April 28, 2021
The current COVID-19 crisis poses an essential threat to companies. It puts them under enormous time and financial pressure and narrows the scope for innovation. Saxony's economic structure consists of 90 percent micro-enterprises and is therefore very small-scale. In addition, there is a strong focus on individual industries such as automotive manufacturing, mechanical engineering or microelectronics. It is therefore essential to strengthen the resilience of these companies and ensure their continued existence in order to safeguard value creation in Saxony as a business location.
The aim of the project is to strengthen Saxon companies in their ability to secure competitive advantages from innovations quickly and adapted to the conditions changed by COVID-19. The project focuses on increased cooperation and interlinking of Saxon companies, including across industry boundaries. This should lead to a long-term coverage of needs, a strengthening of the regional economy, a reduction of the dependence on global supply chains and an increase of the share of value added in Saxony.
Fraunhofer IMW is developing a method for measuring the resilience of business models for the target industries of Saxony's manufacturing sector. Based on this, innovative ideas for a more competitive, but at the same time more resilient value creation are developed and implemented in pilot projects with Saxon companies. The experiences of the pilot projects serve as a basis for the development of an overall concept for the expansion of value creation in the Saxon economy.
Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism
1.9.2020 - 31.12.2022
Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert mit Steuermitteln auf Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes.