Policy Article

Nationale Politik zur Förderung internationaler F&E - Kooperation am Beispiel InterSpiN

Kiel Policy Briefs

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.