Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW

Annual Report

The annual report “Digital Value Creation” presents selected research projects, key figures and developments of the institute in 2017/18.

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Project kick-off “Data Mining and Value Creation“

5.11.2018 | 9.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (in German)

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Services and Competencies of the Fraunhofer Center Leipzig

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At Fraunhofer IMW, our work draws from more than ten years of experience in socioeconomic research at our Leipzig offices. The Fraunhofer economists develop scientifically sound solutions to the challenges posed by globalization. This ensures the lasting success of our clients and partners, who have backgrounds in business and industry, research, and society at large.  

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

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

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


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Press Release / 24.4.2018

Research project on the economic value of the data and digitalization of companies in Saxony kicks off

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Event / 5.11.2018

Kick-Off Event »Data Mining and Value Creation«

Event / 30.11.2018

FURE Congress: The Future of Reading

Conference / 14.11.2018

JProf. Tobias Dauth Speaks at Conference on “Attracting and Retaining Skilled Workers”

Event / 8.10.2018

Fraunhofer Experience World - “#Zukunftsarbeit”

The Fraunhofer Experience World “#Zukunftsarbeit” (“work of the future”) interactively shows Fraunhofer technologies.

Conference / 4.10.2018

Conference on Education in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standardization in Europe

Forum / 4.9.2018

Prof. Posselt and Dr. Abdelkafi at the Sixteenth PFI-D Innovation Forum

Presentation / 3.9.2018

Prof. Dr. Gebauer presents “Data Mining and Value Creation“ to the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Working Group


Opening of “Services Funding Initiative”

Public Event / 22.6.2018

Long Night of the Sciences at Fraunhofer IMW

Workshop / 21.6.2018

Efficient Master Data and Parts Management: Reducing costs through eStandards

Fair / 16.5.2018

IFAT 2018 in Munich: Focus on South Africa

Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel and Dr. Steffen Preissler spoke at IFAT about “The South African market for environmental technology: climate protection, water safety and new business models”.


Visit from Brno: Smart City delegation visits Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig

Conference / 2.5.2018

Institute Director opens Best Practice Impulse at expert forum Platform for Innovation in Germany

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Annual Report 2017/18

The annual report “Digital Value Creation” presents selected research projects, key figures and developments of the institute in 2017/18.


Event / 5.11.2018

Kick-Off Event »Data Mining and Value Creation«

Find out more about the dimensions and perspectives of the project: First results from the interviews conducted with international and saxonian businesses will be presented. Current initiatives and different perspectives on digitization will be discussed.


Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center eStandards / 23.8.2018

Focus Group “Digital Transformation of Business Models“ with companies and influencers from Lusatia

Alumni Spotlight Interview

Jakub Hlavka: “The potential to improve the lives of millions”

Jakub Hlavka is a policy researcher working in the fields of innovation policy, security and health.


“The use of collaborative system solutions requires entrepreneurial courage”


Interview with Annamaria Riemer, head of Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes unit

“Future scenario analysis: nowadays, we are able to flexibly address a much greater number of issues”

Interview with Dr. Steffen Preissler, head of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer division

“We must overcome this segmentation”


Interview with Dr. Friedrich Dornbusch, head of Innovation Policy and Transfer Design unit

“Knowledge exchange is one of the most important elements of successful innovation processes”


Data as digital value: Joint research project by Fraunhofer IMW and the University of Leipzig before the start


Trends in artificial intelligence

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is developing key technologies of artificial intelligence at many of its institutes. Research in such areas as robotics, image and voice processing, and process optimization contributes to theories and ethics of artificial intelligence, while at the same time recognizing practical needs of clients. A new study addresses myths and trends as well as progress in artificial intelligence and supercomputers.


More information: Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance 


Fraunhofer IMW premium member of Europe's most important crowdfunding network

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