Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit

Scientific monitoring of the midterm meeting of the 2nd German-Greek Research and Innovation Programme

News | Leipzig / April 01, 2020

About 100 project partners from Germany and Greece will get together in Berlin on 1 and 2 April 2020 to exchange the interim research results of their projects and their concepts for knowledge and technology transfer.

With the aim of supporting the development of transfer concepts, the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design unit of the Fraunhofer IMW will conduct the second part of the workshop on knowledge and technology transfer. The event is based on the first part of the training workshop, which the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design unit of the Fraunhofer IMW held in Athens last year.

With the extension of the bilateral funding programme, Germany and Greece are continuing their successful research and innovation cooperation. The German-Greek Research and Innovation Programme was first launched in 2013 and is the only bilateral cross-thematic programme that Germany implements with another EU Member State. Each of the two countries is investing around nine million euros in the cooperation between science and industry over a three-year period.

In the first half of 2018, 24 bilateral "2+2" projects were launched in cooperation with institutions from the fields of science and industry, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the German side and by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) in Greece. The programme covers a broad range of topics and addresses research questions in the fields of health, bio-economy, energy, humanities and social sciences, materials research and key technologies.

A concluding conference on the 2nd German-Greek Research and Innovation Programme is scheduled for 2021 and will be held in Greece.