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Sabine Blankenship



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  • 1. Connecting Germany with the World’s BestTriple Helix Workshop“Building the Entrepreneurial University”November 15, 20121.  Motivation and Goals2.  Germany’s Science and Innovation Strategies3.  Implementation in the U.S.4.  German Organizations in the U.S.5.  Connecting Locally
  • 2. Motivation and Goals Top  ten  countries  by  scien/fic   publica/ons  •  Knowledge is key to competitiveness 6EEEF>//D >//F>//9 and sustainable economic growth•  We are facing a changing geography 4$#:-;&<:%:-= 4$#:-;&<:%:-= >?() >6(>) of knowledge generation in the world•  Germany wants to remain a top contributor 7%8%$&3(9) !"#$%&6/(>) 45&?(.) 45&3(6)•  Maintain a competitive edge 0-+1%$2&3(/) 7%8%$&?(6) 0-+1%$2&?(/)•  Remain an attractive location in an *+%$,-&.(/) *+%$,-&() increasingly multipolar world !"#$%&() !%$%;%&D(?) B:%C2&D(.) !%$%;%&D() B:%C2&D(.)•  Create and strengthen ties to @A==#%&>(?) <8%#$&>(3) B$;#%&>(.) global centers of excellence <8%#$&>(.) 1.09  Mio   1.58  Mio     ©  The  Royal  Society,  March  2011  
  • 3. Germany’s Science and Innovation Strategies•  High-Tech Strategy 2020 (2006) –  Focus: Domestic Kiel –  Defines common priorities (global challenges) Hamburg Schwerin –  Aims to connect science and industry Bremen –  Creates leading technology clusters Berlin Hannover Potsdam•  Strategy for the Internationalization of Magdeburg Science and Research (2008) Düsseldorf –  Focus: International Erfurt Dresden –  Defines guidelines for all stakeholders in the Wiesbaden German science and innovation system Mainz •  Strengthens  research  coopera.on  with  global   Saar- brücken leaders,  such  as  the  U.S.   Stuttgart •  Develops  connec.ons  with  innova.on  hubs,   München such  as  Silicon  Valley     •  Calls  on  players  to  assume  responsibility  for   global  challenges,  such  as  climate  change
  • 4. Implementation in the U.S.•  Increased Presence in Science Hubs 84"#9" 6"7"%% !"#$%&()& 0)&("&" –  Gain access to global *+,)& 1 &("% centers of excellence -)+($,+& 3"4%5)+&%" ./"$) !1)2%& and to specific regional 0123$4 2 )*+,-./ 1 >$%,?.$%32(3 background knowledge 9$(12%4"%:,;<0< –  Create networks and =(,!%4*#*( establish strategic !"#$%"$ partnerships with institutions abroad 78("%•  Monitoring of regional trends 52$62 –  Analyze regional trends in research and innovation –  Examine relevant political strategies and measures•  Promote Germany as top location for R&D –  “Research in Germany” marketing campaign
  • 5. German Players in the U.S.
  • 6. German Players in the U.S. AAract  US  Investors   Connect  German  Start-­‐ ups  to  Silicon  Valley   Support  German  companies  abroad  
  • 7. German Players in the U.S.
  • 8. German Players in the U.S. Public  diplomacy,  support  &  strengthen   poli/cal  rela/ons  Foster  dialog  of  civil   socie/es,  poli/cal   Promote  German   think  tanks   language  &  culture  
  • 9. German Players in the U.S.
  • 10. German Players in the U.S. Perform  contract   research  for  companies   Showcases  German  Science  and  Innova/on   Perform  basic   research   Fund  scien/sts’  mobility   Funds  research  projects   to  and  from  Germany  
  • 11. Connecting Locally•  Networking –  German expats and scientists –  Interconnecting German networks•  Providing Service –  Funding Information –  Connect Experts•  Promoting –  Research in Germany•  Reporting –  Opportunities for collaboration –  Relevant political strategies and measures