By Ulrich Schmoch, Christian Rammer, Harald Legler
The proposal of nationwide platforms of Innovation used to be brought as a mode to explain a number of the components which give a contribution to innovation functionality and their interplay. so much analyses consult with the outline of the buildings of particular international locations, while the comparability of other international locations quite often fails as a result of the inconsistency of knowledge assets or the shortcoming of particular information. during this ebook, the innovation buildings of a vast set of nations are in comparison at the foundation of assorted symptoms. specifically, the themes of private and non-private R+D and their internationalisation, of clinical and technological functionality, of innovation actions in production and companies, of overseas alternate, of technology-based start-ups, and ICT infrastructure are tested intimately. yet another suitable region of research is greater schooling and hugely expert employment, and at last tendencies in innovation coverage are provided in a global comparability. The booklet files significant components of the joint paintings of 8 prime German institutes, elaborated within the context of a typical annual document on Germany's technological functionality. It offers even more than the natural compilation of quantitative signs for foreign benchmarking, yet provides help to a suitable interpretation of the referring effects and indicates correct conclusions for innovation coverage. a different concentration is on Germany; so the ebook additionally goals at non-German readers drawn to particular positive aspects of the German innovation process.