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Region & Infrastructure

Identifying, facilitating and shaping individual regional advantages.

Succeeding in the competition between regions and locations requires recognising individual potentials early on and utilising them in a targeted manner. To advance location and real estate development, the conception and implementation of gas and electricity grid investment projects or the expansion of infrastructure in a future-oriented manner, the needs and opportunities of tomorrow must be recognised.

The accompanying changes often directly affect the everyday lives of citizens and companies' economic environments.  How can the need for action be mapped and evaluated systematically to ensure the effective use of public funding and private investment? How do supra-regional developments affect our location? How do we shape a sustainable energy economy? And last but not least: How can we involve the public in the process?

With a great deal of experience, we support regional and supra-regional stakeholders, institutions and leading decision-makers in the crucial issues of Cohesion Policy and Regional Development, Real Estate & Location Development, Waste & Secondary Raw Materials, Gas and Electricity Grids as well as Dialogue & Acceptance. We develop concepts, investment plans and strategies together, and together we implement them.

Cohesion Policy

Structural and cohesion policy makes regions competitive and stimulates structural change by setting clear objectives and involving stakeholders.

Regional Strategies

To survive in the competition between regions means: to recognise individual future opportunities in good time and to make targeted use of them.

Real Estate & Location Development

Successful location and real estate development has a close eye on regional market development and future customer needs.

Waste & Secondary Raw Materials

Modern waste management protects the climate, the environment, and resources. It is a core element of the Circular Economy.

Gas & Power Transmission

The energy transition increases the requirements for gas and electricity networks. Careful network planning limits network charges and ensures competitiveness.

Dialogue & Acceptance

Shaping social change together: Public participation and stakeholder dialog are key elements of successful planning and change processes.

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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National Policies and Cohesion

2020

Together with experts of the Politecnico di Milano and the Technopolis Group, Prognos researched trends of national and regional disparities.

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ZDF Deutschland-Studie 2019

2019

Im Auftrag des ZDF haben wir die äußeren Lebensumstände für Familien, Seniorinnen und Senioren in den 401 Kreisen und kreisfreien Städten Deutschlands untersucht.

Rohrleitungsbau in hügeliger Landschaft - Rohre vor der Verlegung

Gas 2030 Dialogue Process – First Balance Sheet

2019

Gas will maintain its role in the energy system until 2050. This is one of the results of the Ministry of Economy’s dialogue process, Gas 2030. Prognos was a contributor to the input paper.

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Impact Area Analysis Regions Düsseldorf-Kreis Mettmann / Rheinisches Revier

2019

The impact analysis outlines the spatial links between the two regions.

Fernrohr mit Blick über einen See in der Schweiz.

Integration: Strengthen cooperation between districts, associated municipalities & cities

2019

For the Robert Bosch Foundation, Prognos conducted a workshop with integration stakeholders from districts, municipalities, and cities.

Fernrohr mit Blick über einen See in der Schweiz.

Main Determinants of Regional Economic Resilience

2019

What was the impact of the great recession on EU regions? Prognos Consultant Neysan Khabirpour contributed to a recent European Commission Working Paper.

Arbeiter bedient eine elektrische Müllsortierungsanlage

CIRCTER – Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences

2019

An investigation into the economic structure of the regional Circular Economy in Europe

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Work Landscape 2025

2019

The "Labor Landscape" study series has been providing an overview of the development of labor demand and labor supply in Germany since 2008.

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Rail Link between Colmar und Freiburg

2019

A renewed rail link between Freiburg and Colmar via Breisach could transport between 3500 and 5900 passengers per day. This is the result of a feasibility study carried out by Prognos and Setec.

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Our services.

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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