Business Models: Engineering and Innovation

Research-based support in designing, improving and assisting the implementation of new business models forms the key service we offer to our customers in business and industry. Fraunhofer IMW has developed tools that support companies in identifying an advantageous market position. The toolbox enables companies to systematically develop, analyze and continuously improve business models. The tools meet scientific standards and are tried and tested. The added value for the customer lies in being able to achieve higher profitability for the long term.

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Current projects

Rethinking construction: market study for carbon concrete composite

Energy Supply Business Model

Developing feasible business models: the simulation lab at the Fraunhofer MOEZ

DICAMP - Development and Implementation of an Accredited Cross-Universities Innovation Management Master Program in Tunisia



Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center eStandards / 23.8.2018

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


Workshop / Bio City Leipzig / 14 - 19 Uhr / 9.5.2017

Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi gives keynote on “The Power of Standardization”


German Sustainability Award presented to C³ project

In late November 2015, the interdisciplinary project “C³ – Carbon Concrete Composite” was awarded the German Sustainability Award in the category of “Research”. A Fraunhofer IMW team headed by Dr. Marija Radić and Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi has been involved in this project. Since 2014, the researchers, along with 130 research...


Successful Business Models in VET Export.

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

Selected projects in the annual reports of the Fraunhofer IMW

In its annual reports, the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center presents the wide scope of its socio-economic services spectrum. The expert teams contributions provide a compact overview of the institute's projects, product, subject and research focuses.