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TU Hamburg launches research project 'Global Innovation' to investigate internationalization of R&D
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Hamburg (11.01.2007): Innovations are increasingly seen as a source of economic growth and as a useful instrument to face the competition brought about by the globalization. Not surprisingly, innovations have acquired a key-role in the growth and competition strategies of many firms, countries and economic regions. At the same time, a strong trend of internationalization of innovations may be observed across all countries actively participating in the global economy. This trend is reflected in the increasing number of offshore research and development (R&D) centers located basically in emerging economies such as China and India.
The Institute for Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has launched a research project named 'Global Innovation' to investigate issues related to internationalization of innovation, particularly R&D. A primary aim of the project is to observe, analyze and forecast developments in the field of globalization of innovations. It also aims to provide decision-makers from selected industry sectors with useful instruments while deciding on whether or not to internationalize their innovation / R&D activities and to which locations. The research is focused on finding answers to following issues:
The research work is focused on firms from various key-industry sectors, such as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Pharmaceutics and Life Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive and Automotive Components, and Logistics. Even though not exclusively focused on a single region, the research project pays special attention to emerging R&D locations such as China and India.
Project website: http://www.global-innovation.net
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