The international and interdisciplinary science and research institutions in Görlitz bring fresh momentum for business and community. These include well-known institutes like Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Leibniz.
As a result of structural change, targeted and expanded measures are being taken in this area. Various initiatives have joined forces to promote regional innovation. The overriding goal is to increase the speed of innovation in Görlitz and to strengthen the Free State of Saxony as a center for science and industrial research as a whole.
There’s support available for research in companies and cooperation with institutes. You can find an overview of the possibilities in the funding area.
he climate on Earth, the structure of stars and planets, the traffic in a metropolis or the metabolism in the human body - they all have one thing in common: they are complex systems, characterised by a diverse network of causes and effects. Countless influencing variables interact with each other. If one of them is changed, this can have surprising consequences for the entire system that are difficult to predict.Read more
As part of joint research projects with the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, the renowned Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has been operating one of six “Cybersecurity Training Labs” in Germany since 2017.Read more
At the nearby Zittau site, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft opened the Fraunhofer Plastics Technology Center in Upper Lusatia in 2011, right next to the university.Read more
The Siemens turbine factory in Görlitz looks back on a long history characterized by constant change. Technical innovations, changes in the product portfolio, changes in ownership shaped by the course of history and changes in the markets have determined the history of the location since 1906. But one constant remains: energy. Since its founding, the industrial site has been supplying products and solutions for generating electricity and heat. The conversion and storage of energy will continue to be the most important driver of the Görlitz Innovationscampus in the future.Read more
DLR energy research is making key contributions to the decarbonized energy system of the future as well as to the transition phase. The focus is on a sustainable energy supply as a key element to shaping the energy transition and achieving the German and global climate targets. The portfolio includes renewable energy sources, energy conversion technologies and energy storage as well as energy systems analysis.Read more
Nature research has a long tradition in Görlitz. Scientists here have been investigating the biodiversity, systematics and ecology of animals and plants as well as geological issues for over 200 years. Originating from the Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Görlitz, the Natural History Museum has been part of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and thus the Leibniz Association since 2009 with around 120 employees.Read more
The Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. More than 100 professors conduct research in six faculties and teach around 3,000 students. With a range on offer, three main research fields have emerged: energy and the environment, transformation processes in business and society, and materials-structure-surfaces.Read more
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation is a joint research facility of the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Dresden University of Technology (TUD). In particular, the TUD is represented by the International Institute Zittau (IHI), which is a central academic unit of the university.Read more
A technology park is to be set up in Görlitz, which will test and further develop pioneering ideas from the field of construction – such as digital networking in construction – on real machines, converting them into marketable products. Engineers from the TU Dresden work with more than 20 partners to develop machine and communication technologies for a fully networked construction site. The project is based at the Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.Read more
Image sources: CASUS: CASUS-Institut - Juniks-HZDR, Foto Hochschule: Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Foto Senckenberg: Senckenberg Gesellschaft, Sven Tränkner, Foto IZS: S. Tramsen/IÖR-Media, Siemens Innovationscampus: Pawel Sosnowski, Bauen 4.0: TU Dresden, Fraunhofer Academy: EGZ