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