Investment and expansions always put the squeeze on your finances. That's why there are more than 1,000 federal and EU funding programs for your project.

Below is an excerpt from the wide range of funding possibilities. As every project has a different set of requirements, our Business Service team will be happy to develop a funding packages tailored exactly to your needs.

Funding for Investment

Dresden is within a region with high incentive rates according to the regional aid guidelines of the European Union.

For setting up, expanding or diversifying an operating site, this area receives funding towards investment costs (up to 35 percent of eligible project costs). The incentives are provided in the form of nonrepayable grants.

Funding for Research and Development

In Germany, roughly 70 billion euros are said to be raised every year for R&D projects. The focus is on labor costs of research and development projects and the support of cooperation between companies and research institutions.

Funding for Recruitment and Professional Development

In Dresden you will find support for specialist and executive staff recruitment and professional development. Dresden Job Agency's service for employers advises you on all recruitment-related questions. Funding can be provided on various programs for your own professional development and that of your workforce.

Financing via Low-Interest Loans

Public business development banks in Germany offer low-interest loans to investors from at home and abroad. Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) is the central funding institute for the state of Saxony. Among other things, SAB provides loans to small and medium-sized companies for investment, with low interest rates and deferred redemption.

Other Funding Instruments
  • Intensive consultancy / coaching
  • Subsidy for attending trade shows in Germany and abroad
  • Other funding programs provided by Saxony, the Federal Republic and the EU

Excellence is the city‘s motto

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.