“Research campus – proactive“. Exchange of experiences and integration within the scope of the funding initiative “Research campus – public-private partnership for innovation“

The project's objectives were to accompany and integrate the research campus model (“Forschungscampus“) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This comprised continuous contact and exchange with the BMBF, the project executing organisation, and the research campuses as part of the scientific analysis and processing of the topic, a continuous learning process and the exchange of experiences. Insights into successful further development were gained that allow initial conclusions concerning the future viability and sustainability of the funding measure.

The project was conducted by Fraunhofer ISI. The Institute for Innovation and Technology at the VDI / VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH was substantially involved as a subcontractor.

The project's tasks were divided into three major work packages: research campus knowledge base (A), research campus services (B) and research campus monitoring (C). The methodological mix of scientific analyses and monitoring the developments in the research campuses was used to acquire scientific knowledge, support the individual research campuses and foster public relations.

The results were made available to the research campuses, the BMBF, the project executing organisation PtJ and the public in different publication formats, workshops and conferences.

All the publications of the accompanying research including a summary of its results can be found under “Publications“.





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