivation of an additional 15,000 square meters will almost quadruple the usable area of the Universelle Werke and provide space for many further innovative companies.
30th of July 2020 | Coboworx opens new office at the “Universelle Werke” – Business location Dresden attractive for up-and-coming robotics-startup
The company coboworx with its headquarters in Osann-Monzel near Trier opens a new office at the “Universelle Werke”, a technology centre in Robot Valley Dresden. The startup offers robot-based automation solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. The founders cite the innovative strength of the TU Dresden and the exciting ecosystem of the location in the field of robotics as decisive factors in the choice of location. In addition, the city's fast decision to grant an innovation support contributed to the decision. coboworx specializes in collaborative robots, so-called cobots. The company has developed a new software-based method for significantly shortening the risk and hazard assessment of new cobots and offers an online platform for the digitalised recognition of automation potential and the calculation of the ROI.
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14th of July 2020 | Dresden companies take part in the HANNOVER MESSE DIGITAL DAYS
Several companies from Dresden presented their work at the virtual HANNOVER MESSE DIGITAL DAYS on 14 and 15 July. N+P Informationssysteme GmbH presented its development of a "Digital Twin" which acts as a human-centered information point in industrial software, FCP Fuel Cell Powertrain GmbH presented innovative fuel cells and powertrains for the international market and Wandelbots showcased its latest product, the TracePen. Two Fraunhofer Institutes also participated, EAS Dresden of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS participated with an innovation in the field of sensor technology and predictive maintenance, and the presentation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS featured an innovation in the field of green hydrogen.
10th of July 2020 | TU Dresden Cluster of Excellence makes spectacular discovery in the field of solid state physics
The Cluster of Excellence Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter (CT.QMAT) of TU Dresden opens up new fields of research for physicists from all over the world with a spectacular discovery. The research group was able to demonstrate phenomena of quantum physics in ultrapure metals on a macroscopic level for the first time. Previously, most of these phenomena had only been observed at the smaller microscopic level, thereby on the scale of atoms and electrons. Experimental evidence was obtained on the ultrapure metals palladium cobalt oxide and platinum cobalt oxide by measuring periodic superpositions of electron waves over a length of 20,000 atomic distances. Previously, only measurements over a length of ten to 100 atomic distances were common.
8th of July 2020 – Three Dresden startups are awarded the Saxon Founders Prize - Morphus Space GmbH wins first place
Three of the five winners of the Saxon Founders Prize 2020 are companies from Dresden. The prize was awarded as part of the digital format of the futureSAX innovation conference.
The first place was awarded to Dresden-based Morpheus Space GmbH for amazingly small and efficient propulsion solutions for the autonomous operation of satellites.
The second place went to Semron GmbH, also based in Dresden, for manufacturing semiconductor chips with the energy efficiency of a brain.
The third place also went, partly, to Dresden, to Peerox GmbH for a self-learning assistance system for operating machinery. The third place was also awarded to LiGenium GmbH from Chemnitz, the audience award went to BSW-Education from Thalheim.
24th of June 2020 | New laboratory complex in Dresden – Institute for research on quantum materials planned
The Leibnitz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) is planning the construction of a new building complex on premises of about 10,000 square meters in Dresden. From 2024 onwards, it will offer space for laboratories specialising on industry-related research as well as a newly planned institute for research on quantum materials. Research on these materials, which have particularly special properties due to quantum effects, is expected to help achieve breakthroughs in the fields of quantum computer construction, the energy industry and medical technology. The IWF is already located in Dresden, but the currently used premises already provide insufficient space.
17th of June 2020 | Microsoft and Siemens invest in Dresdner Startup Wandelbots – TracePen successfully launched
The TracePen, the latest innovation of the Dresden start-up Wandelbots, is now available on the market. The device allows for the uncomplicated programming of industrial robots without special previous knowledge. In its Series B financing round, Wandelbots recently raised a total of 26 million euros. Among the investors were the London-based venture capital firm VC 83North, as well as Microsoft and Siemens. Additionally, investors who had already participated in the last financing round in 2018 further expanded their investments.
16th of June 2020 | Dresden uses climate-friendly concrete - foundation stone laid for the carbon house "CUBE"
The first house made entirely of carbon concrete is now under construction. On 16th of June the foundation stone for the Carbonhaus "CUBE" was laid on the premises of the TU Dresden. The university has been developing the carbon fibre reinforced concrete in many years of research. The material is significantly lighter and more durable than steel reinforced concrete and thus saves up to 70% CO2 due to less material needed. Completely new architectural forms can also be realized, as is impressively demonstrated by the curved roof of the carbon house. In Dresden, carbon concrete is already being used for a bridge extension. The renovation work on the "Carola Bridge" is already well advanced and the building material has proven itself to be viable.
17th of May 2020 | Dresden offers optimal job prospects also after the crisis
In a comprehensive study conducted by the London-based provider of training and further education FutureLearn, which assessed the job prospects of cities after the corona crisis, Dresden is ranked 14th globally. It thereby ranks third among the German cities following only Munich (9th place) and Stuttgart (13th place). The study is based on forecasts of the economic stability and career opportunities of the location. Factors such as the cost of living, labor law, the quality of healthcare, opportunities for immigrants and equal rights, as well as forecasts for unemployment and economic growth were all considered in the study.
6th of May 2020 | 5G NetMobil presents research results on information exchange in road traffic
The 5G NetMobil research project, coordinated by TU Dresden, has presented its results. The 5G NetMobil is a merger of 16 partners from research, medium-sized businesses and industry, who develop digital communication concepts for road traffic.
In addition to five concrete applications for networking between vehicles and their communication with the traffic infrastructure, requirements for the future 5G network have also been developed. The results will be incorporated into the worldwide standardization of infrastructure, as well as into business models and first serial projects of partners such as BMW, Volkswagen and the traffic light manufacturer Dresden Elektronik Ingenieurtechnik GmbH:
4th of May 2020 | Wandelbots presents TracePen for robot control
The Dresden-based startup Wandelbots has introduced a new product, the TracePen, which is designed to facilitate the introduction of robots into smaller companies. Movements which are performed manually can be transferred to be imitated by via the TracePen, thus eliminating the cost-intensive effort of programming. Wandelbots hereby launches its first product available on the market in higher quantities.
9th of April 2020 | Magazine "Business Punk" declares Dresden an ideal location for high-tech
Heliatek, Sunfire and Cloud&Heat are just three examples of Dresden-based companies offering solutions for climate change due to the development of new technologies and products. The magazine Business Punk visited them and took a close look at Dresden as a high-tech location. Read more
2nd of April 2020 | Fraunhofer spin-off launches revolutionary audio technology
The Dresden-based Fraunhofer IPMS spin-off Arioso Systems GmbH has launched a new silicon-based transducer principle into the market. The new technology enables a new type of extremely small micro loudspeakers. These are used, for example, in miniaturized headphones, which can now integrate applications such as instant translation or other voice-based internet services. The project is supported by the Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, the High-Tech-Gründerfonds III and business angels, among others. Read more
2nd of April 2020 | Dresden located Barkhausen Institute involved in development of the Corona Proximity Tracking System
The Dresden Barkhausen Institute, which works closely with the TU Dresden and specializes in the core fields of the Internet of Things (IoT), is a member and contributor to the European initiative Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT). This initiative develops a basis for digital tracing in accordance with European data protection law in order to reduce the impact of the corona pandemic on life and society. The initiative has been able to contribute to the development of the security architecture, to operating system connectivity and to radio measurement for proximity detection of two individual mobile phones.
31st of March 2020 | Researchers at TU Dresden develop 3D-knitted mouth-nose mask
The technicians and scientists of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Materials Technology (ITM) at the TU Dresden, together with a cooperation partner, have succeeded in developing a fast variant for the production of novel textile 3D knitted masks for mouth and nose and have produced a prototype for immediate use. The production does not require any additional manufacturing effort.
23rd of May 2020 | DRESDEN-concept partner in the fight against the coronavirus - urgently needed parts for respirators can be manufactured by 3D printing processes
Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, supply chains are currently partly interrupted, which leads to bottlenecks in production. In various European countries, 3D printing companies have established platforms to produce missing components, e.g. for ventilators by means of additive manufacturing processes, thus supporting medical technology companies. The European Commission's call for research clusters to register their 3D printers and to participate in the production of required materials, which was launched last week, has already been followed by several DRESDEN-concept partners, such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, the Chair of Technical Design at the TU Dresden, the Center for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research at the Carl Gustav Carus Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden and the Makerspace at SLUB.
16th of March 2020 | Globalfoundries Dresden wins new customers and orders
The Dresden-based chip factory of the semiconductor company Globalfoundries (GF) is expected to be fully utilized by the end of 2020 due to new customers and orders. The circuits manufactured there consume comparatively little electricity, which makes them particularly interesting for mobile devices and battery-powered machines. The company is currently expecting the corona crisis to have a negative impact of two to three months...
5th of March 2020 | Dresden solar module factory doubles production capacity
The Dresden-based photovoltaic system provider "Solarwatt" is on course for growth even in difficult times. Following sales records, the company is investing ten million euros in research and development as well as a new production line in Dresden. Solarwatt is thus doubling its production capacity at this location.
5th of March 2020 | Wandelbots Co-Founder Christian Piechnick receives German Startup Award in the category Best Newcomer
The prize for the best newcomer of the "German Startup Award" goes to Dresden - to Christian Piechnick, one of the five founders of Wandelbots. In Berlin, the German Startups Association selected actors of the German startup scene in five categories for the first time.