Im Süden Deutschlands fließt am meisten Geld in Forschung und Entwicklung - und das zahlt sich aus: Nirgendwo werden mehr Patente angemeldet. Um forschende Unternehmen staatlich zu fördern, sollten sie steuerlich entlastet werden.
Using the eCl@ss Standard as an Example Innovations are increasingly generated through networked research and cooperation that transcends company, industry and national boundaries.
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important technology for the future, promoting the development not only of completely new products and services but also of innovative business models.
Successful innovation and the inputs it requires are not evenly distributed across the German business landscape. Instead, firms are spread across a number of innovative milieus which differ in their innovative inputs and outputs, and which allow the German innovation landscape to be subdivided into characteristic types.
Women continue to make only a small, and recently actually diminishing, contribution to patent activity in Germany. In 2016, female inventors accounted for just 4.4 per cent of all national patent applications filed with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.
This special analysis of the patent database maintained by the German Economic Institute (IW) examines how migration is contributing to Germany's innovative power. A first name database, enabling a socio-demographic analysis of all inventors living in Germany between 2005 and 2016, was developed specifically for this purpose.
Trends like power train electrification and autonomous driving are causing a major structural change in vehicle manufacturing. This study will analyse to what extent German vehicle manu-facturers are ready to cope with these challenges.
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.
Start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs are drivers of economic growth in regions and nations. But European regions show a rather low number of successful high growth start-ups compared to the United States. A contribution by Economist Klaus-Heiner Röhl on the Blog of the International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (INSME).
Structural change and economic growth
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