Expertise

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 and resource 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.

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.

Zero Waste Concept Munich

2022
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We supported the Wuppertal Institute in the development of the Zero Waste Concept Munich for Munich’s waste management services (AWM).

Status of the gas supply

2022
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What is the latest on the gas supply in Germany? How high is demand? How high are gas storage levels? What would the damage be to the German economy if delivery failed completely?

Innovation & Technology Centre for hydrogen

2021
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The BMDV (Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport) wants to promote an innovation and technology centre for hydrogen. Prognos and their partner evaluate the concepts of four German regions and conduct feasibility studies.

Halt to Russian gas supply – consequences for German industry

2022
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A new scenario commissioned by the vbw (Bavarian Industry Association) shows what German industry could face if Russia stopped supplying gas.

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 Network Meeting of DG REGIO

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Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer presents first results of a study for DG Regio.

Just Transition Platform Meeting: Coal Regions in Transition

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Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer speaks at the fifth Just Transition Platform Meeting.

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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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