Research & Innovation: “China presents a challenge for Germany”

Expert Commission calls for stronger cooperation, but remains mindful of risks

China’s enormous potential for innovation is perhaps the major challenge for Germany’s research sector. Now a global player, CHina has been growing strong in areas of special importance for German companies: knowledge-intensive industries and services. This is among the conclusions reached by the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) in its 2012 annual report, which was presented to Chancellor Merkel on Wednesday. While the Commission sees opportunities in intensified cooperation with China, it advises against overly generous transfer of scientifc findings, especially in application-relevant areas.

The complete press release can be downloaded here.

Source: Press release by Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI), dated: 29.02.2012.

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