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Participatory Development of Research and Innovation Policy (DE0022)



Action Plan: Germany Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Support Institution(s): High-Tech Forum (advisory group of 20 academic, business and civil society experts chaired by Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Christian Luft, State Secretary at the BMBF)

Policy Areas

Public Participation, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The 2025 High-Tech Strategy (HTS) is the current research and innovation strategy of
the Federal Government. It encompasses three fields of action: social challenges, futureoriented skills and an open culture of innovation and risk-taking.
The starting point for the content of the participatory process is the new and therefore still
fairly abstract focus on the triad of technologies, skilled workers and society in the 2025 HTS.
This is because basic and advanced training, promotion of research and technology, and an
interested, involved public are all closely interrelated. These three areas need to be closely
interlinked to shape technological or social change. The process expressly addresses people
who work in various areas of our research and innovation system or who have particular ties
to it, for example, through their volunteer work. They are directly impacted by the effects of
research and innovation policy, and also have particular insight into different areas of the

What is the commitment?
The goal of the participatory process is to initiate a dialogue between the participants and
the Federal Government on the future of research and innovation.
In roughly six to eight regional dialogue events at a variety of locations within the innovation
system (at universities or other venues, depending on the regional focus), ideas for content
are to be developed jointly, as are concrete activities. The events will be supplemented
by online features to prepare the events, provide input and contribute to the collation of
findings. A further goal of the participation process is to activate local potential and create
projects and networks.
At the end of the process, the Federal Government will give the participants feedback (as
part of an event or in writing) on how the results are to be translated into government action.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
In the participatory process of the 2025 HTS, engaged and well-informed citizens work
together with the Federal Government to shape current technological and social developments and their impacts on basic and advanced training, fostering of research and
technology, and society as a whole.
A broad range of participants will thus be involved in strategic issues concerning research
and innovation policy. The participants will gain insight into research policy while also having
the opportunity to help shape it themselves. The process will therefore also have an impact
beyond the participants, serving to interest the broader public in research and innovation
policy. Additionally, it will provide valuable input to the Federal Government.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
• As a pilot project for a transparent participatory process on strategy development, the
process will contribute to both greater transparency in government action and greater
• This commitment will improve public access to information (on the dialogue topics and on
the strategy development process itself).
Through regional dialogue events and supplementary online participation formats, the
commitment helps the public to become better informed and better able to take part in the
decision-making process.


  1. Participatory Development of Research and Innovation Policy

    DE0022, 2019, Public Participation

  2. Participatory Creation of Regulatory Policy

    DE0023, 2019, Open Regulations

  3. Digital Strategy Pilot for Rural Regions

    DE0024, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  4. Open Government in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0025, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Policy Co-Creation in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0026, 2019, Land & Spatial Planning

  6. Data Sovereignty in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0027, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Open Government Portal in Saxony

    DE0028, 2019, E-Government

  8. Open-Source Software in Public Administrations in Schleswig-Holstein

    DE0029, 2019, Subnational

  9. Regional Open Government Labs

    DE0016, 2019, Public Participation

  10. Civil Society Consulation on Foreign Policy

    DE0017, 2019,

  11. Create Youth Strategy

    DE0018, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  12. Craete Federal Agency for Digital Innovation

    DE0019, 2019,

  13. Transparency and Participation in International Aid

    DE0020, 2019, Access to Information

  14. Strengthen and Socialize Open Data Policy

    DE0021, 2019, Access to Information

  15. Conditions for OGP Participation

    DE0001, 2017,

  16. Open Data in Administrative Practice

    DE0002, 2017, Access to Information

  17. Open Data Environment

    DE0003, 2017, Access to Information

  18. Access to Spatial Data

    DE0004, 2017, Access to Information

  19. Financial Transparency - EITI Standard

    DE0005, 2017, Access to Information

  20. Transparency in Development Policy

    DE0006, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Open Data for Intelligent Mobility

    DE0007, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy and Urban Development

    DE0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Electronic Procedures for Family Benefits

    DE0009, 2017, E-Government

  24. Knowledge Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

    DE0010, 2017, E-Government

  25. Local Alliances for Family Initiative

    DE0011, 2017, Public Participation

  26. Share of Women and Men in Leadership Positions, Private and Private Sectors

    DE0012, 2017, E-Government

  27. Open Access to Academic Literature

    DE0013, 2017, E-Government

  28. Science Year 2018

    DE0014, 2017, Public Participation

  29. Federal Competition “Living Together Hand in Hand”

    DE0015, 2017, Citizenship & Immigration

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