Innovation is crucial to prosperity, and to solving the urgent societal problems of our time. However, Germany needs more innovative capacity if it wants to continue to keep pace with other countries and regions across the globe – particularly with regard to cutting-edge technologies.
Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has examined how to unlock this potential in ways that promote innovations that foster competitiveness, as well as well-being and societal progress. As part of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2020 project, the research team analyzed good practices worldwide, along with specific policies, institutions and mechanisms from 13 countries with proven success. The findings are now featured in four comprehensive results papers and an "Agenda for the Future," all under the title of "Innovation for Transformation."