The German Research Summit 2018 of the Stifterverband is entitled: “Innovations in Germany and Europe – Opportunities and Limits of Policy-Making”.
The aim of the Research Summit 2018 is to come together to formulate answers to some of the most pressing questions in German research- and innovation policy. Should the government think of itself as a visionary and innovator (an entrepreneurial state)? Why does German enterprise not generate radical innovations? Can today’s EU still have an influence by taking initiatives in innovation policy?
As in previous years, it is imperative to jointly develop perspectives for the future of the German research and innovation system, and to provide orientation for strategic decisions in anticipation of the coming legislative periods and the next EU Research Framework Program. The Research Summit provides the appropriate framework for this demanding undertaking: as an international arena for critical and constructive dialogue, as an interdisciplinary forum for reflection and brainstorming, and as a lively venue for networking.