Since 2000, Germany has been experiencing a decline in research productivity, accompanied by a decrease in the number of technology-oriented start-ups as well as in the rate of innovators. This development indicates a lower willingness to implement innovations, as well as a declining economic success of research, development and innovation.

Against this background, the Wissenschaftsstatistik of Stifterverband and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are organising a workshop with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which will focus on the diagnosis and cause analysis of this development as well as on approaches to innovation and economic policy measures.

This event, which will be held in German, aims to bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers from relevant fields to discuss the phenomenon as well as measures and strategies of innovation policy  to overcome these shortcomings The workshop will feature five different panels entitled “Decline in Productivity Growth – Diagnosis and Cause Analysis”, “Decrease in Innovation Dynamics in the Business Sector”, “Digitalisation, Innovation and Productivity”, “Challenges for Innovation Policy” and “Lines of Action in Innovation Policy”. With the aim of providing a framework for fruitful discussions, various experts will give kick-off speeches on these topics.

Scientific Organisation

Prof. Uwe Cantner

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation

Dr. Verena Eckl


Prof. Dr. Alexander Gerybadze

University of Hohenheim

Dr. Gero Stenke


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29.01.2018 - 30.01.2018

Event Location

Allianz Forum

Pariser Platz 6 10117 Berlin

Scientific Contact

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LLL:Image Slowdown in Productivity Growth and Innovation Performance in Germany?
  • Productivity
  • Growth
  • Innovation
  • Germany