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AGBC Munich Monthly Meeting - Technological Competitiveness

Topic:  Technological Competitiveness - Who is Leading the Innovation Race? 

Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, CEO China Innovation Consulting in Munich, will compare the innovation performance of Germany, the US and China.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, China Innovation Consulting, Munich (formerly Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research), CEO and Founder

When:   Wednesday, 26th April 2017             

Time:    Registration starts 1830; meeting starts at 1900, dinner buffet around 2030. 

Where:  Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich

Cost:     EUR 25.00 for members, Eur 35.00 for guests (incl. Dinner buffet)

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Dr. Tagscherer will first explain the Innovation Indicator, a set of different indicators relevant for measuring innovation, which is used to continuously and concisely inform policy-makers and society about Germany’s innovative capacity in an international comparison. The Innovation Indicator depicts Germany’s innovative capacity compared to its main rivals in a ranking based on transparent influencing factors which are collected in an up-to-date manner. 

Her comparison will focus on a comparison between Germany, the US and China, with special focus on the question of how close China has come.  She will also describe some of the reasons for China’s position and what this means for the future. 

Ulrike studied geography, political sciences and modern Chinese at Heidelberg University. In 1999 she received her doctoral degree, and in 2000 she joined Fraunhofer Headquarters as Manager Asia. She was appointed Director International Business Development Asia in 2004, and in May 2008, she joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe. From 2008 to 2015 she worked at the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS IPM) in Beijing in close collaboration with Fraunhofer ISI.  She moved back to Germany in 2015, and since then she is working as business model development expert at Fraunhofer headquarters in Munich.

In addition, she founded the consulting company ‘China Innovation Consulting’ in October 2016, and she supports companies in developing their innovation strategies and innovation collaborations in the Sino-German context.  Her research focus lies on national systems of innovation, S&T (science and technology) and innovation policy, industry-science linkages, R&D activities of multinational companies as well as electric mobility in China.