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Sarah Berger / Hanno Kempermann / Oliver Koppel / Anja Katrin Orth / Enno Röben IW-Analyse No. 117 24. July 2017 Innovationsatlas 2017

In Germany, there is a close link between R & D expenditures and employment of STEM graduates to successful patent applications. This chain of effects can be shown to exist both at the federal and regional level. Furthermore, virtually every indicator of innovation-related power exhibits a considerable southnorth, west-east, and urban-rural divide.

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Innovationsatlas 2017
Sarah Berger / Hanno Kempermann / Oliver Koppel / Anja Katrin Orth / Enno Röben IW-Analyse No. 117 24. July 2017

Innovationsatlas 2017

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In Germany, there is a close link between R & D expenditures and employment of STEM graduates to successful patent applications. This chain of effects can be shown to exist both at the federal and regional level. Furthermore, virtually every indicator of innovation-related power exhibits a considerable southnorth, west-east, and urban-rural divide.

The huge lead maintained by the southern German states (Laender) remains very pronounced even after adjusting for the degree of agglomeration. Of the 85 economic areas defined by far the most innovative are the few centred on Munich, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg. These automotive-driven top clusters have enabled Germany to achieve the goal set in the year 2000 of investing 3 per cent of its economic output in R & D. However, three in four economic areas still fall short of this target. Those around Dresden and Jena are the only positive exceptions to a general innovation weakness in eastern Germany. The major challenge for Germany is to continue catching up with the global leaders in an increasingly intense research, development and innovation race. To achieve this goal, policymakers must improve the business environment so as to enable significant progress in the field of innovation, particularly in rural and eastern German economic areas.

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Sarah Berger / Hanno Kempermann / Oliver Koppel / Anja Katrin Orth / Enno Röben IW-Analyse No. 117 24. July 2017

Sarah Berger / Hanno Kempermann / Oliver Koppel / Anja Katrin Orth / Enno Röben: Innovationsatlas 2017 – Wo Deutschlands Ideen entstehen

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Oliver Koppel / Pauline Pohl / Enno Röben / Philipp Schade IW-Trends No. 4 26. November 2019

A Patent Analysis: Standards and Innovations

Using the eCl@ss Standard as an Example Innovations are increasingly generated through networked research and cooperation that transcends company, industry and national boundaries.

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Oliver Koppel / Thomas Puls / Enno Röben IW-Analyse No. 132 30. October 2019

Automotive Companies as Drivers of Innovation

The present paper uses the IW Patent Database to analyse the patent activity of German companies in the automotive sector. The database covers all patent applications disclosed to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) since 2005.

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