Strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems – comparing Germany and JapanExperts Dialogue

Arimoto, Tateo; Harhoff, Dietmar GND

Research and innovation are of vital importance to the competitiveness and welfare of leading industrial economies such as Japan and Germany. How do the two countries perform in this respect? The two speakers, both outstanding scholars and experts in the field, will assess the strengths and weaknesses of their respective national systems of research and innovation. After the two presentations, the similarities and differences between the two countries will be further elaborated in a discussion among the two speakers followed by an open Q&A with the floor.