Within the scope of this expertise, the arguments pro and contra an extension of the INNO-KOM-Ost program to the Scheme for the Improvement of Region-al Economic Structures (GRW) in the Western German Bundesländer were identified and weighed against each other.
The following questions were addressed:
- What are the objectives of the structural policy focused GRW scheme, and to what extent can they be reconciled with the objectives of the INNO-KOM-Ost funding, which is primarily innovation policy focused?
- What impact has the INNO-KOM-Ost funding had in the “Neue Länder”, and what impact might it have in the target regions in former West Germany?
- To what extent has this measure borne fruit?