The initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany”
The initiative launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany" has been presenting Germany’s research achievements and opportunities to the international community since November 2006 under the brand "Research in Germany - Land of Ideas". Promotional measures and events aimed at positioning German innovation and research in key international markets have been organised on behalf of BMBF. The initiative additionally sets thematic and regional priorities which each run for a period of 1.5 years.
The initiative also seeks to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and selected target countries. With its current initiative "India and Germany - Strategic Partners for Innovation", the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) aims to support cooperation between Germany and India in fields of collaborative research from 2008 to 2010. Under a pilot campaign, the first regional measures to promote Germany as an innovation location were conducted in South Korea in 2006 and 2007.
One of the goals of the initiative is to promote German research in specific research areas. The choice of priority topics follows in line with the thematic fields of the High-Tech Strategy. So far, these have focused on two key thematic fields: Nanotechnologies and Environmental Technologies. The current thematic focus is on Production Technologies.
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