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Experts deem the High-Tech Strategy a success

March 04, 2008

In Berlin, Professor Dr Harhoff presented the first report of the Commission of Experts on Research and Innovation to the Chancellor. In the report, the independent experts gave the government good marks. In research policy, the vitally needed U-turn has been made, and a new climate created for investment.

The independent Commission of Experts on Research and Innovation is unanimous in its verdict. Germany is currently well positioned. In their report they do, however, criticise difficulties in obtaining venture capital and point to the worsening shortfall in skilled specialists. Chancellor Angela Merkel sees their report as recognition of the work of the government and as an incentive for politicians to do still more.

In Berlin, Professor Dr Harhoff presented the first report of the Commission of Experts on Research and Innovation to the Chancellor. In the report, the independent experts gave the government good marks.

With its High-Tech Strategy for Germany, the German government has placed research and development firmly at the heart of the government’s activities. It will be providing an addition 6.5 billion euros for this field by 2009. In research policy, the vitally needed U-turn has been made, and a new climate created for investment.

The German government also intends to work with the federal states and private-sector players to overcome the shortage of skilled specialists. To this end, the cabinet recently adopted the government’s Qualification Initiative. Between now and 2010, Germany will need another 70,000 trained specialists in the field of research and development.

Germany is the world’s largest exporter of high-tech goods, coming ahead of even the USA and Japan. German industry is the most innovative in the EU. Investment in research and development is thus one of the bases for economic recovery in Germany.

The German government will publish its response to the report of the independent Commission of Experts in May, in the form of a government report on research and innovation. The report will be submitted to the German Bundestag and will replace the existing federal research report and the report on Germany’s technological capacities. The new report will provide comprehensive information on the policies of the German government, the individual federal states and the European Union in the fields of research, technology and innovation.



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