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Missionsorientiertes Politiklernen für ein agiles Energieforschungsprogramm

Mission-oriented policy learning for an agile energy research programme (M-EFP)

  • Project description

    Research on innovation policy processes and their significance for a successful agile and mission-oriented innovation policy represents an important research gap and a necessary prerequisite to improve the practicability of scientific policy recommendations. This project aims at filling this research gap via a qualitative case study approach at the example of the new conception of the energy research programme (ERP). It encompasses (1) a systematic search of the relevant scientific literature, public documents, reports, and evaluations of the existing energy research programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). That way, a profound conceptual analysis and systematisation of the current instruments and policy designs are created. Based on this analysis and in coordination with BMWK, a draft of a mission-oriented governance concept for the new energy research programme is elaborated. It considers new scientific knowledge on an agile, mission-oriented innovation policy and presents different options for its implementation and adaption.

    Moreover, the BMWK conducted a survey with its research networks about the performance of the 7th ERP and the team of the chair was given the opportunity to add a few questions. The analysis of the survey focused on the perception of mission-oriented innovation policy and how this might affect the innovation activities.

    During the implementation process of the new energy research programme, we will (2) conduct expert interviews within the relevant departments of the BMWK and with other relevant actors of the project operators or other ministries. The results of the expert interviews help to specify and sharpen the elaborated governance concept. By adopting this approach, the energy research program will be closely aligned with current innovation policy, and potential future developments can be evaluated for their feasibility. This is relevant concerning the organisational capacities and coordination processes in and between ministries.

  • Funding Authority: German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action (BMWK)
  • Project Promotion: Projektträger Jülich (PTJ)
  • Project Duration: 01.12.2022 - 31.12.2025
  • Project Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Carsten Schwäbe

Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Economics, Professorship of Innovation Management (Prof. Carsten DreherDr. Martina KovačDr. Carsten Schwäbe)