Thuringia (DEG)


The Free State of Thuringia is a German federal state, bordered by Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony, Hesse and Bavaria. Thuringia was home to 2.16m inhabitants in 2018.


In the region, the RIS3 strategy highlights a number of fields of specialisation, one of which is healthy life and health industry. This Includes medical technology, pharmaceuticals, healthy ageing, nutrition industry, analytics, diagnostics and research on infections, biotechnology and biophotonics.


Other priorities are industrial production and systems; sustainable energy and resource use; sustainable and smart mobility and logistics; ICT and innovative services close to production, and wild cards which includes: adaptive signal analysis and neuroinformatics, textile technologies, fabLabs, internet of things and smart home.

Regional website

Thuringian ClusterManagement (ThCM)

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

Major initiatives

  1. InfectoGnostics Forschungscampus Jena e.V.

  2. Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques (iba)

  3. Leibniz-Zentrum für Photonik in der Infektionsforschung (LPI)

  4. Forschungscampus Jena e.V.  public private partnership

  5. Zentralklinik Bad Berka  nuclear medicine

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

  1.  Using the S3 platform "European Photonic Alliance" -

  2. Thuringia is also partner of the S3 platform "Medical Technology" -

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium