Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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Hightech & Baroque – Dresden’s Future

Centuries ago it was the White Gold, the Exploration of silver in the Erzgebirge, and many other innovations that were spurred by the country’s creative king, August the Strong. The recent exhibition “State of the Art for 450 Years” of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, http://bit.ly/StateOfTheArt450Years, shows the creativeness and entrepreneurial spirit that has been fostered economic wealth since then.

In the time of the industrialization on the turn of the 19th to 20th century, Dresden was famous for its camera business, and many more http://bit.ly/DresdenInventions (see for yourself). Also the car industry, that is still there in the face of dozens of OEM suppliers in the area was very strong.

Then the time after the war and 40 years of GDR in a way halted that movement – it least it seemed like that.

Nowadays it may be the time for making the connection between the past and the future, combining Hightech & Baroque to something magnificently great.

SiliconSaxony, as the Financial Times coined the city of Dresden years ago has the power and drive to make this happen, through its citizens who really deserve it due to their creative power that has outlasted the times of GDR and 20 years as being part of Germany.

Are you thrilled to join the journey? Happy to connect and create the collaborative innovation network that is already under way. Outspanned to Savannah, GA, for the http://coins2010.com conference. The Global Entrepreneurship Week starting 15th of November will be the next chance driving change forward in this fast moving world.

The picture seen is the former Deutsche Werkst├Ątten Hellerau, that was an entrepreneurial hotspot exactly 100 years ago (and still is, on smaller scale today), http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Werkst├Ątten_Hellerau

Sent by Ralf from Dresden

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