biosaxony e.V. – moving to the top
Ever since the foundation of biosaxony e.V. as a registered association in December 2009, biotechnology and related areas of engineering ranging from the material sciences to medical equipment in Saxony have been represented by its members. This network comprising members and external partners is managed by the biosaxony association. The chairman of the five-strong board made up of scientists and industrialists is Roland Göhde, who is the CEO of Partec GmbH, an internationally active company based in the town of Görlitz.
By operating in the entire region of Saxony, the biosaxony association continuously forges new, effective network links and also acts as the spokesman and coordinator of the biotech industry vis-à-vis policymakers in Saxony. The sustained growth of the biotech sector is nurtured by the early involvement of stakeholders as well as coordinated strategy development and concerted action.
The main activities of the biosaxony association include:
- Regional and global showcasing of Saxony’s biotech industry
- Attracting, aiding and networking members
- Brokerage of consulting and other expertise-based services
- Regular hosting of workshops and meetings to promote communication within biosaxony and with external partners
- Communication between government, research and industry
- Support for spin-offs, corporate investment and relocations
- Organization of trade show participation and joint stands for network members and partners
- Support for the newly formed biosax 2030 (the Saxon commission analysing the future of biotechnology and life sciences) to hone Saxony’s growth campaign for new biotech businesses and SMEs
Work on the ground is strengthened by the two offices maintained by biosaxony in Dresden and Leipzig. Additional activities are to be developed in other key areas of Saxony.
Thematic teams address particular areas of interest to the member companies, such as diagnostics or drug development. This provides conceptual stimulus for the biotech industry’s further growth in Saxony and also produces the recommendations needed for political decision-making.