The new High-Tech Strategy stands for the aim of moving Germany forward on its way to becoming a worldwide innovation leader. The goal is for good ideas to be translated quickly into innovative products and services. This is because innovative solutions are the factors that drive our prosperity and support our quality of life. They strengthen Germany‘s position as a leading industrial and exporting nation. And they make it possible to find creative answers to the urgent challenges of our time – including challenges in such areas as sustainable urban development, environmentally friendly energy, individualised medicine and the digital society.