WHAT IS A LEAP INNOVATION?
A leap innovation is an innovation that changes our lives for the better in the long term. It can create a completely new market, fundamentally change an existing market to create a completely new ecosystem, or solve a massive technological, social or environmental problem.

The spectrum of German leap-frog innovations ranges from radio and television to aspirin, electron microscope and automobiles, as well as the social laws introduced by Otto von Bismarck in 1883.

Leapfrog innovations that shape our lives today – such as the Internet or the smartphone – do not derive from Germany.
WHY WAS LEIPZIG CHOSEN AS SPRIND's HEADQUARTERS?
Leipzig is a beacon of innovation policy. We deliberately chose a location in an East German federal state – without compromising on the other criteria: Urbanity, entrepreneurial innovative power, scientific orientation and excellent transport connections were decisive. We are convinced that Leipzig is an attractive and powerful location for the agency.

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