Broadening horizons – Changing perspectives

Duration January 2017 – April 2020

Project Manager René John, Philip Boos, Theresa Martens

Funder BMBF

Cooperation Partner Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation beim IAO, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, HU Berlin – Kooperationswissenschaften – Ökonomik ländlicher Genossenschaften, Fraunhofer Insititut für Naturwissenschaflich-Technische Trendanalyse

Development of strategies to promote the transfer of scientific research results to areas far from conurbations

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation at the IAO, the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, the HU Berlin – Cooperation Sciences – Economics of Rural Cooperatives as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific-Technical Trend Analysis funded by the BMBF (2017-2020).

The joint project “Broadening Horizons – Changing Perspectives” develops strategies to promote the transfer of scientific research findings to areas far from conurbations. These strategies are to address non-university research institutions and improve technology transfer to areas far from conurbations so that they lead to innovations. To this end, a new understanding of far-agglomeration areas as innovative regions with their own character is to be developed. The strategies will be developed exemplarily for model regions to be selected and implemented in them. The actors in the agglomeration-distant regions will be involved at an early stage and thus the strategy development will be oriented to their needs. Based on this, measures for the technology transfer of non-university institutes to areas far away from the agglomerations will be developed.

The sub-project 3 “Challenges and success criteria for the release of development potentials of agglomeration-distant regions” is carried out by ISInova. Based on the comparative analysis of the development goals under the given conditions and the interaction of the actors in two comparative regions, general factors for a successful dynamisation and release of development potentials will be determined.

Here you can find the project flyer (German).

Discussion paper on the criteria for the identification of successful regions far from agglomerations can be found here… (German)

To view the results brochure, click here (German).

Contact: René John, Philip Boos

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