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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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Cluster Initiatives Follow-up

2021
| Project

For the European Commission, we evaluated the impact of the EU cluster initiatives

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Smart specialisation

2021
| Project

On behalf of the European Commission, Prognos and partners analysed all the smart specialisation strategies across the EU. The aim was to determine whether the priorities are set wisely.

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City life of the future

ongoing
| Project

Prognos is part of the consortium of the BMI programme Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC).

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How effective are EU support programs for innovation in SMEs?

2021
| Project

The EU offers a wide range of innovation support for SMEs. Together with partners, Prognos investigated the extent to which the EU funding programs achieve their goals.

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Evaluation of the cluster initiatives

2021
| Project

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

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Study on smart specialisation in Germany

2020
| Project

Prognos determined the current implementation status of the Regional Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in Germany for the EU Commission.

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Germany's Innovation Leaders 2020

2020
| Project

For the F.A.Z.-Institut and the IMWF, we studied 150,000 innovative companies worldwide. We identified 2,700 companies as innovation leaders.

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Evaluation of the BMBF Framework Programmes FONA

2020
| Project

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
| Project

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
| Project

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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We provide high quality work. Using sound methods, we analyse economic and political developments. For projects and processes, we provide solution-oriented and empathetic support. We have over 60 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines and provide consultancy with vision and expertise.

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About us

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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