What results does the evaluation of collaboration processes show?


BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) Berlin

Project period

February 2012 — December 2014


Project management, analysis, reporting

Working method

Case studies, process analysis


Policy and results report

Our expertise

Cross-innovation, collaboration, process design


Prognos AG



Report for the Federal Ministry of Economics
Bastian Lange

SME-creative – How to promote innovation properly?

Together with Prognos AG, Multiplicities is analysing funding models in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics in Berlin (BMWi) that support creative industry innovations in small and medium-sized enterprises. The increasingly important role of the cultural and creative industries for many other industrial sectors is widely recognised. How can small and medium-sized companies succeed in absorbing the positive effects and innovation potential of the creative industries? In an accompanying analysis, Multiplicities interviewed participants and organisers of corresponding funding programmes in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia and was able to identify success factors by including international comparisons. The study shows how the public sector can enable small and medium-sized enterprises to build bridges in order to operate economically successfully by means of novel solutions and innovative collaborations.

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