Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation

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? 
Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation
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? 
Creation of new interregional and interdisciplinary clusters in East Germany in order to increase the capacity for innovation.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Partners from the private sector, higher education sector and public research organisations should be brought together and linked with selected partners from West Germany. In particular, the engagement of SMEs in interdisciplinary cooperation activities should be increased. The consortia should focus on solving the economic and social challenges. The programme is not restricted to certain technologies or sectors and follows a bottom-up approach.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Maximum number of project consortia is ten, each funded by a maximum amount of € 45m
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Co-financed by the private sector, funding up to € 45m per consortium
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?