Member Profile


Presentation of the Region

Saxony-Anhalt is the eight largest state in Germany and the eleventh largest state in terms of population.
Saxony-Anhalt has a total area of 20,454 square kilometres with a population of about 2.1 million inhabitants. The capital of Saxony-Anhalt is Magdeburg, a city steeped in tradition.
The landscape is very varied. The state extends from the Altmark in the north through the Magdeburg Börde and the Harz low mountain range right up to the Thuringian foothills. Two thirds of the area of Sachsen-Anhalt is agricultural land.
Saxony-Anhalt is a state with a rich history. A whole series of important events, people, and historical processes had their origins here and exerted their influence time and again far beyond the boundaries of the state.
The Reformation is just one case in point. The works of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, both of whom were professors at the university in Wittenberg, permanently changed the religious landscape of Germany.

RIS3 Priorities

The targeted expansion of the scientific location of Saxony-Anhalt, the professionalization of the knowledge and technology transfer and securing the supply of specialised workers are the guidelines of the Regional Innovation Strategy. As a result, the scientific system is a basis for making an effective contribution to increasing innovation in the state throughout the entire value added chain.
As part of the Regional Innovation Strategy, five leading and growth markets which are important for the state were identified on the basis of the core competences in the existing fields of science and economy in Sachsen-Anhalt and in view of the future global challenges. In these future markets, the state of Saxony-Anhalt wants to encourage intelligent and socially integrative growth over the coming years in order to create competitive and high-quality work places in the state.
The Lead Markets with future potential in Sachsen-Anhalt are:
> Energy, Engineering and Plant Construction,
Resource Efficiency
> Health and Medicine
> Mobility and Logistics
> Chemistry and Bioeconomy
> Food and Agriculture

Regional Address

Ministry of Economy, Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry Saxony-Anhalt
Hasselbachstraße 4
39104 Magdeburg

Brussels Office Address

Representation of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU
Boulevard Saint Michel 80
1040 Brussels

Our Pilots

magdeburg, saxony-anhalt, city
Vanguard Initiative welcomes Saxony-Anhalt (DE) as new member to the network

During the High-level Directors meeting, Saxony-Anhalt was welcomed as a new member to the Network, which raises the network membership to 35 Regions.

Empowering youth and strengthening digitalisation for territorial cohesion

This workshop will highlight different regional best practices to showcase, from multiple angles, how regions can support youth empowerment by using cohesion and other types of funding at the core