The High-Tech Strategy is a learning strategy. This means it is refined on a continuous basis and will be adapted to suit technological and social developments. This dynamism is also reflected in the advisory process followed by the High-Tech Forum: it publishes its findings on an ongoing basis in the form of discussion papers, and is also able to suggest new topics on which to give advice. This enables it to provide suggestions swiftly, with a direct link to the political process.
Ensuring that the advisory process is transparent and accessible is of central concern to the High-Tech Forum. The following graphic offers an overview of the six phases that make up the advisory process:
History of the High-Tech Forum
First introduced in 2006, the Federal Government’s High-Tech Strategy aims to define the focus of its research policy. The High-Tech Forum published its key recommendations for implementing and developing the previous High-Tech Strategy 2014-2017 under the leadership of Professor Andreas Barner, President of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, and Professor Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.