Message from the Bavarian Minister-President

Bava­ri­an Minister-President
Dr. Markus Söder

The out­stan­ding rese­arch that comes out of Bava­ri­an uni­ver­si­ties and rese­arch insti­tu­tes, the huge power for inno­va­ti­on demons­tra­ted by Bava­ri­an busi­nes­ses and a gre­at entre­pre­neu­ri­al spi­rit are all essen­ti­al to making sure Bava­ria is com­pe­ti­ti­ve. They are decisi­ve foun­da­ti­ons for job secu­ri­ty and the future pro­spe­ri­ty of the Free Sta­te of Bava­ria. A sta­te with few resour­ces of its own, like Bava­ria, has to focus in par­ti­cu­lar on the “resour­ce mind”. Par­ti­cu­lar­ly in the age of the digi­tal revo­lu­ti­on, har­ve­s­ting new ide­as and deve­lo­p­ments and making sure we trans­la­te them into mar­ket­a­ble pro­ducts, pro­ces­ses and ser­vices are both key to a suc­cess­ful eco­no­mic future. The Bava­ri­an sta­te government sup­ports repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from every sta­ge of the inno­va­ti­on pro­cess with its cen­tral point of contact:

The Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy offers an inte­gra­ted ser­vice, star­ting with your inno­va­ti­ve idea, going through to pro­cu­re­ment, fun­ding and even mar­ke­ting the finis­hed pro­duct. Sta­ke­hol­ders from sci­ence and indus­try can access an exten­si­ve ran­ge of ser­vices and excel­lent con­sul­ta­ti­on on issu­es regar­ding rese­arch and inno­va­ti­on fun­ding, tech­no­lo­gy trans­fer, net­wor­king, patents and licen­ces, all from a sin­gle source.

Sin­ce it was foun­ded under the name “Haus der For­schung” (“House of Rese­arch”) – made up of the part­ners Bay­ern Inno­va­tiv, Bava­ri­an Rese­arch Alli­an­ce, Innovations- und Tech­no­lo­gie­zen­trum Bay­ern, and Baye­ri­sche For­schungs­stif­tung – back in 2009, the Agen­cy has beco­me an inherent part of the rese­arch and inno­va­ti­on sce­ne and a model for suc­cess here in Bava­ria. This is demons­tra­ted by the posi­ti­ve results of an eva­lua­ti­on con­duc­ted by an estee­med expert com­mit­tee after the agency’s first five years in busi­ness. I would like to express my warm congra­tu­la­ti­ons to ever­yo­ne invol­ved in this impres­si­ve result. I am also deligh­ted that the ser­vice port­fo­lio could be enhan­ced even fur­ther with the addi­ti­on of a fifth part­ner, the Baye­ri­sche Patent­al­li­anz. I would like to express my gra­ti­tu­de to the teams from all four ori­gi­nal part­ners for all their hard work and suc­cess­ful col­la­bo­ra­ti­on over the past few years. I also wish the team at the agency’s latest mem­ber, the Baye­ri­sche Paten­al­li­anz, all the best for a suc­cess­ful inte­gra­ti­on into the coope­ra­ti­on model. By brin­ging your exper­ti­se and expe­ri­ence to the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy, you are making an inva­lu­able con­tri­bu­ti­on to crea­ting a strong sys­tem of rese­arch and inno­va­ti­on in Bavaria.