Technopolis Deutschland GmbH


Technopolis has been active in the German market for over ten years even before the office in Frankfurt was opened. Numerous projects for clients from the German Federal Government and the Lander (Regional) Governments were accomplished focusing on research, innovation and science policy. The Technopolis office in Germany was established in 2009.

The main strengths of the German office lie in the financing of innovation, research and cluster evaluation, the application of strategic policy intelligence tools including sectoral and territorial foresight as well as public policy support for innovation and innovation management. In addtion, the activity in Health related science and technology, health services and demographic adapation challenges are an increasing  part of our portfolio. We also offer expertise in Clean and Green Technologies.

The team based in Germany have a varied professional background. Dr. Daniel Schütze and Dr. Patries Boekholt are the heads of the German office.  Thomas Heimer is the scientific head. He is member of the advisory board of Kompetenznetze Deutschland of the Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). He also chairs the accreditation commission of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). At “Hochschule RheinMain“, a university of Applied Sciences, he holds a position as professor for Innovation Management

Located in Frankfurt am Main, the office is at the heart of one of Germany's thriving economic hotspots and within comfortable travelling distance to the federal government in Berlin and Bonn as well as to state governments and government agencies across Germany.

Prior to opening the office in Frankfurt am Main, Technopolis consultants from Austria, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom have worked in Germany for federal and regional government organisations.

Clients in Germany include the Federal Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), The German Aerospace Centre (DLR), The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the KfW, Germany's promotional bank as well as regions such as the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The German office also participates in studies outside Germany, for example for the European Commission

Examples of studies and evaluations Technopolis conducted in Germany include:

  • Support to research consortia funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology as part of the 'Innovation Centre Connected Living' (BMWi / DLR 2011 – 2013)
  • 'Regional Innovation Report' for Berlin as part of the 'Regional Innovation Monitor' led by Technopolis Brussels (European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry 2010)
  • Evaluation of the 'IN FORM' project ‚Fit in old age' (DGE - German Nutrition Society 2010 / 2011)
  • Expertise on the establishment of a DLR research centre in Singapore (DLR – German Aerospace Centre 2010)
  • Study on the potential to export clean technologies to emerging markets and developing countries (KfW 2010)
  • Consultancy on the establishment of a VC fund for clean climate friendly technologies (VDI Technologiezentrum 2010)
  • Study on the establishment of a corporate university (Asklepios Hamburg GmbH 2010 – 2011)
  • Documentation of examples of positive effects of the 'Pakt für Forschung und Innovation' for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF 2009 / 2010)
  • Evaluation of the 'High-Tech Gründerfonds' for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI -2009)
  • Evaluation of the programme 'Transregio Collaborative Research Centres' for the Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft (DFG -2009)
  • A comparative analysis of the instrument 'Strategic Partnerships' for BMBF (2009)
  • Study on cluster development in the state of Saxony-Anhalt (State of Saxony - 2008)
  • The economic significance of Intellectual Property and the diminishing importance of physical assets for SMEs in Germany (with Fraunhofer-ISI - 2008)
  • Evaluation of the 'Technologies for Sustainable Development' programme for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (DLR / BMBF- 2008)
  • Evaluation of the Humboldt Research Award and Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009).
  • The evaluation of the micro-systems technology programme (BMBF-2002)
  • A study on the degree of internationalisation of the German research community for BMBF (2007)
  • Study on best practices in policies for internationalisation of R&D (BMBF-2002)
  • A international study on the success factors for High-tech Regions around the world for BMBF (1998).
  • Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Strategies for Berlin (1998) Brandenburg (2000) and Sachsen (2001)

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Frankfurt/Main [Germany]
Technopolis Deutschland GmbH
Große Seestraße 26
60486 Frankfurt am Main

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