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Research projects

Research Projects Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner

Basic research

  • China-specific features of the emergence of innovations in artificial intelligence and environmental protection: Education system, interaction between science and economy, large-scale projects
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner (LUH), Prof. Dr. Steffi Robak (LUH), Prof. Dr. Daniel Schiller (University of Greifswald)
    Team: Chris Brück (LUH), Xing Liu-Schuppener (LUH), Yang Liu (University of Greifswald)
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Duration: 2021 – 2024
  • Transferring current research findings concerning the economic development of China to the Geography classroom
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Dr. Janis Fögele (JLU Gießen), Prof. Dr. Rainer Mehren (JLU Gießen)
    Team: Sebastian Losacker
    Year: 2020
    Funding: DFG
    Duration: 2019 - 2020
  • Implementation conditions for frugality in innovation processes
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner
    Team: Julian Barnikol
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Lower Saxonian Ministry for Science and Culture
    Duration: 2020 - 2023
  • Hidden Champions as a central element for the stabilization of rural areas in times of digitalization
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner (LUH), Prof. Dr. Stefan Hennemann (JLU Gießen)
    Team: Carsten Rietmann (LUH), Lisa Zirbes (JLU Gießen)
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) / Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
    Duration: 2020 - 2023
  • Regional Innovation Profiles in China: Innovation Conditions and Types of Innovation
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Dr. Henning Kroll (ISI, Karlsruhe)
    Team: Anna-Barbara Heindl
    Year: 2020
    Funding: DFG Gz. 981/15-1
    Duration: 2017 - 2020
  • Success factors of reciprocal knowledge transfer in Chinese-German cooperation projects: Joint competence development in the research and innovation phase
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Prof. Dr. Steffi Robak, Prof. Dr. Michael Beer, Prof. Dr. Monika Sester (all LUH)
    Team: K. Florian Schneider
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Lower Saxonian Ministry of Science and Culture
    Duration: 2020 - 2022
  • Sino-German Cooperation Group: Study on the Internationalization of science, technology and innovation: Strategy, Policy and Practice
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Rongping Mu (Fraunhofer ISI), Prof. Dr. Reinhardt Meckl (University Bayreuth)
    Team: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner u.a.
    Year: 2018
    Funding: DFG und NSFC (GZ 975)
    Duration: 2014 - 2018
  • Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Germany: Institutional Distance, Local Networks and Knowledge Exchange
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Prof. Dr. Daniel Schiller (University Greifswald)
    Team: Timon Haasis (University Gießen), Miriam Richter-Tokar (University Greifswald)
    Year: 2018
    Funding: DFG (Gz. Li981/13-1)
    Duration: 2015 - 2018
  • Weltweite Verschiebung der Innovationsdynamik? Chinas Position in globalen Innovationsnetzwerken
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Prof. Yifei Sun
    Team: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner u.a.
    Year: 2016
    Funding: Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen im Stifterverband (T 260/25622/2014)
    Duration: 2014 - 2016
  • Economic restructuring and responses to crisis: actors, institutions, and developments in rural Vietnam/Thailand
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner (University of Giessen), Prof. Dr. Ludwig Schätzl
    Team: Jürgen Brünjes, Vera Junge, Franziska Sohns, Dominik Schmid (University of Giessen)
    Year: 2014
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Duration: 2010 - 2014
  • Regional agility in the wake of crisis: Towards a new growth model in the Greater Pearl River Delta? (SPP 1233, 3. Phase)
    Led by: Prof. Dr. J. Revilla Diez, Dr. D. Schiller (Univerity of Hannover), Prof. Dr. I. Liefner, Dr. S. Hennemann (Univerity of Giessen), Prof. Dr. F. Kraas (University of Cologne), Dr. D. Dohse, Prof. Dr. R. Soltwedel (University of Kiel)
    Team: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Dr. Daniel Schiller, Dr. Wenying Fu
    Year: 2014
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG); priority programme 1233 "Megacities - Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change" (2006-2012)
    Duration: 2010 - 2014
  • Shocks and regional economic development in Thailand and Vietnam
    Led by: Dr. habil. Ingo Liefner, Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez
    Team: Carsten Lohmann, Ingo Lübben, Hoang Linh Dang, Kai Mausch, Jürgen Brünjes
    Year: 2009
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Duration: 2006 - 2009
  • Informal Dynamics of Agile Firm Organisation in the Greater Pearl River Delta (SPP 1233 phase 1)
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Dr. habil. Ingo Liefner, Dr. Daniel Schiller (University of Hannover), Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Soltwedel, Dr. Dean Spinager (University of Kiel)
    Team: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Dr. habil. Ingo Liefner, Dr. Daniel Schiller, Susanne Meyer
    Year: 2008
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG); priority programme 1233 "Megacities - Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change" (2006-2012)
    Duration: 2006 - 2008
  • Firm start-ups in regional industry clusters: The example of Laser-technology in Southeast Lower Saxony
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner
    Team: Nadine Pantazis
    Year: 2006
    Funding: Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
    Duration: 2004 - 2006
  • A Qualitative and Empirical Analysis of Spin-off Firms in Beijing, Hangzhou and Wuhan: A Contribution towards Explaining Innovation Processes in China
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ludwig Schätzl, Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg, Dr. habil. Ingo Liefner
    Team: Henning Kroll (Universität Hannover), Claudia Müller (Universität zu Köln)
    Year: 2006
    Funding: Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagenstiftung)
    Duration: 2003 - 2006
  • The changing role of public research and teaching organisations for regional and national innovative capacities in Thailand
    Led by: Prof. Dr. J. Revilla Diez, Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner
    Team: Björn Mildahn, Daniel Schiller
    Year: 2006
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Duration: 2003 - 2006

Applied research

  • Assessment report on a strengths and weaknesses analysis for developing a regional strategy for southern Lower Saxony
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner
    Team: Prof. Dr. Ingo Liefner, Sebastian Losacker
    Year: 2019
    Funding: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten und Regionale Entwicklung
    Duration: Spring 2019