Fields of innovation

Thuringia’s economy features a wide range of industries.  Some have a long-standing tradition in the Free State, such as optics, automotive, mechanical engineering, and medical technology.  But more recently, emerging industries such as micro/nanotechnology, logistics, energy technology, and environmental engineering have also come to form part of the mix.

In order to foster the strategic development of Thuringia’s strengths, we are focusing on five fields of innovation that exhibit great potential and dynamism.  Here, the term “fields of innovation” specifically refers to the four fields of specialization and one cross-sectoral field defined in RIS3 Thuringia.