We identify new topics for research and innovation policy by systematically monitoring research and development, as well as technologies and markets. Based on our monitoring activities, we develop national and European funding concepts in cooperation with our clients. In this way, our policy advice provides the impetus for solving key social challenges.
We efficiently administer programmes for funding research and innovation; the implementation of these programmes includes a range of services from advising applicants and evaluating the projects which are submitted, through approving and disbursing the funds, to evaluating the application of the results. Our administration of funding programmes includes acting as an important interface between our clients and the funding recipients from businesses, universities and non-university research institutes.
We see research and innovation as a cyclical process which includes an assessment of the impact of funding programmes which have been implemented. We utilise a suitable toolkit to manage the evaluation processes which are important for furthering the development of funding concepts and disseminate information regarding projects with innovation potential to experts in the respective fields and to the public. In this way, we can ensure that project funding makes a lasting contribution to securing the future by consistently providing new stimuli.