Technological innovations and the resulting efficiency gains account for up to 85% of economic growth of an economy. Hence, the increase of innovation capacity is one of the most effective means to ensure the competitiveness of regions and countries.

Innovation performance does not only depend on the excellence of individual actors, but results from the optimal interaction between companies, research institutions, policy, as well as all structural, cultural and financial framework conditions of a region or a country.

The CCIS team supports its clients worldwide in setting-up and optimizing such innovation systems. Successful innovation-based growth requires well targeted strategic research and development (R&D) policies on national level, an efficient innovation support infrastructure on regional level as well as professional R&D management capabilities on institutional level.

The Fraunhofer Competence Centre Innovation Systems and Structures (CCIS) provides research, analysis and advice on the creation and improvement of strong and competitive innovation systems involving the national, regional and institutional level.