International Cooperation & EU Office
Much of today’s innovation policy revolves around the idea of getting public administrators, industry and research to work together. As anyone who has experience of this will tell you, this is not easy. Success really depends on having intermediaries who understand the mindset of each – there is a need to bridge cultures and foster trust.
Aside from providing public organisations with advice on how to participate in EU funding opportunities, our staff are often called upon to give policy advice at a regional, national and European level. We are extensively networked to the EU funding community, with close working relations to the European Commission and representatives of research organisations in Brussels. Through our contacts to the Hanse Office, Hamburg’s ministries, research lobby organisations and other channels, we have fast access to information about future programme developments.