ICT & Digital Technology

Business location with future prospects

The digital industry is growing rapidly in the Leipzig Region. As a result, information technology has developed into one of the Leipzig Region’s primary industries.

Within just ten years, more than 500 new IT companies have established their businesses in the Leipzig Region. This phenomenal growth makes the information and communication technology sector the most flourishing economic sector in the Leipzig metropolitan area.

The transformative power of digital technologies offers many possibilities and the IT industry in Central Germany provides the skills and resources needed to succeed. Central topics and growth drivers of the IT industry such as digital transformation, cyber security, big data and artificial intelligence are among the most important innovation drivers in the Leipzig Region.

Numerous companies of distinction such as Appsfactory, T-Systems MMS, SoftwareONE, ipoque – a Rohde & Schwartz company, Mercateo, adesso, CHECK 24 – Germany’s most popular comparison site, and the E-commerce pioneer Spreadshirt, underline the Leipzig Region’s status as one of Germany’s top IT locations.

ca. 15,600
employees

ca. 1,250
companies

ca. 3,850+ students
*winter semester 2021/2022

154,000 m² available office space

The IT ecosystem of the Leipzig Region

IT research partners in the Leipzig Region

The wide range of research institutions in and around the Leipzig Region equips our IT sector for the future.

The ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence), the national and interdisciplinary centre of excellence for artificial intelligence, has been based in the Leipzig Region since 2014.

The Institute for Applied Informatics InfAI in Leipzig has been advising companies on their digitalisation and researching application-oriented IT and communication solutions at the interface to the economy since 2006. Since 2016, InfAI has also been helping ICT companies move from research to reality with its incubator.

The interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Leipzig ICCAS – Innovation Centre for Computer-Assisted Surgery – was also founded in the Leipzig Region back in 2005. A new €50M AI data centre (KIRZL) will be built at the university by 2026.

IT business networks in the Leipzig Region

With an enormous wealth of industry-specific networks, the Leipzig Region offers the perfect infrastructure for IT companies.

The IT Cluster of Central Germany – the sector network of the IT industry in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia – and Europe’s largest online trade association and the Dealers Association are based here in the Leipzig Region.

While the Software Forum in Leipzig shines with top-class networking events, the AI Hub Saxony brings together competencies from science and business and allows artificial intelligence to blossom in companies, research institutions and public administration.

The Leipzig Region’s importance as a national and international IT centre has been reinforced since 2017 by its role as a Digital Hub of the Federal Ministry of Economics focusing on energy, smart city and e-health. In addition, numerous incubators, multipliers and co-working spaces in the region serve as fertile ground for tech start-ups.

IT education & employment in the Leipzig Region

Every year, renowned regional universities such as the University of Leipzig and the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) send over 750 first-class graduates in computer science and business informatics into the job market.

With the help of our strong networking among industry-specific recruitment agencies and in the regional university landscape, we successfully bring your IT company together with these and other professionals through events and company contact fairs.

Forward-looking sub-sectors

  • Software asset management

  • E-commerce / digital agencies

  • Software development

  • Travel & comparison sites

  • IT solutions for logistics and mobility

  • AI & Big Data

  • Cybersecurity

  • E-Health

Florian Foege
Investor Consultant
+49 341 2682 7781

Your quick contact to Invest Region Leipzig!

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