Potential analysis for cooperation between industry and research
The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) of VDI / VDE Innovation + Technology in collaboration with INNO AG has carried out an analysis for bilateral cooperation potential between Germany and the EU-13 countries, which have joined the EU since 2004 (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia). The study was conducted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The aim of the analysis was to identify the specific regional and local centers of excellence (clusters) in the EU-13 states, where new approaches to closer cooperation between science and industry already exist or are currently emerging. This includes information about their respective technical specializations or sectoral focuses as well as the key players (companies, research institutions, universities) and the description of their interaction.
The study includes innovation profiles of the EU-13 and their stakeholders, demonstrating where there is particular potential in the form of specific regional and local competence centers, to strengthen bilateral partnerships from a German perspective, to support regional and local approaches, to build networks, improve research structures and prepare projects.
Please find here the study for a thourough reading (in German language).