Centers for Innovation Competence

Contact person 
Henning Rode
Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Public Research Organisations
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Centers for Innovation Competence
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Business organisations (Chambers of Commerce…)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
Establishing interdisciplinary and internationally competitive centres of excellence at universities and research institutes in East Germany.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The programme has a modular structure. In the first phase (from November 2002), the strategy development of twelve centres was supported with a maximum of € 250,000 as well as by a consulting company. In the second phase (2004-2010), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports six centres to implement their concepts. The focus is on the financing of two internationally staffed groups of young scientists. Further funding was available in order to secure the success of the first round. A second round has started in 2006.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Friday, January 1, 1999
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Successful creation of twelve competitive centres of excellence. The administering agency claims that there was also a mobilisation effect also in those institutions whose applications have not been successful.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Overall budget: first phase € 145m until 2016; second phase: € 99m until 2014 Phase I: maximum of € 250.000 per institution/year
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?