The newsletter ITB information service is published by the DLR Project Management Agency (IB) together with VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH. It reports monthly on strategic developments in international education, research, technology and innovation policy and is an important source for decision-makers in politics, science and research. It had approx. 2,100 subscribers in January 2017, primarily federal ministries, national and regional research and agent organisations and the broad science and innovation landscape in Germany. In addition, hundreds of users download the newsletter from the internet each month.
Since 2010, priority issues on interesting regions or topics are compiled every half year. So far, issues have looked at research and innovation in Nordic countries, Latin America, South-East Asia, the Danube region, Russia and Europe.
Contrary to the regular newsletter, which consists primarily of freely accessible online news, the articles of the priority issues are created by the project management agency IB and by VDI-TZ employees, international cooperation partners, project partners and other experts from and for the region.
ITB infoservice special issue No.11 - Strategies for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation
In February 2017, the German Federal Government adopted its strategy for the internationalization of education, science and research as a further development of the first internationalization strategy of 2008. The 11th special issue of the ITB infoservice uses the occasion to take a look beyond everyday business to see how other countries position themselfes strategically in a time of progressing globalization.
ITB infoservice special issue No.10 - Innovation in China
China is a strategic partner country of Germany and one of the few countries with which Germany performs regular government consultations. Particularly in the area of innovation, China has become an important partner. The 10th special issue of the ITB infoservice Innovation in China therefore raises a deeper look at the innovation landscape in China.
ITB infoservice special issue No.9 – Research facility Europe? The EU enlargement since 2004
The 10th anniversary of the EU eastward enlargement was celebrated in 2014. For this reason, the ninth special issue of the ITB infoservice Research facility Europe? The EU enlargement since 2004 focuses on the question, how the integration of new member states has affected their research and innovation landscape, but also the effect on the entire EU itself.
ITB infoservice special issue No.8 – International research institutions in Asia
The eighth special issue highlights examples of international research partnerships in Asian. The internationalization of STI increasingly involves the establishment of joint research labs or the foundation of own research subsidiaries in foreign countries.
ITB infoservice special issue No.7 – Diversity and Synergy: Multilateral Cooperation
The seventh special issue covers the different aspects of multilateral cooperation and focuses on global and European facilities and networks. The goal of this issue is to provide an insight in the broad range of governmental and non-governmental cooperation.
ITB infoservice special issue No.6 - MENA-Region: Change in the Arab World
The sixth special issue of the ITB infoservice Mena-Region: Change in the Arab World provides an overview of the current trends and developments of research and innovation within the Arab world and shows the different facets of the transitions taking place in this region.
ITB infoservice special issue No. 5 - Russia – Modernization through Innovation and Research
In this fifth edition of ITB infoservice Russia – Modernization through Innovation and Research we present exemplary regional and national research and innovation policies and show different facets of cooperation in education, research and development between Russia and Germany respectively the EU.
ITB infoservice special issue No. 4 – Danube Region – Integration through Research and Innovation
The fourth special issue of ITB infoservice Danube Region – Integration through Research and Innovation is being published in the context of the Danube Area Macro-regional Strategy, which was adopted under the Hungarian presidency by the Council of the European Union and focalises on research and innovation regarded as building blocks of integration in the Danube Region.
ITB infoservice special issue No. 3 - Southeast Asia – Research- and Innovation Region of the Future?
In this third edition of ITB infoservice Southeast Asia – Research- and Innovation Region of the Future? we present exemplary regional and national research and higher education initiatives in Southeast Asia. A focal point is the establishment issue of the ASEAN association of states as regional cooperation platforms in research and education as well as the development of national innovation systems.
ITB infoservice special issue No.2 - Sustainability and Innovation in Latin America
The focal point of ITB infoservice’s second special edition is to introduce exemplary regional and supra-regional initiatives from and in cooperation with South America. Sustainability and innovation are the main themes of this issue. A representative selection of various countries was taken into account.
ITB infoservice special issue No.1 - Innovation in the Nordic Countries
The European Year of Creativity and Innovation was held in 2009. The Scandinavian countries have a lot to offer in these fields. Therefore the first special issue focuses on Innovation in the Nordic Countries.