Innovations are the driving forces behind economic development. Companies, research institutions, universities, regions as well as entire industries and national economies are in competition with each other. The pressure to modernise is increasing at all levels of action in view of dynamically and globally developing value-added structures.
At the same time, Industry 4.0 is emerging - with the digitization of living and working environments and the merging of information and production technology.
The active shaping of the future requires the recognition of individual and regional strengths and the targeted development of new strategies to overcome competitive disadvantages. We support actors from politics, business, science and associations.
We develop our consulting concepts on the basis of empirical studies and analyses. These take into account questions of financing and the optimal use of resources as well as regional or sectoral specifics and technological trends. With our evaluation competence we provide certainty in the decision on the conception and continuation of programmes and measures in the areas of innovation, research, industry, the knowledge economy and the creative industries. We have both European and national perspectives, countries and regions in mind. Our regional economic model enables us to map and analyse the complex interrelationships of economic development.
Innovation decisions - whether at company, institutional or political level - require sound knowledge of the relevant trends and influencing factors. This primarily concerns the identification of technological drivers that manifest themselves in new production concepts, service structures and value chains. Preparing this knowledge and evaluating its strategic relevance is the core of our consulting competence.
We offer advice in the following areas: