The Bio-Cluster at the Alte Messe, which is already successful, is set to grow further. That's what a bill on December 14th was about, which was decided unanimously by the city council without further discussion. Because time was short. Leipzig still had to apply for funding in 2022 in order to receive funding for a new innovation center for biotechnology and life science in the southern part of the former exhibition hall 12.
In order to be able to apply for a grant at all, the Leipziger Gewerbehof GmbH & Co KG as the builder can prove that they have made their own contribution. And that's exactly what the LGH got on December 14th by resolution of the city council: 7,39 million euros as a capital reserve.
"This year's resolution is a prerequisite for ensuring the overall financing of the measure and for applying for funding for a commercial center on the basis of the GRW Infra funding guideline (joint task for improving the regional economic structure)," emphasizes the submission from the administration.
In the coming year, the Free State will once again honor Saxon start-up concepts, successful innovations in companies and exemplary transfer processes between science and business. The application period for the 23rd Saxon Founder Award, the 4th Saxon Transfer Award and the 22nd Saxon Innovation Award runs until March 8, 2023. The prizes are endowed with a total of up to 130.000 euros.
From May 1, 2023, Dr. Fabian Magerl officially take over the official business and the long-time general manager Dr. replace Thomas Hofmann. The 47-year-old Magerl is currently still the state manager of the Barmer replacement fund.