Range of services

We research on behalf of policy-makers, industry and science. We apply a broad range of methods which we continually further develop and offer our clients:

  • comparative analyses of innovation systems at national, sectoral and technological level
  • Technology Foresight and creation of scenarios and roadmaps of future technological developments
  • investigation of the institutional and regulative contexts of innovations
  • analysis of the diffusion processes of innovations
  • evaluation of innovations and their potentials in an economic, societal and ecological perspective
  • assessment of innovation-related policy options as well as the chances of success and acceptance in the market and by society
  • advising industrial players and policy-makers on the introduction and implementation of innovative solutions
    • Design and evaluation of instruments to diffuse renewable technologies
    • Technology, energy and emission prognoses
    • Examination of the potentials of renewable energies and CO₂-mitigation measures
    • Sector and market analyses for new energy sources, energy-technology products and energy services
    • Research on barriers, success factors and business strategies for the system and market integration of innovative technologies
    • Consulting on the prioritization of R&D programs
    • Design and evaluation of instruments to diffuse renewable technologies
    • Technology, energy and emission prognoses
    • Examination of the potentials of efficient use of energy and CO₂-mitigation measures
    • Sector and market analyses for new energy sources, energy-technology products and energy services
    • Research on barriers, success factors and business strategies for the system and market integration of innovative technologies
    • Consulting on the prioritization of R&D programs
    • Search for signals of technical and societal change (horizon scanning, trend radar, innovation and technology analysis)
    • Systematic recording, preparation and evaluation of decision-relevant future knowledge (Delphi studies, expert interviews, bibliometrics)
    • Development and analysis of future paths and models (scenario and visioning processes)
    • Roadmaps for structuring and visualizing actionable business and political options (road mapping processes)
    • Conception and implementation of participatory dialogue formats, e.g. future dialogs, future workshops with the involvement of various actor groups such as industry stakeholders, citizens, and experts
       
    • Assessment and evaluation of technologies and policy options
    • Scientific monitoring of new infrastructure concepts and technologies from draft to implementation
    • Innovation system analyses for resource-saving technologies and infrastructure systems
    • Estimation of innovation dynamics and performance in “green“ future markets
    • Design and analysis of innovative policy instruments and company strategies at regional, national and international level
    • Assessment of the economic and societal consequences of sustainability strategies
    • Investigation and evaluation of creation and diffusion processes of new technologies and current trends
    • Identification of technological potentials for new applications in industry
    • Identification of barriers for the implementation and utilization of innovative technologies
    • Impact Analysis of new technologies on science, industry, society and the environment
    • Foresight of the possible consequences of new technologies as well as collaboration in drafting political and economic measures and policy options
    • Design and evaluation of innovation and research promotion programs
    • Advising ministries and project sponsors regarding the design and implementation of public programmes promoting research and innovation
    • Evaluation (ex ante, interim, ex post) of support programmes
      International, sectoral and regional analyses of competition and the performance of science and industrial systems
    • Development and application of methods in patent and publication statistics
      Analyses of company dynamics and regional innovation systems
    • Analyses of policy and society regarding the demographic implications for the innovation system concerning mobility, education, transfer of personnel and gender
    • Implementation of open innovation in SMEs
    • Benchmarking of performance indicators and success factors
    • Scientific studies of the diffusion and impacts of technical and organizational innovations in companies and industries of the manufacturing sector (e.g. Industry 4.0)