Policy concepts (references)


  • Automotive cluster in NRW (March 2007)

  • Nutrition cluster in NRW (March 2007)

  • The situation of technology-oriented business start-ups in Germany and NRW (2005)

  • Beyond technology foresight: Theoretical background, practical experience and opportunities for transition environments (2005)

  • Promoting industrial change in structurally disfavoured regions - the case of the "Ruhr Valley" (2004)

  • Outlook for a regional network in the Ruhr region (2004)

  • "New ways to stimulate innovation structures in North Rhine-Westphalia's fields of competence", position paper for NRW's Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2003

  • Participation in European Commission's Expert Group on the topic of "Regional Foresight" (2002): Strategic improvement of regional RTDI policy and regional development policy through a systematic use of foresight methods"

  • Compilation of an "Overview of innovation policy instruments in selected countries and regions of Europe and identification of potential consequences for North Rhine-Westphalia", an analysis on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Düsseldorf, 2001

  • Feasibility study on the improvement of relations between multinational enterprises and the supply industry in the chemicals clusters in the Emscher-Lippe region, 2000, funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Düsseldorf

  • Participation in the 4th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation: From technology policy for regions to regional technology policy: Towards a new policy strategy in the EU, Curitiba, Brazil, 2000

  • Benchmarking: Innovation performance at regional level - results for North-Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, 2002

  • Benchmarking: Regions in the Science Society

  • Innovation Report "Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2006" (German/English) (5,6 MB/7,3 MB)

  • Innovation Report "Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2005" (German/English) (14 MB each)

  • Innovation Report "Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2004" (German/English) (1 and 2 MB)

  • Innovation Report "Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2003" (German/English) (258 and 831 MB)

  • Results for North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg in a national and European comparison

  • Prerequisites and success factors, results of a survey of 122 German and 57 foreign network managers, 2004