iit Representation at GACC West – San Francisco

“For years, we’ve been bringing together German decisions makers and American partners in order to strengthen bilateral exchange between the countries. With iit, we want to expand upon that opportunity.”*

The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) is a division of VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (VDI/VDE-IT), located in Berlin, Germany. VDI/VDE-IT offers analytical and consulting services, primarily for public entities in the fields of Innovation Policy, Technology Policy, Research Policy, and Education Policy.

The VDI / VDE-IT is a service provider for state and federal ministries, the European Commission, companies, associations, etc., which are active in these fields. As project managers for federal and state ministries in the fields of high technology, innovation and education, they are directly involved in the design and implementation of funding policy measures. The VDI / VDE-IT  also organizes scientific and economic communities at both the national and European level.

The iit makes the collective knowledge of analyses, studies and counseling measures publically available and draws on the technical expertise of more than 200 academic staff from various disciplines of natural, technical and engineering sciences such as economics and social sciences.

The iit distinguishes itself, despite the high scientific and methodological standards to which it holds its work, due to its focus on practicality and relevance of implementation.

The cooperation’s objective is the creation of permanent and durable institutional collaboration for projects and consulting activities in an international setting. Joint studies and events focusing on issues such as the mobility of the future, Industry 4.0, and launching high tech start-ups, as well as cross-border and comparative trendscouting, are planned to be substantial to the cooperation. The existing network of five iit-Representative Offices in different regions of the world offers an interesting new perspective as country specific knowledge can pointedly be activated and utilized.


*Rene van den Hoevel, Managing Director GACC West

Rene van den Hoevel
Managing Director
(415) 248-1241