Jutta Günther at the hearing of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation in Berlin

On 9 October 2019, in preparation for its next annual report (2020), the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation conducted a hearing of experts on the East German innovation system and the technological performance of the New Länder. The hearing also focused in particular on the future design of funding at the interface of innovation, regional and structural policy. In addition to representatives of the federal ministries (BMWi and BMBF), Jutta Günther was invited as a scientific member of the expert panel.

The Expert Commission for Research and Innovation is a panel of experts appointed by the Federal Government and made up of six professors working in the field of innovation economics. Once a year, the EFI submits its report on the analysis and evaluation of the German innovation system, including innovation policy recommendations, to the Federal Government. The EFI office and scientific staff are located in Berlin.