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Innovation & Digitalisation

Making smart use of the opportunities of progress.

Whether state or company: Anyone who wants to keep up with global competition needs a long-term innovation strategy – and the economic strength to implement it. Digital transformation and new technologies hold enormous potential. At the same time, there is a risk of leaving certain parts of society, companies or regions behind.

It is, therefore, all the more important that policymakers already have answers today. How, for example, can research and funding contribute to overcoming societal challenges – regionally and nationally? Where is further bureaucracy reduction in the administration required? What other future technologies, for example from biotechnology or quantum technology, can we expect and how do we determine their long-term benefits?

We analyse the trend-setting future topics and develop strategies for Research & Innovation Policy, Innovation Strategies as well as Future Technologies & Digital Transformation.

Research & Innovation Policy

Innovation – the engine of economic growth and prosperity. To achieve this, research and innovation policy aims to optimize the framework conditions.

Innovation Strategies

In global competition, innovation is in high demand. Public innovation strategies support competitiveness – at the European, national, and regional levels.

Future Technologies & Digital Transformation

Whether disruptive or gradual: the digital transformation of the economy and society calls for the timely identification of risks and the seizing of opportunities.

Digital Administration & Better Regulation

What will public administration of the future look like? Digital, efficient and service-oriented!

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

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Evaluation of the cluster initiatives

2021

For the EU Commission, we evaluate the EU cluster programmes together with CSES and IDEA Consulting Group.

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Evaluation of the BMBF Framework Programmes FONA

2020

Together with Fraunhofer ISI, Prognos has evaluated the framework programs for the promotion of research into sustainable development (FONA).

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Benefits & effects of COST for Germany

2019

COST promotes networking activities. An important effect of COST: the cooperation and harmonisation of European research.

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Digital transformation in the workplace of the European Chemicals Sector

2019

As part of a social partnership project for the ECEG and industriAll European Trade Union, the study examines the effects of innovation and digital transformation on the workplace in the chemical industry on a Europe-wide scale.

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Gradual increase of the R&D R&D ratio up to 3.5% of GDP

2019

On behalf of the BMBF, Prognos calculated, among other things, the macroeconomic effects of higher spending on research and development.

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Germany Report 2025 2035 2045

2018

Germany will become more global, more digital, greener and older in the next 30 years. This is shown by Prognos Deutschland Report from 2018/2019.

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Digitization Compass 2018

2018

The Prognos/index Digitization Compass – the 5-Star-Rating regarding the digitization of regions in Germany.

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Fields of action for lignite regions

2018

How can structural change in lignite mining areas succeed? A Prognos study commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economics reveals possible approaches and instruments.

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Trendreport Digitaler Staat 2018

2018

On the way to a digital organisation: A digital agenda and thinking beyond department borders.

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Society 5.0

2018

Implications of digitalisation for areas of life like work, health and mobility – that is the topic of “Society 5.0,” the short study carried out by Capgemini and Prognos.

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Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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