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.

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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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Waste Management Plan NRW

2021
| Project

Prognos waste experts were commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to update the 2008 Waste Management Plan.

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The future of construction

2021
| Project

For the building industry, climate protection is moving into the centre. Because it is one of the largest consumers of resources and energy. Study for the Future Council of the vbw.

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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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Technology & Innovation Centre for Hydrogen

2021
| Project

The BMVI wants to promote an innovation and technology center for hydrogen. Prognos and its partners are evaluating the concepts of four German regions and investigating their feasibility.

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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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Climate neutrality & security of supply in the electricity market

2021
| Project

Assessment of the security of supply until 2030 of the scenarios KN2050 and KN2045 from the study "Climate Neutral Germany".

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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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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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