Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW

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Dear clients, customers, partners, colleagues, due to the current situation the institute will be closed for visitors from Wednesday, 18.3.2020. We are continuing our research. Our staff is working and can still be reached by telephone and e-mail.

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"Data Mining and Value Creation" focuses on the value of data for businesses

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READING RECOMMENDATION Conference Volume "Cultural Heritage in Crisis"

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Our Mission

At Fraunhofer IMW, our team draws from more than ten 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

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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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 Unit Innovation Acceptance, which focuses on international knowledge and technology transfer, contributed to the publication.


Publication / 11.5.2020

German-Italian Cultural Heritage Symposium Conference Volume published

At the end of 2019, the Fraunhofer IMW Innovation Acceptance Unit and the Fraunhofer ISC organized a German-Italian symposium to discuss and further develop concepts with the goal of protecting cultural heritage from the effects of climate change.



Think Tank »Center for Digital Work«

Chair of Innovation Management and Economy and Fraunhofer IMW Institute Director investigates digitization as a growth engine for companies.

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