New impulses for sustainable and resilient development processes in structurally weak regions of change (IMPER)
The scientific project accompanying the funding initiative "WIR! - Change through Innovation in the Region" aims to identify new impulses for sustainable and resilient development processes in structurally weak regions of change and to develop conclusions for new structural and innovation policy measures on this basis. The aim is to contribute to the expansion of the knowledge base in the field of innovation-based structural change, especially with regard to dynamic, sustainable and resilient development paths and the reduction of regional disparities. The focus is on the question of how regions in transition cope with acute shocks and what the implications are for sustainable and resilient regional development. Using a mix of methods, theoretical-conceptual approaches are to be empirically tested and, on this basis, new insights for regions, politics and science are to be developed and made available to a broad public.