Policy Article

National policy to promote international R & D cooperations using the example of InterSpiN (in German)

Kiel Policy Briefs, 111

The authors analyse whether the German initiative “InterSpiN” is an appropriate policy tool to enhance Germany’s technological competitiveness by fostering a stronger connection of high-technology regions with international partner regions. At the same time they discuss the long-run success and the sustainability of this type of internationalization strategies. They conclude that InterSpiN is, in principal, suitable to foster the internationalization of German high-tech clusters. However, the long-run success and sustainability of the internationalization strategies critically depends on the local actors and is, thus, likely to vary substantially across regions.