Thuringia (DEG)

Population per km² (2017) 134

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Strong

Regional website

Thuringian ClusterManagement (ThCM)

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.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - especially in the field of biophotonic, biobank, KI, assisted Living (ehealth), infection

Policy documents


  2. Regional: Thuringian digital strategy  

  3. Regional: RIS3 Thuringia


 Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.)

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

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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