THÜRINGEN innovativ

THÜRINGEN innovativ


Projektziel:Vorbereitung und Festlegung der Maßnahmen zurErhöhung des Innovationsgrades der RegionMalopolska, als Weg zur Umstrukturierung derRegionalwirtschaft.Co-ordinator: Marshalamt der Region Malopolska.Laufzeit – 32 Monaten.Start ab 01.06.2005.

Projektaufgaben TIWP1- Management, Methodologie, Strukturierung.WP5- Analyse der Innovation und Nachfrage an dieInnovationResultat- Identifikation des Zugangs zur Innovationund der Barrieren.WP6- Analyse, wie hoch ist die Regional InnovationGrad der Regional InnovationWP9 – Internationale KooperationWorkshop „Good –Praxis“WP10 - Vorbereitung des PilotprojektesWP 11- Implementierung des PilotprojektesWP 12 - EvaluierungWP 13 - Finalreport

ThuringiaRegional economy and R&D potentialEconomic dataRegional per capital income14 400 €National per capital 22 800 €Number of inhabitants 2 400 000Number of public researchers 3000Number of research centres15R&D expenditures in the region 822 M€Industrial profileOptics and optoelectronicsPharmaceuticals, medical technology and biotechnology Automobilemanufacture and automotive supplyMicroelectronics and micro systems technologyInformation technology

Innovation policies .Main actors involved in the elaboration of policiesRegional:STIFT (Foundation for researchand technology transfer): supportin innovation matters,presentation of successfulprojects, creation of requiredinfrastructure (application,technology centres)Thuringian Ministry ofEconomics, Technology andLabour (TMWTA)Thuringian Ministry of Educationand Culture (TKM)Thuringian reconstruction anddevelopment bank (ThüringerAufbaubank -TAB )National:BMBF (Federal Ministry forResearch)BMWAI (Federal Ministry forEconomy and Technology)

Financial support for innovation projectsRegional:SME Technology and InnovationSupport Programme (EBT)with different instruments tobe used for :financial support of R&Dactivitiespartly financing of employeessupport of implementation ofnew innovative techniquesThuringian Capital investmentand management company(bm-t) offering equity moneyfrom 0,1-5 M€NationalPRO INNO II for collaborativeresearch between industryand science

Cluster policiesRegional:OMNBiomedical technologyBiotechnologyISTRenewable energyNational:NEMO “RegionaleWachtumskerne” : NetworkManagement (such ascluster management) ;Promoting activities inselected areas (also usedfor cluster management)Creation of centres ofcompetence in OMN inselected German area

Regional innovation policiesRegional innovation policies :main featuresTechnology conception 2002-2008 published by the regionalministry of economy: technology fields, foresights, actions, fundingpriorities, target groups (SMEs)Regional attractiveness and competitiveness: NANew firms creation:Network for support of start-up companies and spin-off from universities,hosted by the chambers of commerceSupport to infrastructure:8 technology and start-up centres, 4 application centres for new technologies(microelectronics and mechatronics, measuring and sensor technology,new media, construction technology)Networking within the region:Regional funding for mission oriented research

Regional innovation policiesCollaboration outside the regionNational funding for collaboration research between industry and science(Proinno II)Network management (Nemo)Information and knowledge gathering and diffusion: NATechnology and knowledge transfers:Promotion of the regional or national technology transfer (technologytransfer promotion by the regional ministry for economy affair)Local development and business market :NA

Actors and policies in the field of OMN2 engineering / technical schools having programmes in OMN2 universities having programmes in OMN5 research centres specialised in OMNTraining programmes in OMN : Fraunhofer Institute for AppliedOptics and Precision EngineeringDEWB AG Jena :venture capital specialised in OMN Associations / networksrelated to OMN : 2 other clusters: Microtechnology ClusterThuringiaOphtalmoinnovation (marketing, education and training)

Regional economy and R&D potentialThuringia covers an area of about 16.171,5 km² and has a population of 2,5Mio people. The total workforce herewith is nearly exactly 1 million, whoproduced in 2005 a gross domestic product (GDP) of 44,8 Mio EUR (nominal,in prices of 1995 =38,8).Examples of leading Thuringian industries are:Optics and optoelectronics in Jena and eastern Thuringia (Jenoptik, Zeiss,Schott, LDT, among others)Pharmaceuticals, medical technology and biotechnology in Jena (Jenapharm,Asclepion-Meditec AG, Cybio AG)Automobile manufacture and automotive supply in Eisenach and vicinity (Adam-Opel-AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, FER Fahrzeugelektrik GmbH)Microelectronics and micro systems technology in Erfurt and vicinity (ThesysGmbH, Erfurt, X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries GmbH, Erfurt, Antec SolarGmbH, Arnstadt)

Regional economy and R&D potentialInformation technology in Sömmerda and Jena (Fujitsu-Siemens, Intershop, Communications)All of these industrial areas and actually most of theseenterprises have needs in OMN technology products. Thuringia sets high value on promoting research anddevelopment. To realize its goals, the stateadministration fosters close cooperation betweenscience and research, business and politics.Enterprises that display inventiveness are the drivingforce behind technological and economicprogress. In Thuringia, these companies can rely on a close-knitnetwork of technology and research institutions:

Regional economy and R&D potential five universities (Jena, Ilmenau, Erfurt, and two inWeimar), four Universities of Applied Sciences (Erfurt, Jena,Schmalkalden, Nordhausen), eleven non-academic research institutes (in Jena,Ilmenau, Heiligenstadt, Tautenburg and Weimar), modern technology and business incubators (at everyuniversity location) and research institutions with close links to business offerideal conditions for innovation.

Regional innovation policyA variety of funding options is available to innovating businesses inThuringia, ranging from start-up backing, to SME programmes tonationwide research projects.Regional promoting authorities are the Ministries Wirtschafts- andKultusministerium, the foundation Stiftung für Technologie- undInnovationsförderung Thüringen (STIFT – Thuringian Foundationfor the Promotion of Technology, Innovation and research inThuringia) as well as the Thüringer Aufbaubank (TAB – theThuringian reconstruction and development bank).Special conditions for loans or guarantees can be granted to startupsand innovative companies as well to finance innovativeinvestments. (Guarantee Bank Thuringia).

Regional innovation policyThe Thuringian Capital investment and management company (bm-t) offersequity money from 0,1-5 M€. VC-Capital can be granted by the DEWB,which is specialized in the Photonics sector.Professional location marketing is provided by theLandesentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (LEG – State DevelopmentCorporation), which offers investors comprehensive advice on everythingfrom available development sites to obtaining the necessary approvalsfrom the authorities.The main focus, which is set by the government, includes most of thetechnologies OMN companies are acting in.Mainly used for the support of innovating activities are the regionalprogrammes and instruments mentioned above.

Thank you for your attention.Liliana HrytsyshynTI GmbHMainzerhofstr. 10D-99084 ErfurtPhone +49 (0) 361 789 23 29Fax +49 (0) 361 789 23 47E-Mail

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