The key elements of the transfer initiative include a series of dialogues and a roadshow. The objective of the series of dialogues: to identify and remove impediments to the transfer of findings from research to practice. A roadshow will disseminate information about the Economic Affairs Ministry’s funding portfolio and the outcome of the series of dialogues.
The target group of the series of dialogues comprises representatives of business, science and associations, project management and government. Experts discuss how Germany’s innovation ecosystem can be improved and what barriers currently exist. The series of dialogues will be continued on different aspects at various venues. Intensive discussions between experts are to come up with ways to tackle obstacles to the transfer of research findings and to make full use of their potential.
During the kick-off event on 11 March 2019, Federal Minister Altmaier said: “We want to talk with all the stakeholders involved in the process of innovation. We want to listen to the people working on the transfer of research findings in their day-to-day work. We will then draw up and implement joint solutions.”
We also invite you to forward your ideas and proposals on how to improve technology transfer and to participate in the process beyond the events being held in the context of the series of dialogues and the roadshow. We look forward to your contributions at .