ISLYE Exchange Programme - Leipzig

ISLYE Exchange Programme – Leipzig

If you are interested in the German market, come to Leipzig…

Leipzig is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany quite in the heart of the country.

Leipzig is the city of creativity. The city of art and music. After the post-socialist deindustrialization in the wake of German reunification, the city’s vacant industrial facilities were filled with creative minds. The most famous example is the “Spinnerei”, where galleries and artists‘ workshops have created a new hotspot for contemporary art in Germany. An art academy, a music academy, a literature institute and many social science faculties at the university are the source of interesting creative projects and start-ups.

And Leipzig University is city of life science, with a research oriented university focused on medicine and biotechnology. The focus on “sustainable principles for life and health” of Leipzig University also fostered the development of peripheral institutes and incubators such as the “Saxonian Incubator for Clinical Translation”, the “Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery” or cooperations like the “BioCity”.

Leipzig University

Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is now one of the largest universities in Germany, with more than 30,000 students.

Start-up support at Leipzig University

Your host will be SMILE, the startup initiative at Leipzig University.

SMILE supports potential founders, start-ups and spin-off companies in a broad range of industries. The focus is on research and knowledge-intensive businesses in the fields of biotechnology, healthcare and technology, but also on promoting the segments of culture and creative industries, communication, sustainability and social issues. Young entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies who have entrepreneurial ambitions receive support in the form of individual and tailor-made approaches.

Since 2006, SMILE has supported more than 600 start-ups and helped raise more than 47 million eur in seed and early-stage funding.

Ecosystem

SMILE is supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups from the university. For further steps, SMILE cooperates with the local ecosystem and can connect you, for example, with companies in the following fields:

The region has an office specialised on companies moving to Leipzig: Niederlassung geplant? Invest Region Leipzig! (invest-region-leipzig.de).

It is always interesting to visit us in May, when the Central German Startup Festival is held in Leipzig: MACHN24 > Festival for Tech, Business & Art – MACHN (machn-festival.de).

Leipzig

If you want to know more about this business ecosystem, read the “Leipzig Economic Report” (in German).

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