With over half a million inhabitants, Dresden is one of the largest city in the Federal Republic of Germany and, thanks to its vicinity to the Czech Republic and Poland, at the gateway from central to eastern Europe. Dresden is capital of the German state Saxony

Dresden is a city of knowledge and skills. Almost half of all workers have scientific and technological careers or have studied a subject in that field. The people of Dresden have a deep-rooted tradition of engineering and openness towards new technologies. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.

When the European Commission awarded its tender to the “MAtchUP” project it acknowledged Dresden’s role as a trailblazer for Smart City solutions. With strong technological skills, Dresden is able to develop practical solutions which can then serve as role models for other cities. Find out more under


Michael Anz