The City of Dresden
The IHRS NanoNet is located in Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The city of Dresden is characterized by a unique scientific and technological environment, with an excellent cluster of academic research institutions and hosting the largest microelectronics cluster in Europe. The city is well known by its excellent quality of life, with its citizens enjoying world-famous art and a vibrant cultural scene. For information on the city of Dresden, please visit the official web site of the city or Wikipedia.
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Scientific and technological environment
The unique scientific environment of Dresden is propelled by the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the largest university of Saxony, characterized by a long tradition for academic excellence. The local outstanding cluster of academic research institutions includes 3 Max Planck Institutes, 4 Leibniz Institutes, 10 Fraunhofer Institutes, and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf., in addition branches of Helmholtz centers DLR and DZNE. Synergies in research and education between the TUD and the research institutions in Dresden are further developed and used by the founded alliance DRESDEN-concept (Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty).
The Dresden region hosts Europe’s largest microelectronics cluster concentrating commercial enterprises in a variety of fields including micro, nano and organic electronics. The collaboration between companies and research institutions is fostered by initiatives such as the leading-edge cluster Cool Silicon and the network of microelectronics industry Silicon Saxony.
The strong research activities in micro and nanoelectronics, materials and natural sciences, and electronic systems at the TU Dresden and its DRESDEN-concept partners have brought together many outstanding researchers in the University Research Cluster "Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden" (cfAED) to address the advancement of electronic information processing systems.