The research project “Niedersachsen Entrepreneurship Monitoring” is commissioned by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. Its goal is to record the entrepreneurship transformation of the state of Lower Saxony. For this purpose, a research-based monitoring system will be developed. With the aid of this system, measures for the promotion of entrepreneurship will be made transparent and the effectiveness of the measures can be measured. In this way, precise recommendations for action will be derived, which will enable a more targeted use of existing resources and more efficient and effective measures for the promotion of entrepreneurship. The project is aimed at politicians, universities and the business community and startups in Lower Saxony.
In order to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the German economy, startups are becoming increasingly important as drivers of innovation, especially in the face of socio-ecological challenges. The potential, which exists in particular in the technology and knowledge-intensive sector, and through outstanding universities and research institutions, has not yet been exhausted. Therefore, it is essential to create and improve startup-promoting framework conditions. However, the effectiveness of these improvement measures cannot always be clearly predicted due to a lack of data and the complexity and interrelationships of various determinants.
The Lower Saxony Entrepreneurship Monitoring Project is divided into four successive phases, with completion planned for mid-2022: