Research Project

The Economic Significance of Technology and Innovation Support Programmes for Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Firms and Markets
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Duration
since/from 2011 to 2012
Commissioned by
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Project Manager
Heike Belitz
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin



The aim of the study is to evaluate the support of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for technology and innovation activities in small and medium sized companies and, hence, to derive recommendations for adjustments in the portfolio of support programmes in order to strengthen growth in small and medium sized companies.

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DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt (2012)

Volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung der Technologie- und Innovationsförderung im Mittelstand: Endbericht; Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Heike Belitz, Alexander Eickelpasch, Anna Lejpras unter Mitarb. von Nataliya Barasinska, Kathleen Toepel