Science & Innovation

Dresden is a city of knowledge and skills. Almost half of all workers have scientific and technological careers or have studied a subject in that field. The people of Dresden have a deep-rooted tradition of engineering and openness towards new technologies.

No. 1 Location for Science

Nowhere else in Germany can so many scientists and research institutions be found in such a small area.

University Research

Headed by Dresden University of Technology and the University of Applied Sciences, local university research is in excellent shape.

Non-University Research

All the four major German research organizations can be found here, covering both basic and practice-oriented research.

Cooperative Research / Projects

The many institutions for basic and applied research in Dresden do not work in isolation but concentrate their skills at their many points of contact.


DRESDEN-concept offers an alliance between the university and the four major non-university research organizations that is unrivalled in Germany.

Transfer of Knowledge and Technology

Knowledge transfer facilities and technology centers ensure that scientific findings are soon turned into economic success.

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.