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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.

International Conference: Smart Specialisation

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Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer takes part in a panel discussion on Intelligent Specialisation Strategies.

European Cluster Conference 2022

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Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer and Lennart Galdiga inform in Prague about the competence centre "NRW.innovativ" and represent the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

Triple Helix Conference

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Dr. Jan-Philipp Kramer presents the study "Prioritisation in Smart Specialisation Strategies in the EU" at the 20th Triple Helix Conference.

Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Centre (ITZ) is feasible

2022
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The Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Centre (ITZ) is feasible. Four locations form a network across Germany.

Evaluation of the EU Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes

ongoing
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Through the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes, the EU Commission promotes research and innovation in Europe. Prognos evaluates parts of the funding programs.

Cluster meets Regions workshop: Baltic region clusters

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The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is organising the second "Cluster meets Regions" workshop with a focus on Lithuania and the Baltic Sea Region.

Cluster as motor for regional development in Andalusia

2022
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Clusters can support the implementation of the regional economic strategy. This is shown by an input paper from the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, taking Andalusia as an example.

Accompanying the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative

ongoing
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The CCRI focuses on the implementation of a circular economy in European cities and regions. Prognos is supporting the initiative as a project partner in the associated Coordination and Support Office.

Further development of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform

ongoing
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The aim of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is to strengthen the European economy through cooperation. Together with our partners, we are developing the ECCP into a single point of contact for cluster organisations in Europe.

Saarland StrategyPlus 2021-2023

2022
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On behalf of the Saarland State Chancellery, we have assisted with the update of the Saarland innovation strategy and have prepared the strategy paper, “StrategyPlus 2021–2023".

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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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