Regional Development & Infrastructure

By developing new concepts there is potential to continously improve quality of life and competitiveness in urban living and metropolitan areas, but also in rural regions.

Increasing demands are made on regions and municipalities, for example in terms of technological solutions, in having flexible strategies in place or in showing superior social skills when hosting participatory formats with many stakeholders. For regional development, it is a matter of conserving resources and using them efficiently, developing mobility and logistics concepts, planning buildings and traffic routes that are suitable for community members, but also creating new opportunities through socially acceptable communication options with the help of appropriate technologies.

The iit provides neutral advice on the following questions, among others:

  • What does the regional innovation landscape look like?
  • Which innovation actors are the key players in the region?
  • What opportunities can be provided to improve networking and to strengthen existing potentials within and cross-regional?
  • How to differentiate the trends that may be ignored from the ones that must be considered when reviwing the regional innovation strategy?

The iit projects and publications on regional development & infrastructure are listed below.

iit projects & publications

regarding regional development & infrastructure topics

Regional Development & Infrastructure

In a study, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) is working with partners to develop recommendations for more data competence in municipal administrations. The "KoDaKo" project, which is funded by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), focuses on the question of how […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Against the backdrop of new digital possibilities in the context of 'Smart City', the German Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport (StMB) is conducting the model project "Smart City Smart Region - Municipal Digitization Strategies for Urban Planning and Mobility of the Future". A total of 12 Bavarian […]

Economy & Labor, Business development, Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH commissioned the Institute for Innovation and Technology in the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik (iit) in 2020 to evaluate the joint project "Innovationsorientiertes Netzwerk StartUp Schleswig-Holstein (StartUp SH)". The aim of the evaluation was to evaluate the network and the StartUp SH e.V. association […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The study's aim was to evaluate the performance and competitiveness of the start-up ecosystem in Hamburg with a focus on non-financial support instruments for the promotion of start-ups and start-ups; identification of further development needs and the derivation of recommendations for action and concrete measures.

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In a survey carried out on behalf of Hamburg Marketing GmbH (HMG), the Hamburg Metropolitan Region's innovation leaders were brought together by the Economic Development Council of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and examined for their compatibility with the City of Hamburg's communication concept.

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

On behalf of the Coburg Economic Development Agency, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) supports the city in designing a digitization strategy. Expert audits and a workshop will be held to determine the current status of Coburg's digitization and identify concrete measures for further digitization. The results will then […]

Mobility, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the project "Potential Study CityWest" is to develop a systematic and holistic methodology to identify and evaluate possible applications of intelligent mobility technologies in urban test fields - and then to apply them to the selected test field "City West". For this purpose, criteria for the analysis […]

Economy & Labor, Business development, Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In this project, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) is developing a utilization concept and requirements program for an Innovation and Technology Center Industry 4.0, which directly addresses the declared goal of creating the infrastructural prerequisites for the further development of the Innovation and Technology Center Schöneweide as a […]

Medicine & Health, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The medical technology industry, which is characterised by medium-sized companies, is one of the mainstays of the healthcare industry in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region. Accordingly, the regional healthcare industry cluster includes a separate field of activity, medical technology. The aim of the study is to determine the current status of […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

On behalf of the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, iit has developed a marketing concept for Hamburg as a location for innovation. In the context of an analysis of the current situation and the surrounding area, possible communication contents were identified and potential target groups were named. Based on the […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Together with the CIMA Institut für Regionalwirtschaft GmbH, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) is developing a systematization of the technological and application potentials of novel adaptive-collaborative autonomous systems, in order to subsequently conduct a corresponding actor and potential analysis of the Hannover Region and an assessment of economic […]

Regional Development & Infrastructure

For the Hamburg Marketing GmbH, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) has developed a communication concept for marketing the research and development location of the Hamburg metropolitan region. The communication concept focuses on the exchange and transfer processes between the development, application and marketing of innovative ideas and solutions. […]

Energy & Sustainability, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The project goal is to accompany the further development process for the strategy of the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg Cluster Agency (EEHH) for the period from 2016 until 2019 as well as the process definition for the future development and revision of the strategy. The results of the evaluation in […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the research project is to develop smart solutions/guidelines for an intelligent, innovative and affordable design of the technical infrastructures adapted to the Schwerin region and its surroundings. In order to find out what contribution the Internet of Things/Services can make to maintaining (and improving) the quality of […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The funding initiative 'Innovative Regional Growth Cores' is part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Innovation Initiative for the New States 'Unternehmen Region'. Since the programme was launched in 2001, 997 sub-projects in 48 growth cores have been funded. The aim of the programme is to […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Energy & Sustainability, Innovations & Technologies, Medicine & Health, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The technology program 'Smart Service World - Internet-based services for business' promotes R&D activities that enable innovative ICT-based services. The 20 funded projects are developing prototypical solutions that collect and analyze data on the basis of networked, intelligent technical systems and provide new services via service platforms, app stores and […]

Medicine & Health, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the potential study was to support the cluster health care industry - Health Capital - in the further development and future design of the technology transfer offer in the field of molecular diagnostics and bioanalytics. Based on the results of an evaluation of the Center for Molecular […]

Innovations & Technologies, Medicine & Health, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The project is based on the results of the study 'Support for people in need of care through technical assistance systems' presented at the end of 2013. It provided the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) with initial indications of the extent to which currently existing technical assistance systems are […]

International, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Cluster and network policy has been gaining increasing importance in North Africa since the Arab Spring. This is also the case in Libya, which already addressed the topic of cluster development together with Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) in 2006. The iit's CLUSLIB project continues this work consistently and has […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Within the framework of the evaluation carried out by the iit together with the Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics (CRIE) at the University of Bremen, the central cluster policy measure of the Free State of Bavaria, the Cluster Offensive, is being examined with regard to its effectiveness, efficiency and […]

Medicine & Health, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Center for Molecular Diagnostics and Bioanalytics (ZMDB) was founded in 2009 as a platform for technology transfer. The aim was to promote the development and production of innovative diagnostics in the Berlin-Brandenburg health region during a five-year funding period. Within the scope of the evaluation, the success and development […]

Energy & Sustainability, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster is analyzed on the basis of the evaluation and benchmarking system jointly developed for all eight Hamburg clusters and cluster policies. The evaluation focuses on member satisfaction analysis to assess the range of services offered and the development of future services by the cluster management. […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the project was to examine the effectiveness and performance of the funding provided to date and, building on this, to bring together existing funding instruments in an overall strategy. Recommendations for cluster policy were derived, which show the way to a sustainable and efficient use of funding […]

Education & Research, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Based on the imminent expansion of the mechanical engineering campus of the University of Hannover located in Garbsen, the iit has been commissioned by the Hannover Region to investigate the future development possibilities of the location. In interaction with the Science and Technology Park, which is located about 2 km […]

Innovations & Technologies, International, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In the course of the programming of the Structural Funds funding period 2014 – 2020, a consensual, legally secure and efficient concept for the joint financing of the cluster policy of the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg is being developed. In addition to the organisation of the development process, […]

Regional Development & Infrastructure

The evaluation of the Maritime Cluster North Germany applied the evaluation and benchmarking system, which is uniform for all eight Hamburg clusters and cluster policies, to examine the performance, effectiveness and sustainability of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and the associated cluster policy approaches. This was supplemented by a cluster […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In the study carried out by iit together with Rambøll and evers & jung, the implementation of the cluster project is evaluated by ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB). For this purpose, the organisational structures and processes of the cluster project are examined for effectiveness and efficiency. The focus will also be […]

International, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the study was to work out the particular challenges of clusters in the creative and cultural sector and to develop a practicable evaluation and benchmarking tool on this basis. Despite the great heterogeneity of clusters in the creative industries, it was possible to develop a practice-oriented instrument […]

Innovations & Technologies, International, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Together with dsn, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) has developed a uniform evaluation and benchmarking system for all 8 Hamburg clusters that will be used in future evaluations. In an open and transparent process involving numerous stakeholders from business, science and politics, an implementation-oriented system was developed. A […]

Energy & Sustainability, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) within the VDI/VDE-IT has prepared an action-oriented potential analysis for the Economic Development Agency Dortmund within the framework of the 'Efficiency Initiative' with the aim of positioning Dortmund as a business and technology location in the market for future technologies that promote efficiency. […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

On behalf of the Ministry of Science, Economics and Transport of the German State of Schleswig-Holstein (MWV), the three cluster management of the food industry (foodRegio), the maritime industry (Maritime Cluster Schleswig-Holstein) and the information and communication and media industry (DiWiSH) were evaluated together with dsn. The promotion of cluster […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In the summer of 2005, the VDI/VDE-IT, as the project management agency of the Bavarian Information and Communications Technology Support Programme, began a comprehensive analysis of the support program on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology. The analysis was intended to provide indications of the […]

Regional Development & Infrastructure

The VDI/VDE-IT, as the project management agency of the MST Bavaria support program, began a comprehensive analysis of the support program in the summer of 2003 on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology. The analysis was intended to provide indications of the extent to which […]

Automatisiertes Fahren in der Smart City

Studie zur vernetzten Mobilität der Zukunft: Gesellschaftliche und fachliche Einschätzungen im Vergleich

Yasmin Halil, Lorenz Hornbostel, Doris Johnsen, Jörg Dubbert, Gereon Meyer, Volker Wittpahl
01/2020
50 Pages
German
Mit der vorliegenden Studie wurde ein aktuelles Stimmungsbild der Bevölkerung zu den Kernthemen des automatisierten Fahrens erhoben. Hierzu hat die forsa Politik- und Sozialforschung GmbH im Auftrag des Instituts für […]

Zukunftsradar Digitale Kommune

Ergebnisbericht zur Umfrage 2019

Lorenz Hornbostel, Désirée Tillack, Michael Nerger, Volker Wittpahl, Alexander Handschuh, Janina Salden
10/2019
42 Pages
German
Im Rahmen der Initiative Transform Local haben das Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit) und der Deutsche Städte- und Gemeindebund (DStGB) eine Umfrage zur Digitalisierung in den Kommunen durchgeführt. Zur […]
10/2018
31 Pages
German
Anhand von Praxisanwendungen in Kommunen aus ganz Deutschland stellt der Leitfaden „Digitale Services in Kommunen“, der im Rahmen der Begleitforschung des Technologieprogramms "Smart Service Welt" erarbeitet wurde, digitale Technologien aus […]
09/2018
15 Pages
German
Technologische Entwicklungen und digitale Transformation beeinflussen Regionen und ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit immer stärker. Wegen der Dynamik und Komplexität dieser weltweiten Transformationsprozesse fällt es regionalen Verantwortungsträgern oftmals schwer, vor Ort zu priorisieren […]
04/2018
112 Pages
German
Ziel der Evaluierung war es, zu überprüfen, inwieweit das Leitkonzept zur innovationsfördernden öffentlichen Beschaffung und die damit verbundenen Maßnahmen in Österreich bereits umgesetzt wurde. Außerdem sollte untersucht werden, wie effizient […]

Zukunftsradar Digitale Kommune

Ergebnisbericht zur Umfrage 2018

Lorenz Hornbostel, Désirée Tillack, Michael Nerger, Volker Wittpahl, Alexander Handschuh, Janina Salden
03/2018
40 Pages
German
Im Rahmen der Initiative Transform Local haben das Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit) und der Deutsche Städte- und Gemeindebund (DStGB) eine Umfrage zur Digitalisierung in den Kommunen durchgeführt. Zur […]

Intelligenztest für Regionen

iit-Innovationsfähigkeitsindikator

Ernst A. Hartmann, Sebastian von Engelhardt, Nadine Birner, Alexandra Shajek
02/2018
12 Pages
German
Wo liegen die Stärken und Schwächen einer Region? Wie kann die Innovationsfähigkeit einer Region gezielt gefördert werden? Um Fragen zur Innovationspolitik verlässlich beantworten zu können, bedarf es eines fundierten ExpertenInnenwissens. […]
09/2016
10 Pages
German
Backöfen, die sich auf Zuruf abschalten, intelligente Küchenarbeitsplatten, die Rezepte vorschlagen – oder Kühlschränke, die auf abgelaufene Lebensmittel hinweisen. Die Möglichkeiten eines Smart Home sind äußerst vielfältig, doch ist der […]

Evaluation der Förderinitiative „Innovative regionale Wachstumskerne“

Eine Evaluation im Rahmen der BMBF-Innovationsinitiative für die Neuen Länder „Unternehmen Region" (Kurzbericht)

Sonja Kind, Martina Kauffeld-Monz, Michael Nerger, Daniel Thiele, Jan Wessels, Christian von Drachenfels
08/2016
38 Pages
German
In der Evaluation werden die Zielerreichung und Wirkung der Förderinitiative „Innovative regionale Wachstumskerne“ hinsichtlich Aufwand und Nutzen bewertet sowie im Kontext übergreifender Zielsetzungen und anderer Förderprogramme auf Relevanz und Angemessenheit […]

Jahresbericht iit Vol. 7

Neue Formen der Kooperation in regionalen Innovationssystemen

07/2015
92 Pages
German
Mit dem Jahresbericht Vol. 7 hat das Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit) einen umfangreichen Bericht zum Thema „Neue Formen der Kooperation in regionalen Innovationssystemen“ vorgelegt. Dabei steht weniger die […]

Smart und Big Data für den öffentlichen Sektor

iit perspektive 24

Lena Ulbricht, Michael Huch, Ferdinand Gens
02/2015
9 Pages
German
Daten gelten als der Rohstoff des 21. Jahrhunderts. Vor allem Unternehmen erhoffen sich von „Big Data“ neue Impulse für ein wirtschaftliches Wachstum. Schon heute analysieren Handelsketten große Datenmengen, um mit […]

Zukunftsprojekt „Zukunftsstadt“

Eine Fallstudie zur systemischen Transformation

Jan Wessels, Katrin Schumann
01/2015
28 Pages
German
Die Zukunftsprojekte sind zentrale Umsetzungselemente der neuen „Hightech-Strategie – Innovationen für Deutschland“. Die vorliegende Fallstudie zeigt am Beispiel des Zukunftsprojektes „Zukunftsstadt“ exemplarisch, welche Erfahrungen unterschiedliche Akteursgruppen bereits bei der Umsetzung […]
09/2014
132 Pages
German
Am 2. Juli 2014 wurde in Hannover die Konzept- und Potenzialstudie „Forschungscampus Hannover-Garbsen“ vorgestellt. Ausgehend von der unmittelbar bevorstehenden Erweiterung des in Garbsen gelegenen Maschinenbaucampus der Universität Hannover hat das […]
08/2014
5 Pages
English
Im Unterschied zur Erfassung und Beschreibung von sogenannten »Megatrends« – also offensichtlich dominanten, die Zukunft einer Gesellschaft längerfristig, nachhaltig und stark prägenden Entwicklungen – verfolgt Horizon-Scanning die Absicht, diffus-schwache Hinweise […]

TAB-Brief, Nr. 43

Horizon-Scanning: Ein strukturierter Blick ins Ungewisse

Marc Bovenschulte, Simone Ehrenberg-Silies, Diego Compagna
03/2014
5 Pages
German
Im Unterschied zur Erfassung und Beschreibung von sogenannten »Megatrends« – also offensichtlich dominanten, die Zukunft einer Gesellschaft längerfristig, nachhaltig und stark prägenden Entwicklungen – verfolgt Horizon-Scanning die Absicht, diffus-schwache Hinweise […]

Übergänge und Durchlässigkeit in der Aufstiegsfortbildung

Steuerungspotenzial der Zulassungs- und Anrechnungsvorschriften in bundeseinheitlich geregelten Fortbildungsordnungen

Matthias Kohl, Sylvia Kestner, Regina Buhr
12/2013
22 Pages
German
Die Zulassungs- und Anrechnungsvorschriften bundeseinheitlich geregelter Fortbildungsordnungen ermöglichen grundsätzlich die Anerkennung und Anrechnung von bestehenden Kompetenzen und bereits erworbenen Qualifikationen: So besagt bspw. die sogenannte "Auffangnorm", dass zu einer Fortbildungsprüfung […]
04/2013
94 Pages
German
Seit 2011 fördern die Bundesländer Hamburg, Niedersachsen und Schleswig-Holstein das Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland (MCN). Die Initiative ist in ihrer Form deutschlandweit das erste trilaterale Cluster im maritimen Bereich. Mit der […]
01/2013
7 Pages
English
2010 haben die chilenischen Regionalverwaltungen “Proyecto RED” ins Leben gerufen, um den nationalen Innovationsrechtsrahmen zu erfüllen. Das Projekt wird seit zwei Jahren von der EU, dem Vizeministerium für regionale und […]

mst|femNet meets Nano and Optics

Bundesweite Mädchen-Technik-Talente-Foren in MINT – mäta

Regina Buhr
07/2011
189 Pages
German
Jenseits der Strukturen des öffentlichen Bildungssystems gibt es vielfältige, gendersensible Angebote, um Mädchen für technisch-naturwissenschaftliche Themen zu begeistern. Kennzeichnend für diese inoffizielle MINT-Bildungslandschaft ist jedoch, dass die verschiedenen Vorhaben meist […]
01/2011
5 Pages
German
Erkenntnisse aus der Einstellungsforschung legen eine sehr viel stärkere Einbindung der deutschen Bevölkerung bei richtungsweisenden Politikentscheidungen in Wissenschaft und Technik nahe. Es darf vermutet werden, dass die Einstellung der Bevölkerung […]

Studie: Maritime Qualifizierungskompetenzen am Standort Hamburg

Bestandsaufnahme und Szenarien zur zukünftigen Entwicklung

10/2010
119 Pages
German
Der Standort Hamburg hat eine lange Tradition als maritimer Standort. Mit seiner maritimen Branchenvielfalt ist Hamburg der bundesweit bedeutendste Standort für die Reedereiwirtschaft und ein wichtiger Leuchtturm für die maritime […]

Smart Home in Deutschland

Untersuchung im Rahmen der wissenschaftlichen Begleitung zum Programm Next Generation Media (NGM) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Hartmut Strese, Uwe Seidel, Thorsten Knape, Alfons Botthof
06/2010
46 Pages
German
Die Kurzstudie „Smart Home in Deutschland“ wurde im Kontext der Begleitforschung zum Programm Next Generation Media des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie erarbeitet. Sie befasst sich mit den maßgeblichen, gegenwärtigen […]

Clusters in Germany

An Empirical Based Insight View on Emergence, Financing,Management and Competitiveness of the Most Innovative Clusters in Germany

Gerd Meier zu Köcker
01/2009
23 Pages
English
Regionale Netzwerke und Cluster spielen in Deutschland aus innovationspolitischer Sicht eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Getrieben wird dies auch durch die Tatsache, dass es eine Reihe erfolgreicher Beispiele guter Netzwerk- und […]