Institute Systems and Innovation Research, Germany
The Fraunhofer Institute Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) is part of the Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research in Germany (FhG), a non-profit corporation, promoting applied research and assuring the link between fundamental and industrial research. The Fraunhofer Society is mostly financed through contract work for public bodies at European, national and regional level as well as for industrial companies. The research society comprises 59 research institutes all over Germany of which 19 have established the Fraunhofer Transport and Traffic Alliance, of which ISI is a member. ISI, which is composed as interdisciplinary team combining knowledge of engineers, economists, psychologists and sociologists (in total about 110 scientists),complements the scientific and technological spectrum of the technology-focused majority of Fraunhofer Institutes through interdisciplinary research in the fields of technology assessment, innovation behaviour, R&D strategies, economic and societal consequences of technologies in fields like energy, transport and water.