The Smart Systems Campus Chemnitz is an innovative network with expertise in micro and nano technologies as well as in smart systems integration. This technology park provides renowned scientific and technical centers with the entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen and an economic boost at a location where everything is on the spot. A close integration of science, applied research and industry is there an everyday reality and reflects a strategy that is being fulfilled.
The partners of the Smart Systems Campus Chemnitz are:
Chemnitz University of Technology with Institute for Physics, Center for Microtechnologies (ZfM) and Center for Integrative Lightweigth Technology (ZIL)
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS
The start-up building for companies related to the sector mentioned before forms an important part of the campus. There is space for approx. 15 start-up companies. In the present time the following companies are working there:
Berliner Nanotest und Design GmbH (common labs with EUCEMAN, Chemnitzer Werkstoffmechanik GmbH, AMIC Angewandte MicroMesstechnik GmbH, Amitronics GmbH, SEDEMAT GmbH, Clean Technologies Campus GmbH)
memsfab GmbH (common lab with Leibniz IFW)
EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH
LSE Lightweigth Structures Engineering GmbH
BiFlow Systems GmbH
The campus does not only opens doors for young entrepreneurs in the start-up building, but expanding companies can also make use of neighbouring space on a business park. Companies can build their own building according to their requirements on an area measuring up to 7 hectares.
The first company in the park is the 3D-Micromac AG which develops and manufactures highly efficient and innovative machines for laser micro machining. Since May 2012 there is a second building – the microFLEX-Center. The building is rent by 3D-Micromac AG and Fraunhofer ENAS as a common research and production line.
Currently there is the third building of the business park under construction. Based on its very positive development the EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH has started to construct an own building, which will be finished in 2013.
Additionally a new building for interdisciplinary basic research will be built on the campus. It is the “Center for Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nano Membranes – MAIN” at the Chemnitz University of Technology. The project is led by Prof. Schmidt, Professorship of Materials for Nanoelectronics. The interdisciplinary research combines the expertise of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology including the Center for Microtechnologies and the Faculty of Natural Science. The construction of the new building will start still within 2013.