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Germany's #1 landing pad for cutting-edge technologies
If you do business or conduct research in the following fields, Saxony is your place to be!
We can best support you if you have a technically sophisticated product and operate a B2B business model.
- Energy / Transformation
- IT / Microelectronics / Semiconductor
- MedTech / AgeTech
Set-up your sales activities in the German-speaking countries as well as Poland and the Czech Republic.
Ennoble your product with the label "Made in Germany" by working with outstanding universities, research facilities and R&D businesses.
Get funded by international investors with a particular focus on hardware and deep tech.
Plan your production line with German SMEs (aka Mittelstand), vibrant tech start-ups and traditional crafts.
Topics are organized into two-week segments, offering flexibility with hybrid classes accessible from your office in Dresden or Leipzig or virtually from anywhere. During breaks, feel free to reside at your new German base or journey back home.
Throughout April to October 2024, we require approximately 40% of your time in Saxony. Embrace a leisurely break from mid-June to early August :)
15-17. January 2024
Tell us who you are! In an individual online session we dive deep into your technical solution and your business model.
08. April 2024
Welcome to Saxony! Our first real-life encounter takes place in Dresden (TBC). Meet the cohort and the IOSax team.
09-19. April 2024
Personas & MarketingIn person
Where's my market in Germany? This class goes deep into profiling your B2B customers and approaching them.
03-14. June 2024
Does my product meet the needs? Our coaches screen your assets, explore new services and business models
05-16. August 2024
Company buildingIn person
How can I identify the optimal business location and recruit talent in Germany? If you plan to invest, we provide guidance on accessing public co-funding opportunities such as grants and loans.
02-04. October 2024
Do I have a compelling narrative and a robust financial strategy? We'll guide you toward investment readiness.
07-11. October 2024
HTVD & FinalIn Person
Meet your investor at the Hightech Venture Days - an exclusive event for hardware investors eager to meet your company! The HTVD mark the grand final of IOSax.hub 2024.
We are scouting for start-ups that possess:
> a dedicated team
> a clear orientation towards high-tech and B2B solutions
> commitment to invest time and resources by spending several weeks in Germany
If your venture embodies these qualities, we invite you to join our program and pave the way in Saxony's thriving high-tech sphere!
Send us your application via f6s by 15 December 2023
We will announce the selected participants after a thorough review on 2 January 2024
Following an anamnesis in January the programme kicks-off on 8 April 2024 (see timeline above)
Non-profit public service
IOSax is part of Saxony Trade & Invest – a regional public institution run by the Saxon Ministry of Economics. All our services are non-profit. Our mission is to promote international business development and cross-border cooperation. IOSax.hub aims to connect promising European start-ups with companies and academia from Saxony.