Unit, Innovation Policy and Transfer Design

The Innovation Policy and Transfer Design unit analyzes, evaluates and designs instruments in the fields of innovation policy and knowledge and technology transfer.

Based on latest scientific methods and findings, we assist partners from the political, scientific and business communities with their strategic planning and design of future cooperation, transfer and funding activities. We aim to close the gap between research and practice, and to contribute to solutions for social and economic challenges – from conceptualization to implementation.

Our team develops instruments to support knowledge and technology transfer, analyzes local and global innovation and knowledge networks and accompanies the organization of transfer and commercialization structures. By means of evaluations and impact assessments, we contribute to the design of national and international innovation support.

Range of Services

  • Development of new approaches and instruments for innovation policy
  • Assessment and evaluation of policy measures
  • Scientifically based advice on political decision-making processes
  • Assistance with the design and organization of transfer structures and networks under consideration of contexts, incentives and stakeholders involved



News / 30.6.2021

Second German-Greek Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer

With more than 80 participants from 24 applied cooperation projects, the second German-Greek Workshop for Knowledge and Technology Transfer took place on June 30, 2021. Among the topics discussed was the bilateral promotion of cooperation in research and innovation.

Events / 15.6.2020

3rd BMBF Expert Talk

On June 15, the 3rd BMBF Expert Talk: "Prospects for German-Israeli Research and Innovation Cooperation" took place. 40 German stakeholders from research and innovation exchanged views on German-Israeli cooperation. The status quo of the previous cooperation and the development of the last two years were discussed. In the course of the event, the Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Research Unit had a 15-minute keynote presentation on science-industry cooperation in Israel. 


Fraunhofer IMW publishes research report on structural change

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Scientific Library on Regional Development

In this scientific infothek, you will find bundled information on how research contributes to successful structural change. We report on scientific models, instruments and procedures for regional development and transformation processes and the resulting policy advice. This page is updated regularly. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact the editors.


Scientific Library on Regional Development


YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2021Ausgründungen aus der außeruniversitären Forschung: Gründungsdynamik und Erfolgsbedingungen im Ost-West-Vergleich
Kahl, Julian; Dornbusch, Friedrich; Pohle, Anna; Trela, Karl; Weiße, Marlen; Druffel, Christina (Mitarb.)
2021How to Find New Industry Partners for Public Research: A Classification Approach
Trela, Karl; Campbell, Yuri; Dornbusch, Friedrich; Pohle, Anna
Journal Article
2021Innovationsstudie 2021. Leuchttürme im Rheinischen Revier
Dornbusch, Friedrich; Klement, Benjamin; Kahl, Julian; Molina Vogelsang, Manuel; Köller, Christoph; Görgen, Walter; Nahl, Bettina van; Pinter, Joseph
2021Transfer Concepts for Applied Research Projects. Market Discovery
Kahl, Julian; Weiße, Marlen; Molina Vogelsang, Manuel
2020Begleitende Evaluation des Modellvorhabens "ZIM-Kooperationsnetzwerke International" sowie Untersuchung der Förderung von internationaler Zusammenarbeit bei Forschung und Entwicklung (FuE) im Zentralen Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM). Abschlussbericht (Kurzfassung)
Berger, Florian; Biela, Jan; Merkl, Fiona; Kahl, Julian; Klement, Benjamin; Dornbusch, Friedrich
2020Too big to see: Exploring proxies of structure in a real large-scale university-industry cooperation network: Published on arXiv
Campbell, Yuri
2019Exploring technology upgrading of emerging economies: From 'shifting wealth I' to 'shifting wealth II'?
Radosevic, Slavo; Meissner, Dirk; Dominguez Lacasa, Iciar; Günther, Jutta
Journal Article
2019Paths of technology upgrading in the BRICS economies
Dominguez Lacasa, Iciar; Jindra, Björn; Radosevic, Slavo; Shubbak, Mahmood
Journal Article
2019Technological capabilities in China. Patterns of specialization toward a knowledge-intensive economy
Dominguez Lacasa, Iciar; Shubbak, Mahmood
Book Article
2019Technology and Institutions in neo-Schumpeterian and Original Institutional Thinking
Dominguez Lacasa, Iciar
Journal Article
2018Global competition in microelectronics industry from a European perspective: Technology, markets and implications for industrial policy
Dornbusch, Friedrich
2018Potentialanalyse Gravomere: Potentialanalyse. Für die Technologieplattform Lasergravierbarer Polymerer Nanokomposite (Gravomere). Übersicht über die bestehende und zukünftige Marktrelevanz der Oberflächenfunktionalisierung in der Zielregion "Ländliches Mitteldeutschland"
Roskiewicz, Wojciech; Kahl, Julian; Klement, Benjamin; Dornbusch, Friedrich; Ebert, Philipp
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.