Understanding Regional Transformation Processes – New Instruments for Regional Strategy Development

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Benedikt Sedlmayr, Lukas Nögel, Volker Wittpahl, Gerd Meier zu Köcker, Bernhard Grieb

Technological convergence and digital transformation increasingly influence regions and their competitiveness. Today‘s existing industry structures are subject to change, sector boundaries are blurring and new fields of innovation with growth potential are emerging. Due to the dynamics and complexity of these transformation processes, it is often difficult for regional decision-makers to identify, prioritise and address them with appropriate measures in good time. But precisely these transformation processes are of considerable importance due to their expected impact on the region and the actors from business and science operating there.