Range of Services

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

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© DLR/GLCF
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© MPI, Berlin
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© Klaus Mellenthin
 
 
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We research on behalf of policy-makers, industry and science. We apply a broad range of methods which we continually further develop and offer our clients:

  • comparative analyses of innovation systems at national, sectoral and technological level

  • Technology Foresight and creation of scenarios and roadmaps of future technological developments

  • investigation of the institutional and regulative contexts of innovations

  • analysis of the diffusion processes of innovations

  • evaluation of innovations and their potentials in an economic, societal and ecological perspective

  • assessment of innovation-related policy options as well as the chances of success and acceptance in the market and by society

  • advising industrial players and policy-makers on the introduction and implementation of innovative solutions

Range of Services of our Competence Centers (CC)

CC Energy Policy and Energy Markets

  • Design and evaluation of instruments to diffuse renewable technologies 

  • Technology, energy and emission prognoses 

  • Examination of the potentials of renewable energies and CO₂-mitigation measures 

  • Sector and market analyses for new energy sources, energy-technology products and energy services 

  • Research on barriers, success factors and business strategies for the system and market integration of innovative technologies 

  • Consulting on the prioritization of R&D programs 

CC Energy Technology and Energy Systems

  • Design and evaluation of instruments to diffuse renewable technologies

  • Technology, energy and emission prognoses

  • Examination of the potentials of renewable energies and CO₂-mitigation measures

  • Sector and market analyses for new energy sources, energy-technology products and energy services

  • Research on barriers, success factors and business strategies for the system and market integration of innovative technologies

  • Consulting on the prioritization of R&D programs

CC Foresight

  • Designing, conducting and accompanying national, regional and subject-specific foresight processes

  • Early recognition of trends, topics, opportunities and risks

  • Systematic documentation, preparation and assessment of decision-relevant future knowledge (e.g. scanning, bibliometrics and patent analyses, multi-criteria evaluation, consistency analyses, Delphi surveys)

  • Development and communication of scenarios, visions and role models

  • Roadmaps for technologies, products, sectors and R&D

  • Designing futures and discourse processes involving stakeholders, experts and citizens

CC Sustainabilty and Infrastructure Systems

  • Assessment and evaluation of technologies and policy options

  • Scientific monitoring of new infrastructure concepts and technologies from draft to implementation

  • Innovation system analyses for resource-saving technologies and infrastructure systems

  • Estimation of innovation dynamics and performance in "green" future markets

  • Design and analysis of innovative policy instruments and company strategies at regional, national and international level

  • Assessment of the economic and societal consequences of sustainability strategies   

CC Emerging Technologies

  • Investigation and evaluation of creation and diffusion processes of new technologies and current trends

  • Identification of technological potentials for new applications in industry

  • Identification of barriers for the implementation and utilization of innovative technologies

  • Impact Analysis of new technologies on science, industry, society and the environment

  • Foresight of the possible consequences of new technologies as well as collaboration in drafting political and economic measures and policy options

  • Design and evaluation of innovation and research promotion programs

CC Policy – Industry – Innovation

  • Advising ministries and project sponsors regarding the design and implementation of public programmes promoting research and innovation

  • Evaluation (ex ante, interim, ex post) of support programmes

  • International, sectoral and regional analyses of competition and the performance of science and industrial systems
  • Development and application of methods in patent and publication statistics

  • Analyses of company dynamics and regional innovation systems
  • Analyses of policy and society regarding the demographic implications for the innovation system concerning mobility, education, transfer of personnel and gender

  • Implementation of open innovation in SMEs

  • Benchmarking of performance indicators and success factors

  • Scientific studies of the diffusion and impacts of technical and organizational innovations in companies and industries of the manufacturing sector (e.g. Industry 4.0)