Policy Article

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


  • Dohse
  • D.
  • Vehrke
  • J.
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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.

Kiel Institute Expert


Key Words

  • Cluster-Internationalization
  • R&D collaboration
  • technology policy