Federal Research and Innovation Report 2020
The Federal Research and Innovation Report (BuFI) is produced under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Together with the DLR project management agency Prognos acts as a supporting body for the BMBF.
Development of Germany as a research and innovation location Since 2006, Germany has consistently pursued its ambitious goals of strengthening the future viability of Germany and Europe under the umbrella of the high-tech strategy.
In 2018, Germany recorded the fourth-highest investment in research and development worldwide, at around 105 billion euros. That is 3.13 percent of Germany's economic output. Almost 708,000 people were employed in research and development in 2018 - around 45 percent more than in 2006.
In the reporting period, among other things, the tax incentives for research and development were determined. SprinD - the agency for springboard innovations - was also established to bring disruptive innovations to the market faster.
Research and innovation play a key role in overcoming societal challenges. Examples include answers to global climate change, the protection of health, the creation of equal living conditions or the strengthening of technological sovereignty and competitiveness in Germany and Europe.
Autor: Ralph Rautenberg, Maria Henker, Anna Hornik, Dr Friedemann Koll
Kunde: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Economy & Innovation
Forschungs- & Innovationspolitik