BTS Rail Saxony – The Rail Industry Cluster in Central Germany

When it comes to networking activities for small and medium-sized Saxon enterprises, BTS Rail Saxony is an expert in providing ‘high-speed connections’. With around 70 members and more than 1,000 contacts in industry, science and politics, the association is the prevalent representative of the Saxon railway industry and the largest cluster of the rail sector in Central Germany.

BTS Activities

Cluster members benefit from the close cooperation with Research & Science (notably the Dresden University of Technology – one in a few with the label ‘elite university’ in Germany) and the intra- and cross-industry networking that supports the innovation and business development of BTS members. Moreover, BTS supports the interests of the Saxon railway industry towards governmental institutions in order to ensure the collaboration of politics and industry.

Research, Development and Innovation

Forschung Entwicklung Innovation

  • Innovation cluster SET4FUTURE
  • Structured Innovation projects and marketing strategies
  • Support and matchmaking of RDI projects in the frame of funding programmes (e .g . Shift2Rail)
  • Partner of Sensorics cluster Saxony “SenSa” – Cooperational workshops (e.g. with GKZ Geo competence centre Freiberg)
Business Development

  • Participation in exclusive market exploration trips (in cooperation with the Saxony Economic Development Corporation, German Railway Industry Association, etc .)
  • Exclusive access to events and contacts of twelve European partner clusters (European Railway Clusters Initiative ERCI)
  • Member of the European Commission-sponsored consortium PERES “Promoting European Railway Excellence outside of the EU”
  • Supporting SMEs to enter the US and Indian market


Personal contacts are decisive to promote collaboration. That is why networking events are an essential part of the cluster BTS. Among others, these are the BTS event highlights

  • BTS members invite– Visit the companies of our members!
  • BTS VIP Lounge – Get in touch with renowned personalities of the mobility sector and politics
  • BTS-summer fête– The highlight of the BTS year
  • Parliamentary evening – The Get-together of industry and politics
  • SET4FUTURE Academy – With united competencies from the idea to the market
  • SET4FUTURE Research Factory – Work collaboratively on industry relevant research projects!

Exclusive Benefits for BTS Members!

  • Participate in BTS and SET4FUTURE events for free or get a special discount
  • Implement your ideas with strong partners within structured innovation projects
  • Promote your innovative solutions internationally with the support of the ERCI network
  • Get various discounts for partnering events
  • Remain the talk of the town through targeted public relations!
You would like to join the BTS Bahntechnik Sachsen e.V.?
Please send your membership inquiry to

Any questions?
Anne Dombrowe will be happy to assist you:
Telefon: +49 (0) 351 497 615 989

Saxony’s railway industry at a glance.

At the BTS Network Map you will find all Saxon railway suppliers, infrastructure suppliers, engineering service providers and planning offices.

BTS Network Map

That’s the railway technology in Saxony 2020!

The Trade Directory Rail Saxony 2020 is considered as the first address in order to obtain information about the network of experts in the railway technology industry in Saxony and to become aware of interesting partners or potential customers. The Trade Directory accompanies BTS Rail Saxony and also the Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen at events (BTS members invite, SET4FUTURE Research Factory, BTS-summer fête), fairs and also Business trips.