Interdisciplinary approach and strong scientic background make the Dresden region with the cities Radeberg and Radebeul to a unique location for the life sciences at the heart of Europe. The fundamental sciences of red biotechnology such as medicine, biology and engineering sciences can look back on an impressive history. Companies and research institutions are tapping into Dresden‘s excellent scientific landscape involving microelectronics, nanotechnology and new-generation materials for life sciences. State-of-the-art research devices and services are in „BioPolis“ openly available. These shared facilities provide young biotech and medtech companies the chance to work with the most modern equipment. The close proximity between world-class research institutions and commercial enterprises as well as the high concentration of start-ups forges networks and strengthens the life sciences sector. These strong synergies culminate in excellent research and optimal conditions for the settlement of biotech and medtech companies.