The goals and priorities of the research and innovation policy of the State of Berlin include fostering scientific excellence, cooperating in innovation-based, national clusters, invigorating the knowledge-based economy, and boosting start-up dynamism.

In addition to a wide range of technology-based offerings, Berlin also boasts an extraordinary breadth of research in the humanities and social sciences. This contributes to overcoming social and economic problems, also in an international context, and provides valuable stimulus to the German capital region through new ideas.