Message from the Spokesperson

Martin Reichel

Mar­tin Reichel

It has now been 10 years sin­ce the inau­gu­ra­ti­on of the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy on June 28, 2010 in Nur­em­berg and Novem­ber 7, 2011 in Munich. What was laun­ched in 2010 as a “House of Rese­arch” has deve­lo­ped into a coope­ra­ti­on model uni­que in Ger­ma­ny with an excel­lent track record! Through its valu­able ser­vices, which are free of char­ge for Bava­ri­an sta­ke­hol­ders from sci­ence and indus­try, the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy signi­fi­cant­ly streng­t­hens the pionee­ring posi­ti­on of the Free Sta­te of Bava­ria in ground­brea­king future technologies.

The cur­rent struc­tu­re of the Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agen­cy with its four part­ners offers a reli­able point of con­ta­ct for Bava­ri­an play­ers who want to suc­cess­ful­ly rea­li­ze their inno­va­ti­ve ide­as. The ser­vices offe­red are tailo­red to sup­port sci­en­tists and com­pa­nies in their inno­va­ti­ve pro­jects - from the pro­ject idea to its imple­men­ta­ti­on. The port­fo­lio offe­red ran­ges from advice and sup­port in obtai­ning fun­ding from the Free Sta­te, the federal government and the EU, to the orga­niz­a­ti­on of know­ledge and tech­no­lo­gy trans­fer through events, net­works and clus­ters, to advice and sup­port in all mat­ters rela­ting to inven­ti­ons, patents and licenses.

In order to help inno­va­ti­ve ide­as suc­ceed, each of the part­ners makes its own spe­ci­fic con­tri­bu­ti­on, accord­ing to the mot­to: “spe­cia­li­zed, but coope­ra­ti­ve and coor­di­na­ted”. This has only beco­me pos­si­ble through the clo­se and trus­ting coope­ra­ti­on and coor­di­na­ti­on of the part­ners, which has grown steadi­ly over the years and is prac­ti­ced suc­cess­ful­ly. The suc­cess of the coope­ra­ti­on model is due in par­ti­cu­lar to the almost 180 dedi­ca­ted employees at the two sites in Munich and Nur­em­berg, who con­tri­bu­te their exper­ti­se to the joint per­for­mance on a dai­ly basis. That is why I would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to express my spe­cial thanks to the employees at all part­ner institutions!

Fur­ther­mo­re, I would like to thank my two pre­de­ces­sors Dr. Chris­ti­an Hasl­beck (Bava­ri­an Rese­arch Foun­da­ti­on) and Dr. Rai­ner Seß­ner (Bay­ern Inno­va­tiv) for their excel­lent work and look for­ward to my second term as spo­kes­per­son of the Bava­ri­an Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Agency.

Munich, July 2020