With regard to transfer activities, the Jackstädt Center is meant to complement the existing and very successful activities of the University of Wuppertal in general and the Schumpeter School in particular (e.g. the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Research, IGIF). While many of the present efforts aim at evaluating the relevance of research results for practical applicability and eventually transferring them to practice, the Jackstädt Center will instead focus on the question of how the transfer of relevant business problems to academia can be improved. This aim requires academics and practitioners to meet not only for data generation and presentation of results but to actively discuss practically relevant problems in advance. We do not only
think in terms of applied research here but also feel obliged as scientists to translate practical problems into basic research questions. In our
view, economic research offers a vast potential for such transfer activities.

Forschung und Entwicklung bergischer Unternehmen im internationalen Kontext
1. Symposium Wirtschaft trifft Wissenschaft
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Technology and Society
In September 2012, a symposium on the societal acceptance of new energy technologies took place in the context of the Global Young Faculty, which is an initiative of the Mercator Foundation and several universities in the Ruhr area.
Risk and Uncertainty in a Changing Society
New technologies often come along with new risks. Diemo Urbig organized an international workshop on “Risk and Uncertainty in a Changing Society” in Antwerp in November 2012 in cooperation with Dirk Geldof and the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA).
In March 2012, the University of Wuppertal hosted a two-day EXIST -workshop which was organized by the Schumpeter School, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Research, the Jackstädt Center, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).



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