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At Fraunhofer IMW, our team draws from more than fourteen years of experience in socioeconomic research at our Leipzig offices. Fraunhofer economists develop scientifically sound solutions to challenges presented by globalization, ensuring the lasting success of our clients and partners from business and industry, research, and civil society.

Our mission is to develop powerful and effective strategies, processes, and tools, in order to:

  • Facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between organizations
  • Convert knowledge into innovative products and services
  • Develop the right environment for innovation and knowledge transfer

In this process, we aim for ecologically and socially balanced and economically viable solutions with a global perspective.

Founded as the Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ in 2006, the institute consolidated its expertise and range of services in internationalization and the knowledge economy under a new name in 2015, becoming the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW.

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News / 25.9.2020

Fraunhofer IMW strengthens its networks in Africa: The Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana, Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, visits the institute


Fraunhofer IMW Expands Cooperation with Key Players in Cultural Heritage Management in South East Asia

The Leipzig research center has recently signed strategic cooperation agreements with key players in cultural heritage management in Southeast Asia, namely UNESCO's regional office for Asia-Pacific and the Siam Society Under Royal Patronage, the oldest organization for the protection of culture, history, art and natural sciences in Thailand.


Publication / 25.6.2020

Sustainable Cities and Regions

The position paper Sustainable Cities and Regions“ of the Morgenstadt Initiative shows strategic measures for the broad implementation of digital and sustainable urban development. The Fraunhofer IMW's Innovation Acceptance Unit, which focuses on international knowledge and technology transfer, contributed to the publication.

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