As the capital of the state of Saxony, Dresden is the seat of the regional government. This means that important state-level decision-makers are within easy reach. Various offices and regional facilities are based here, and the city houses the Saxon state parliament, making Dresden the political centre of Saxony.
Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.