Innovative Regional Growth Poles

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?  
R&D cooperation (joint projects, PPP with research institutes)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Innovative Regional Growth Poles
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
Using and further developing existing innovative and technological potentials of regions in Eastern Germany.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Resources of various regional actors, including enterprises, universities and public research organisations, are combined to carry out a R&D project. Funding is provided for conducting this collaborative R&D project and for setting up an organisational frame.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Monday, January 1, 2001
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The funded R&D activities should result in innovations that provide a nexus for growth, particularly by commercialising the new technology internationally. All R&D projects should have a clear commercialisation focus from the beginning on.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Grants, amount not fixed, overall budget: 2007-2014 €292m (in 2011 €40m), duration of funding is restricted to three years
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?