Employees at BDI/BDA The German Business Representation work to ensure that the interests of industry are heard by the European Union. The new Brussels offices are located on Rue Marie de Bourgogne. © BDI/D.A.O.

Horizon 2020

The European Commission promotes research and innovation. The most important tool in this work is Horizon 2020.

Key enabling technologies (KETs)

Good innovation policy helps turn research into good products. Image: Grappler in industry production. ©Fotolia/Mickey Hoo

European innovation policy

Research and innovation are the foundation of a reliable growth strategy in the European economy and the German economy.

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

Measuring innovation


Innovation policy

Innovation Indicator: the gap to the leaders is shrinking

- Despite many hidden champions in Germany, small and medium-sized enterprises play a minor role in our innovation system. more