A constructive environment for innovations is necessary if good ideas are to lead to the commercial success of products, processes and services. The High-Tech Strategy therefore combines research funding with innovation-oriented development processes and framework conditions.
As far as the Federal Government is concerned, a comprehensive research and innovation policy means: providing stimulus and incentives for growth and innovations, eliminating barriers to innovation and creating scope to inspire innovations. We have already introduced a whole range of improvements:
Initial important steps have been taken. The Federal Government's aim continues to be to establish attractive framework conditions and the best possible preconditions for innovations. This includes first and foremost providing adequate and reliable funding for innovations. The market for venture capital must be strengthened in this context. At the same time, further incentives are needed to fund innovations and company start-ups.