From 1 May to 30 September 2011, Andrea Cocchi is visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Industrial Economics and International Management". He is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University Business School, UK. His research focus lies on innovation intermediaries in the regional innovation systems. The comparison of the Emilia-Romagna region and Baden-Wurttemberg is a focal point of his research activities. During his stay at ZEW, Mr. Cocchi will work on the analysis of the comparison region Baden-Württemberg, including collecting relevant information and conducting interviews.