National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
The innovation indicator, which is published annually, is a comparative study on innovation strength. It captures the conditions for innovation in Germany as an industrial location and compares them in a ranking in the areas of industry, science, education, governance and society as well as in an overall indicator with the globally leading industrial countries and emerging nations. This creates a basis for innovation political decisions. The innovation indicator is a cooperation of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The study is conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in cooperation with the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The innovation indicator was initiated by the BDI together with the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung before acatech became a cooperation partner.
Contributors: Maria, Beise-Zee, Alfred, Spielkam