Florian Süssenguth on advising Angela Merkel

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How does Angela Merkel’s confidential science and innovation advisory group function? When can industry stakeholders play a role in science advice, and what are the benefits and challenges when they do? Florian Süssenguth discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA.

We also discuss the difficulty of measuring impact, science advice in the post-Merkel future, and what innovation actually means anyway.

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