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Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR (Mod-Block-DDR)

Duration: 2018 to 2022

The joint project “Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR” has been selected for funding through the Federal Ministry of Science and Education and will start on December 01, 2018. The overall objective of the joint project is to identify the obstacles to modernization in the state socialist economy and science system of the GDR, to analyse their effects on the past real economic development as well as the impact on socio-economic disparities between East and West Germany until today. The empirical analyses will include inner-German comparisons as well as comparisons to neighbouring countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The project funding will initially be for four years.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther

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From Biotech to Bioeconomy (B2B-Future)

Duration: 2017 to 2019

Project funding through Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
The project empirically investigates the development of the broad field of Bioeconomy out of the relatively specialized field of Biotech in Germany. Using patent and firm level data for network and citation analyses, major technological pathes will be detected for the time period of 1995 to 2015. Furthermore, data on R&D funding will be used to analyse the relationship between public funding and the development of the above mentioned major technological paths. The project will contribute to a better understanding of the emergence of the Bioeconomy in Germany, the role of public funding and corporate success factors. Results of the project will also be discussed in the context of the National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030. The project is jointly conducted with the University of Greifswald, Germany.


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Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic


INNcentive – Promoting Innovation Research of Young Scientists

Duration: 2017 to 2020

The INNcentive project is a joint initiative of the University Bremen, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics and the Stifterverband, a German non-profit organization that aims at promoting education, science and innovation. The funds for the realization of the INNcentive project have been provided by the Rolf-Maciejewski Foundation.
The INNcentive project supports young scholars in the preparation and completion of their master or doctoral theses in the field of innovation research.


The INNcentive project aims at encouraging young innovation scholars in addressing unconventional research questions, collecting new data, compiling unique datasets and applying novel methodological approaches. Eligible for application are all officially enrolled master or doctoral students in business studies, economics and related disciplines with a thematic focus on empirical innovation research. The central criterion for awarding a scholarship is the excellence and creative potential of the research proposal. For further information please visit the INNcentive project web page or contact us via Email.


Flyer 2019



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Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic


Duration 2018 to 2019 (24 months)

The Dieter Schwarz Foundation financially supports the project VISIBLE 2.0, starting on January 01, 2018 in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. VISIBLE 2.0 stand for "Virtual Simulation Lab for the Analysis of Investments in Learning and Education" and will be an investigation of policy intervention in regional innovation systems using agent based modelling as well as empirical and statistical tools. It is the objective to advice policy makers when making decisions about investments into education and knowledge creation. This will be done by simulating the consequences and results of policy intervention. Thereby, we do not only detect the direct effects, but also the complex interdependencies of the entire system, which is a novelty and particular value added of the project. Going beyond the first project stage, VISIBLE 2.0 will engage deeply into the regional entrepreneurship policies. The relationship between start up as well as firm exit activity and regional learning, knowledge diffusion and innovation processes will be the focus of the project.


Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic

Network- and Output Measurement – Indicators for transformative technology fields - NEO-Indikatorik

Duration: 2018 to 2020

The aim of the project is to generate new indicators for the measurement of innovation and apply them exemplarily to the electric drive technology. The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Stifterverband – Wissenschaftsstatistik (Essen), the University of Applied Sciences Economics & Management (Essen) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW). Responsible project coordinator at the University of Bremen is Dr. Muhamed Kudic.


Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic