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What is InterSpiN?

InterSpiN stands for internationalization of leading-edge clusters, future projects and comparable networks. With this plan the Federal Ministry of Education and Research takes the growing need of internationalization of innovative clusters into account.

A scientifically grounded accompanying research has an essential meaning to better understand the determinants and effects of the internationalization of leading-edge clusters, future projects and comparable networks, to analyze the internationalization strategies on this basis and to be able to support the funding recipients with their successful realization of the planned measures.

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Project executing organization: Projektträger Jülich (PTJ)

Project leader and coordinator of the collaborative project:

PD Dr. Dirk Fornahl, Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics (CRIE)

Additional project partners:

  • Institute for the World Economy (IfW) at the University of Kiel
  • Technopolis Germany GmbH

 

International partners:

  • Prof. Phil Cooke, PhD, Bergen University College, Centre of Innovation
  • Prof. Martin Kenney, PhD, University of California, Davis Community and Regional Development

 

Term: 01.12.2015 – 30.11.2018