On this campus, Siemens and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will also establish a hydrogen research laboratory to study the production, storage and use of hydrogen. Görlitz is thus to be developed into a competence center for hydrogen technologies over the long term. In the first step, the partners intend to provide a total of around €30 million to expand the activities at this location. About 100 jobs for highly qualified employees are to be created there in the next five years.
Plans call for establishing an innovation campus and a startup accelerator on the site of Siemens’ plant in Görlitz. The aim is to encourage other technology and industrial companies as well as startups and research institutes to establish operations in this region. The focus of activity will be on digitalization, automation, energy technology and innovative material and production technologies.