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Innovation and value-creation chains are becoming progressively globalised. Global challenges and innovation opportunities have to be tackled by cooperation with international partners from science and economy.
The funding measure "Innovative Hochschule" supports third mission activities at German universities to boost knowledge transfer and innovation. It is aimed in particular at small and mid-size universities and universities of applied sciences.
A branch of high technology has long since developed around the medium of light and German businesses are among the world market leaders in various areas of photonics, including laser technology, lighting, or microscopy and imaging.
BMBF Foresight is a strategic instrument of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that provides technology foresight and the determination of future societal needs in terms of research and development.