Broaden horizons – change perspectives

Duration January 2017 – April 2020

Project manager René John, Philip Boos, Theresa Martens

Client 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 agglomerations.

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 and the Fraunhofer Insititute for Science and Technology Trend Analysis funded by the BMBF (2017-2020).

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

Subproject 3 “Challenges and success criteria for releasing development potentials of regions far from agglomerations” is carried out by ISInova. Based on a comparative analysis of the development goals under the given conditions and the interaction of the actors in two regions of comparison, general factors for an ultimately successful dynamization and release of development potentials will be determined.

Here you can find the project flyer.

Discussion paper on criteria for determining successful regions far away from agglomerations can be found here…

To view the results brochure, click here.

Contact: René John, Philip Boos

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