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1 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Seminar Deutsch-Schwedischer Forschungsverein Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences New Research Policy Developments in Germany Klaus Matthes: International Relations Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

2 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

3 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 High-tech Middle-tech Low-tech Germany

4 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 outwardInward Foreign direct investment stock development Source: World Investment Report 2005, UNCTAD

5 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 The world‘s leaders in R&D 2004 Size of circle reflects the share in global R&D spending. US India China Germany Japan Source; Batelle, R&D-Magazine, World Bank, OECD Sweden

6 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

7 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 The German research system

8 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 From funding single projects to support networks and clusters Traditional Targeted Programmes Single projects Networking - + R&D Cooperation Support Strategic Projects; Regional Innovation Networks Global R&D- Networks/Clusters 2010

9 Stockholm, December 11, Efficiency - + From institutional ….....to performance oriented funding 2010 from broad competence distribution……to centres of global excellence Increasing the efficiency of R&D instruments

10 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

11 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 The High-Tech Strategy for Germany Cross-cutting activities Specific innovation strategies Innovations for a healthy and safe life Innovations for communication and mobility Innovations through generic technologies Investing in human capital Strengthening Germany's international position Supporting the quicker dissemination of new technologies Improving the conditions for high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs Pooling the forces of science and industry

12 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cross-cutting activities Wir investieren in die Köpfe der Menschen Wir stärken die internationale Position Deutschlands Wir unterstützen die schnellere Verbreitung von neuen Technologien Pooling the forces of science and industry Wir verbessern die Bedingungen für High-Tech- Gründungen und den innovativen Mittelstand New impetus to cooperation between science and industry Application-oriented science and a research-friendly industrial environment Increasing exchanges of experts

13 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cross-cutting activities Wir investieren in die Köpfe der Menschen Wir stärken die internationale Position Deutschlands Wir unterstützen die schnellere Verbreitung von neuen Technologien Wir bündeln die Kräfte von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft Improving the conditions for high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs Supporting the establishment and growth of new technology-based companies Increasing the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises in innovation Improving the conditions for private R&D investment

14 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cross-cutting activities Wir investieren in die Köpfe der Menschen Wir stärken die internationale Position Deutschlands Supporting the quicker dissemination of new technologies Wir bündeln die Kräfte von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft Wir verbessern die Bedingungen für High-Tech- Gründungen und den innovativen Mittelstand Improving the protection and use of intellectual property Enhancing standardization in innovation processes Exploiting the innovation potential of public procurement Simplifying processes and structures through e-government

15 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cross-cutting activities Wir investieren in die Köpfe der Menschen Strengthening Germany's international position Wir unterstützen die schnellere Verbreitung von neuen Technologien Wir bündeln die Kräfte von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft Wir verbessern die Bedingungen für High-Tech- Gründungen und den innovativen Mittelstand Increasing research and innovation competence through international cooperation Cooperating in the design of European research and innovation policy

16 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cross-cutting activities Investing in human capital Wir stärken die internationale Position Deutschlands Wir unterstützen die schnellere Verbreitung von neuen Technologien Wir bündeln die Kräfte von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft Wir verbessern die Bedingungen für High-Tech- Gründungen und den innovativen Mittelstand Developing the vocational education system further in keeping with future needs Enhancing lifelong learning processes and continuing education Exploiting unused qualification resources in a targeted approach Increasing support for the highly talented Attracting talent and expertise from abroad Higher Education Pact 2020 Improving research and education excellence visibly and lastingly

17 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Germany’s Excellence Initiative Results of the first round

18 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Deutschland nimmt die Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts an Die Querschnittsaktivitäten Specific innovation strategies Innovations for a healthy and safe life Innovations for communication and mobility Innovations through generic technologies Wir investieren in die Köpfe der Menschen Wir stärken die internationale Position Deutschlands Wir unterstützen die schnellere Verbreitung von neuen Technologien Wir bündeln die Kräfte von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft Wir verbessern die Bedingungen für High-Tech- Gründungen und den innovativen Mittelstand

19 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Specific innovation strategies Innovations for a healthy and safe life Innovationen für ein kommunikatives und mobiles Leben Innovationen durch Querschnittstechnologien Health research and medical technology: Stimulating a growth market Security technologies: Fighting crime and terrorism Plants: New approaches in agriculture and industry Energy technologies: Challenges for the 21st century Environmental technologies: Clean water and air, fertile soil

20 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Specific innovation strategies Innovationen für ein gesundes und sicheres Leben Innovations for communication and mobility Innovationen durch Querschnittstechnologien Information and communication technologies: Starting the number one driver for innovation Vehicle and transport technologies: Mobility for tomorrow Aeronautical technologies: Safer and cleaner aircraft Space technologies: Research in outer space for life on Earth Maritime technologies: Innovations for the oceans Services: Towards the knowledge economy

21 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Specific innovation strategies Innovationen für ein gesundes und sicheres Leben Innovationen für ein kommunikatives und mobiles Leben Innovations through generic technologies Nanoscience: Small-scale technologies with large economic potential Biotechnology: Life sciences to be broadly applied Microsystems engineering: Pioneering intelligent products Optical technologies: Light creates jobs and growth Materials engineering: The new design of matter Production engineering: Supplier for the global economy

22 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

23 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 R&D financed from abroad In % of gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) Source: Eurostat, R&D statistics %

24 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Source: Eurostat, R&D statistics Patent applications with foreing co-inventors % of total applications (EPO, 2002) %

25 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Source: Eurostat, R&D statistics Foreign students in higher education within EU-countries Hosted from other countries, enrolled in other countries, in 2004 students

26 Stockholm, December 11, = 100 = 30 Mrd US$ 13% 14% 15%22% Source: World Investment Report 2005, UNCTAD R&D expenditure by foreign affiliates in Germany (only business sector) of total business R&D

27 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Internationalization of Science and Research goals and benefits Use the opportunities of european and worldwide cooperation networks new impetus for the development of science Optimization of innovation process Effective solution of global problems

28 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

29 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Current Situation Future of the EU Lisbon Strategy Research Support EU Budgets (2008) Presidency Activities Constitutional Process Fields of Action 3% target ERA FP7 German Initiatives Legislative Measures Adoption Launch FP7 INCO ERC Security Research EITArt. 169 Art. 171 Young Researchers Gender Equality Responsible Science Modern Basic Research Infrastructures Structural Funds IPR Charter Cultural Identity Lasting impact of German Council Presidency on long-term development of EU research budget

30 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Basic research as a basis for innovations:  Paradigm shift from industrial research to basic research at EU level  Instrument: European Research Council (ERC) Events:  First official meeting of the ERC-Scientific Council, Berlin, 26/27 February 2007  ERC launch event, Berlin, 27/28 February 2007  Informal Council, Würzburg, April 2007 Young researchers:  An additional 700,000 researchers needed in Europe  Problem: Underfinanced, lack of mobility and transfer opportunities  Establishment of optimised structures for researchers Events:  European Researchers of Tomorrow Crossing the Borders of Academia and Industry, Stuttgart, 14/15 May 2007  Gender Issues in Research – Innovation through equality of opportunity, Berlin, 18/19 April 2007

31 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Infrastructures:  New research infrastructures (beside large facilities in physics: biology, medicine, humanities and social sciences) Events:  European Conference on Research Infrastructures - ECRI, Hamburg, 5/6 June 2007 Structural funds for R&D:  Goal: Practical guide for cumulative use of money from structural funds  CREST working group „How to make better use of Structural Funds to support R&D“

32 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Intellectual Property:  Improved management of intellectual property rights  Initiative for a Charter (IPR Charter) Events:  Launch Conference RFP 7, Bonn, 15/16 January 2007  Informal Council, Würzburg, April 2007  EARTO Conference, Munich, 3/4 May 2007 Responsible Science:  Agreement on common criteria for responsible research Event:  „Science and its publics", 24/25 June 2007

33 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Cultural Identity:  Research contribution towards reviving the dialogue on the European Constitution Events:  Events to celebrate the Treaties of Rome Establishing the European Communities, 25 March 2007  "The Spirit of Europe – Plurality, Identities, Interdependencies", Leipzig, 6-10 June 2007

34 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 Position of Germany in the world Germany´s R&D structure and policy development The Hightech Strategy Internationalization aspects Germany´s EU Council Presidency Outlook

35 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 global strategic partnerships/networks Information exchange Exchange of Scientists joint projects joint research facilities intensity of cooperation degree of networking Where do we stand? Current forms of international cooperation do not make full use of its possibilities and opportunities: Current significance in public research

36 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 A world competence region in life science The ScanBalt Bio Region BioCon Valley Tartu Biopark Univ. Kalmar, Göteborg Center of Tech. Transfer Institute of Biotech BioMedical Research C. Bio Turku Inst. of exper. medicine Where do we want to go? a good example

37 Stockholm, December 11, 2006 If you want to know more: Services and Counselling Online University guides, studying and research in Germany, grants/scholarships, living in Germany, news, FAQs, links etc. University addresses, degree programmes, doctorates etc. Science and research in Germany Student affairs, service packages


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