Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Strategic alignment of scientific and industrial research in Baden-Württemberg
Almost 40 per cent of the funds provided by the Landesstiftung foundation annually to promote projects go to the area of science and research. After a study carried out in the years 2003 and 2004 by the Institute for Economic Policy Research (IWW) at the University of Karlsruhe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) analyzed the strategic orientation of research in Baden-Württemberg and formulated recommendations for research promotion, a further study should now analyze the current situation of scientific and industrial research in Baden-Württemberg, foreseeable research trends and the national and international standing of Baden-Württemberg's research.
Significant research questions in this context are:
- Which research trends can be observed in the natural sciences and neighboring areas?
- What is Baden-Württemberg's position with regard to its research topics in a national and international comparison, which strengths exist, which weaknesses can be identified?
- Which scientific competence profiles specially distinguish the university and non-university research institutions in Baden-Württemberg?
- Which characteristics distinguish the collaboration between university and non-university research?
- How strong is interdisciplinarity in research in Baden-Württemberg?
- What research activities can be identified in industry in Baden-Württemberg?
- How do scientific and industrial research interact, are there corresponding activities and how does industry utilize research results from academia?
- Which conclusions and recommendations can be derived from the results to strategically safeguard current and future research promotion on the part of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg?
It is the study's goal to find answers to these questions by utilizing a mix of different investigative methods. Elsevier B.V. Amsterdam and Fraunhofer ISI are collaborating with this end in view. Whereas Elsevier contributes its competence in publication analyses with the SCOPUS database to the project collaboration, ISI focuses on the areas patent analyses, recording general framework and micro-data as well as accompanying interviews. It is planned to present and discuss results in February 2010 in a workshop organized by ISI.
Elsevier, B.V., Amsterdam, Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg