International research: To the very top with innovation – Sweden
Sweden once again won the title of European innovation leader last year, a feat the country owes not least to its state innovation authority Vinnova: “We help increase Sweden’s innovative capacity and sustainable growth. We strive to turn Sweden into a driving force in a sustainable world.”
Author: Benjamin Dierks
Impulse: Germany and Europe must turn more innovative
Brigitte Mohn, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Innovations are driving forces for prospering economic development. Germany and Europe offer great potential for improving our innovative strength. Increasing our innovation capability is more than just a relevant economic dimension.
Publication : Competition is a driver for innovation in Germany
The Corona pandemic is hitting the German economy hard. In many crisis-ridden sectors, there is a threat of market power being concentrated in a few companies. And this will have consequences for Germany as a location for innovation.
Study: Personal contact crucial in German-Israeli innovation transfer
Study: USA still patent Superpower – But China is catching up fast
The international balance of power in innovation is shifting. When it comes to world-class patents in important cutting-edge technologies, the United States still occupies the leading position in almost every field. But China is catching up fast or has already overtaken the United States in some areas thanks to its much greater dynamic. This is the central finding of our new study on the development of national and regional portfolios of patents in cutting-edge technologies since 2000.
Event: Ceremony for 2020 Reinhard Mohn Prize postponed
Our Executive Board is postponing the award ceremony for this year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize, planned for September 3, 2020, until 2021. The decision was made in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Award: Nechemia Peres to receive 2020 Reinhard Mohn Prize
The 2020 Reinhard Mohn Prize on "Fostering Innovation. Unlocking Potential" is being awarded to Nechemia ("Chemi") Peres, Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. In bestowing the prize, we are recognizing the entrepreneur for his outstanding efforts to promote innovation that serves both business and society. Due to the corona pandemic, the award ceremony will take place in 2021.
Study: Silicon Wadi meets the hinterland – how Germany’s Mittelstand and Israeli startups can benefit from working together
Germany and Israel face similar challenges and opportunities when it comes to globalization and digitalization. Which synergies could result from an innovation exchange? What would successful cooperation look like? As our study German and Israeli Innovation – The Best of Two Worlds shows: Networking is crucial for shaping German-Israeli partnerships. Innovative platforms, moreover, facilitate the interactions that can make those partnerships happen.
Event: German-Israeli Pitch Night
“Go far. Come close.” The first German-Israeli Pitch Night presented innovative startups from Israel and East Westphalia to an audience of 200 guests. Thanks to the concrete examples discussed, it also showed how both ecosystems can learn from each other.
In terms of growth, exports and employment Germany is on solid economic ground. Yet we need more innovation to remain technologically competitive, as well as to solve the most pressing social problems of our time. For this to succeed, innovation and technological progress must always be aligned with our values. We stand for an innovative Germany and Europe that each live up to their full potential.