Science and Technology Infrastructure in Baden-Württemberg and its Orientation Towards Future Regional Development
This article deals with technological and innovation processes, and the economic benefits in a region with open borderlines as part of a national innovation and economic system. Innovations and technologies compete for resources in an environment characterized by economic scarcity. Ultimately, the technology most suited to the times and the regional condition triumphs. The article focuses the (present) innovative structures in industry in a selected region of Germany (i. e., the federal state of Baden-Württemberg) and provides new scientometric data on the (present) contribution of public institutions to technological development in the region under scrutiny. The article concludes with a synopsis of present structures and a new information database on future technologies, thereby pointing out the regional challenges originating from structural change.