On 21 June 2011, the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg agreed their joint innovation strategy, the "innoBB", which sets objectives and basic conditions for a successful and active organisation of the innovation policy of both states, in order to utilise the innovation potential and synergies within the entire region in the next few years fully and efficiently.

The objective is to concentrate especially on economic development in science and technology-based areas, to further expedite this development and to establish and promote the joint innovative industrial sectors as sustainably growing, internationally competitive science and economic clusters.

The clusters of the capital region:

  • energy technology
  • healthcare industries
  • ICT, media and the creative industries,
  • photonics and
  • transport, mobility, and logistics

Cluster managements were established for the cluster profiling and the strategic development of the cooperation and project structures within the clusters. Their central tasks include, in particular, accelerating knowledge and technology transfer as well as international networking and systematic integration in EU funding support structures.

The driving forces and lead figures of the clusters are the cluster spokespersons who, with their technological expertise and entrepreneurial know-how, are an important interface with cluster-relevant companies, existing networks and science and politics.