Regional economic analysis of the science system in the city of Dortmund

Regional economic analysis of the science system in the city of Dortmund (North-Rhine Westphalia) in which the econmic effects of scientific institutions are examined on city- and regional level. The quantitative value added, income and employment effects are measured as well as the effects of scientific organisations to human capital, establishment of companies and transfer of knowledge and technology.

Contract: City of Dortmund (Business Development)


Dialogue process for developing a Sustainability Strategy for Brandenburg

Development, organisation and execution of a dialogue process that supports the regionale government to draft a strategy for sustaniable development in a participative way

Contract: Brandenburg Ministry of Environment, Health and Consumer Protection


Ecological sustainable infrastructure

Study about EU cohesion policy funding of ecological sustainable commercial area infrastructure. Focus on following fields: land use, buildings (energy), IT (energy), transport and mobility as well as cooperation and collaboration.

Contract: WWF Germany


Support of projects concerning the motivation to the formation of a company

"Support of four projekts concerning motivation to the formation of a company with communication between the projects, incorporation of stimulation of third parties, support of public relations and discovering opportunities for transfer. The support is implemented by workshops with collecting results and evaluation and by support of extern experts."

Contract: Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning


Eco Efficiency Criteria for ERDF Operational Programme in Saxony 2007-2013

Analysis of application options from the concept of eco efficienty for the Saxonian ERDF-Operational Programme. Development of appropriate eco efficiency criteria, when indicated.

Contract: Saxonian Ministry for Environment and Agriculture


Potential of the creative economy of Trier

This study analyses the potential for economic development of the city of Trier creative branches as well as their relation to the characteristics of Trier as a touristic, cultural and shopping city. Together with the local actors the study proposes ideas for the strengthening of the creative economy.

Contract: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Landwirtschaft, Weinbau und Verkehr von Rheinland-Pfalz (Ministry of Economics, Agriculture, Viticulture and Transports of Rhineland-Palatinate)


Economic impacts of universities and public research institutions in Rhineland-Palatinate

This research project focus on the regional economic effects of universities and other research institutions in Rhineland-Palatinate. The importance of those institutions is examined in terms of effects on employment, human capital, added-value, spin-offs, R&D cooperation, R&D indicators, regional innovation, knowledge and technology transfer and soft locational factors.

Contract: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung, Forschung und Kultur von Rheinland-Pfalz (Ministry for Education, Science, Youth and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate)


ESPON Project 2.1.2: Territorial Impact of EU Research & Development Policy

The study analyses the spatial distribution of the two main instruments of EU R&D policy: the Structural Funds and the RTD Framework Programmes.

Contract: ESPON Programme


ESPON Project 1.1.2: Urban-rural relations in Europe

The study proposes and develops for the whole EU (EU 27+) typologies and indicators to characterise and operationalise the urban-rural relations in Europe, allowing in this way to identify and to quantify exchange processes, institutional links and interdependencies. Case studies complemented the quantitative analysis.

Contract: ESPON Programme


NAVIGATOR – Regional Monitoring System for improved regional labour market and sustainable economic development policies, applied in the Region of Zwickau, Saxony

The objective was to prepare a computer-based monitoring system with information about the characteristics and the specific developments in the labour market, regional economy, employment and qualifications as well as information about regional instruments for financial support. In order to meet the needs of stakeholders and practitioners, the approach not only focuses on scientific analysis but also implements procedures for quality management via the participation of local actors. The design of the system as a pilot allows the transfer to other regions in a second stage.

Contract: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (National Ministry for Education and Research)


European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)

The tasks of this network project are to set up and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between practitioners in EU member states in the field of urban policy. TAURUS-Institute assumed the role of the Luxembourgish focal point.

Contract: Ministère de l’Intérieur (Ministry of the Interior),Luxembourg


Regional economic impacts of the military airbases of Ramstein and Spangdahlem

This project embraced the assessment of the regional economic impacts of the military airbases of Ramstein and Spangdahlem. The focus was set on the impacts caused by the planned relocation of the Rhine-Main airbase to Ramstein and Spangdahlem.

Contract: Ministerium des Innern und für Sport, Rheinland-Pfalz – Oberste Planungsbehörde (Ministry of the Interior and Sports in Rhineland-Palatinate)


Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses of the Northern Region of Luxembourg

Preparation of a SWOT analysis for the pre-study for a Regional Plan for the Planning zone North Luxembourg.

Contract: Ministère de l’Intérieur (Ministry of the Interior),Luxembourg