NETWORKS

Many institutions, organisations and industry associations support the participants in the IT, media and creative industries with valuable information or services. They are committed to the industry's needs or pave the way for new projects.

  • AG Animationsfilm
    • The AG Animationsfilm is an industry association that works to strengthen competitiveness of the German animated film industry.
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medientage Mitteldeutschland e.V.
    • The association organises the annual Medientage Mitteldeutschland (Central German Media Days).
  • Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels – Landesverband Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen e.V.
    • The Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia State Association was founded in Leipzig on 25 October 1990 and is the association of publishing houses and bookstores in these three federal states.
  • Bund Bildender Künstler Leipzig e.V. (BBKL)
    • BBK LEIPZIG e. V. is the largest artists' association in the Leipzig region. In addition to networking between the artists themselves, the association's aims to provide persons and institutions working in the field of fine arts with a contact point for information, offers and services.
  • Cluster Informationstechnologie Mitteldeutschland e. V.
    • The Cluster Informationstechnologie (IT) Mitteldeutschland e. V. is the sector network of the IT industry in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia that aims to coordinate and highlight the activities of the sector and collectively promote Central Germany as an IT location. Founded in 2009, it now has some 50 members.
  • Games & XR Mitteldeutschland e.V.
    • Games & XR Mitteldeutschland e.V. is the industry association of Games & XR companies in Central Germany. Its aim is to actively participate in the structural design of the Central German region in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia by offering networking and further education opportunities, to create a transfer of knowledge to other industries far removed from games and to strengthen the economic and cultural significance of games, virtual technologies and narrative methods.
  • Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig e.V
    • The society's aims are to promote the culture of reading and writing. The Museum für Druckkunst is, among other things, a space for source research dedicated to preserving the archetypes and indispensable standards endangered by the possibilities of digital manipulation.
  • Handwerkskammer zu Leipzig
    • Handwerkskammer zu Leipzig represents the economic interests of its approximately 12,000 member companies with 90,000 employees and 3,500 apprentices. It is the point of contact for all entrepreneurial concerns relating to crafts and trades, from company foundation and development to securing and succession.
  • Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Leipzig (IHK)
    • The IHK acts as a representative of the interests, sovereign tasks and services of the commercial sector in the city of Leipzig and the districts of north saxony and Leipzig.
  • Initiative Kultur- & Kreativwirtschaft der Bundesregierung
    • The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries and to further enhance the job potential. It also aims to improve the employment prospects for innovative small cultural enterprises and freelance artists.
  • Initiative Musik gGmbH
    • The Initiative Musik gGmbH is the central funding agency for the German music industry. The Music Industry's funding and export office and the Federal Government supports the production and distribution of music from Germany at home and abroad. It supports young German musicians, musicians with a foreign background and live music clubs.The Initiative Musik gGmbH is the central funding agency for the German music industry. The Music Industry's funding and export office and the Federal Government supports the production and distribution of music from Germany at home and abroad. It supports young German musicians, musicians with a foreign background and live music clubs.
  • Kreatives Sachsen - Landesverband der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft Sachsen e. V.
    • Kreatives Sachsen – das Sächsische Zentrum für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft is the first funding institution in Germany to be supported by associations of cultural and creative workers themselves - from the industry for the industry. The centre acts as both a main point of contact and works closely with participants from business and cultural promotion, urban and regional development, funding institutions, associations, networks, professional chambers and universities with an artistic focus.
  • MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH
    • The Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) supports economically promising film and media productions in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Funding is available for every aspect of a project, from preparation and production to the distribution and presentation of film, television, video and other audiovisual media productions.
  • Medienklub Leipzig e.V.
    • Medienklub Leipzig considers itself the gathering place for all journalists working in Leipzig in the fields of marketing, press and radio, press officers from business enterprises and cultural institutions, freelance journalists, students and lecturers in communication and media studies, employees of advertising agencies and everyone involved in public relations.
  • Mitteldeutscher Presseclub zu Leipzig e.V.
    • The Mitteldeutsche Presseclub zu Leipzig e.V. is a communication network for journalistic and media-political topics. The association promotes the exchange of journalistic information and experience and participates in initiatives to further advance the cultural and economic role of Central Germany.
  • Sächsische Landesanstalt für Privaten Rundfunk und Neue Medien (SLM)
    • The main tasks of SLM are the licensing, supervision and consulting of private radio and television broadcasters in Saxony. SLM monitors compliance with legal provisions, which includes safeguarding diversity of opinion, the protection of minors from harmful media and compliance with programme principles and advertising regulations.
  • VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure Arbeitskreis Entwicklung, Konstruktion / Industriedesign
    • Leipzig's VDI district association consists of more than 1,000 engineers and students of engineering courses from the Leipzig area. Members are experts in their field. They plan, build, optimise, develop, advise and produce.
  • VDID Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer
    • The VDID Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V. lays the foundation for a broad dialogue and allows members to benefit from its excellent network. It provides orientation, illustrates the effect of design, uses the public and promotes the individual as well as the general development of industrial designers.
  • Verband Druck und Medien Sachsen, Thüringen, Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
    • The VDM represents the interests of the Central German printing and media industry in a committed and effective manner. To this end, the association engages in constant dialogue with representatives of the public and politics and exerts focused influence on growth-oriented framework conditions.
  • Verein Kreatives Leipzig e.V.
    • The association Kreatives Leipzig e. V. was founded in the summer of 2010 by self-employed people and small businesses from Leipzig's creative industries in order to network the many participants, give them a common voice and work together to strengthen Leipzig as a creative location.
  • Verein POLYGRAPH Leipzig e.V.
    • The Saxon Institute for the Printing Industry (SID) was founded in 1993 as an industry-oriented research institute with the objective of supporting further development in the printing industry in the broadest sense.