Projektbüro Metropolregion Hamburg e. V.
IMP³ROVE – European Innovation Management Academy
Innovation is of paramount economic importance – for economic renewal, the labour market, social progress, and the improvement of living conditions. Based on an analysis of key competencies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (MRH), together with IMP³ROVE, we have developed a interregional innovation strategy with high synergy and growth potential for the region.
The systematic and critical status-quo analysis revealed six lighthouse topics in which the MRH boasts particularly high competences:
These are also areas in which the MRH can be internationally competitive.
From these lighthouse topics, four fields of action with specific measures were derived. The measures are intended to remove barriers and complement existing regional measures in a target-oriented and cross-regional manner. These include:
Linking the lighthouse projects with strategic fields of action, resulted in the following lighthouse projects for the MRH, which all show positive development opportunities:
The ability of a region to develop in a fragile environment depends to a large extent on its innovation capacity. As early as 2018/2019, the MRH was the first German metropolitan region to commission a territorial review through the OECD. The key insight was that greater cooperation between the MRH’s actors is required to ensure the global competitiveness of the region. Consequently, the Regional Council commissioned the development of an innovation strategy for the MRH. Above all, innovation, and knowledge and technology transfer in the MRH should be promoted across institutions and regions.
The extension of the MRH to include the four federal states of Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, and Schleswig-Holstein, presented specific challenges for the methodological approach. We carried out the following four steps:
About the strategy (PDF metropolregion.hamburg.de in German)
Project team: Dr Olaf Arndt, Dr Jonathan Eberle, Renke Janshen, Jan Lukas Röbke
Last stand: 21.12.2022
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