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Miscellaneous  |  02/28/2018

Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) presents Annual Report 2018 on Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany to German Chancellor Merkel

On February 28, 2018, the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation chaired by Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation, has presented the eleventh report on research, innovation and technological performance in Germany to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer, Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer, German Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott, Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner. Photo: Myriam Rion

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation - EFI) provides scientific advice to the German Federal Government and periodically delivers reports on research, innovation and technological productivity in Germany. A key task is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the German innovation system in an international comparison. Furthermore, Germany's perspectives as a location for research and innovation are evaluated on the basis of the latest research findings. EFI presents proposals for national research and innovation policy.