Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany
Technische Universität München - Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) - Social Science Research Center Berlin
Karlsruhe University - KIT; Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)
University of Munich - Munich School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Center for European Economic Research (ZEW); Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung
Technical University of Berlin
Research and innovation are extremely important for Germany. New insights are generated by research, and new ways of creating value are opened up by technical, organisational, and other innovations. Production, value-creation and employment tend to increase much more in companies which are highly innovative. The public sector can become more efficient and customer-oriented through the implementation of innovations, which also have a positive influence on people's welfare and their quality of life.
Against this background, Germany's politicians have increasingly been considering how best to promote research and innovation, and where the country ranks in the international innovation contest. The Federal Government of Germany therefore decided in 2006 to establish an independent Commission of Experts on Research and Innovation (EFI), with the remit to analyse the structures, trends, performance, and prospects of the German research and innovation system, and to formulate policy recommendations for its further development. This report is the result of our work to achieve this goal.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 117
Keywords: Public policy, Research, Innovation
JEL Classification: O31, O32, O38working papers series
Date posted: September 3, 2008
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