Prof. Carsten Dreher, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Chair of Innovation Management. Research focus on innovation systems and policies with long-standing interest in sustainability. He served as director of the university’s Center for Cluster Development, coordinating the application to the federal excellence initiative. He is advisor on innovation policy to political parties ofthe German parliament. He has substantial experience with coordinating large scale, multi-partner projects and thus assures the overall project quality, the case study collection and the effective dissemination of results. He also leads defining impact of IP models and policy implications in developed countries. He is supported by Dr. Elisabeth Eppinger, an IP expert, who leads the desk research.