Landing pad to grow your start-up in Germany

Is your company ready to enter Europe’s biggest market? Want to become part of world-famous „Made in Germany“? At IOSax.hub we’ll hook you up with the right people. In Saxony – a German High-Tech and Engineering hot spot.

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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
  • Mobility
  • IT / Microelectronics / Semiconductor
  • Materials
  • Robotic
  • MedTech / AgeTech
  • 6G

Pick your strategic focus

A six-months programme to get your growth engine running

Small batches of three companies per year enable us to provide you with truly personalised support. Our aim is to introduce you personally to Saxon businesses and academia – your potential pilot customers and business partners in Germany.


Each topic covers two weeks. During these periods, each company has access to 120 hours of individual and group coaching. We require your personal attendance at 75% of these sessions. A further 25% can be completed remotely.

Between the sessions, we invite you to matching events, (international) trade shows and business trips. You can either stay for free in a co-working space in Leipzig or Dresden or you may choose to travel back home.

  • 03-14. February 2025


    Tell us who you are! In an individual online session we dive deep into your technical solution and your business model.

  • 07. April 2025


    Welcome to Saxony! Our first real-life encounter. Meet the cohort and the IOSax team.

    In person
  • 08-18. April 2025

    Markets & Customers

    Where's my market in Germany? This class goes deep into profiling your B2B customers and approaching them.

    In person
  • 05-16. May 2025

    Product & Business Model

    Does my product meet the needs? Our coaches screen your assets, explore new services and business models.

    In person
  • 02-13. June 2025


    We identify your ideal customers and advise you on how to get in touch. We also support you during client meetings.

    In person
  • 04-15. August 2025


    How do I develop my product? This session is about finding the right partners - be it universities or companies.

    In person
  • 22-06. October 2025


    How do I convince investors? The final weeks cover investor profiling, financial planning and story telling.

    In person
  • 07. October 2025

    HTVD & Final

    Meet your investor at the Hightech Venture Days, an exclusive event for hardware investors, 40 selected companies - and you! The HTVD mark the grand final of IOSax.hub 2025.

    In Person

Applying for IOSax.hub

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!

We are a 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.