Business Models: Engineering and Innovation

Research-based support for the design, improvement, and supervision of the implementation of new business models represents our central offer to our clients in economy and industry. Fraunhofer IMW has developed tools to assist businesses in identifying an advantageous market position. This toolbox enables companies to systematically develop, analyze, and continually improve their business models. These tools meet scientific standards and have been tested in the field. The added value for clients is to achieve higher profitability in the long term.

The Unit’s range of services can be found here.

Current projects

Rethinking construction: market study for carbon concrete composite

Energy Supply Business Model


Start-ups secure their success with norms and standards

Developing heatable carbon concrete components (C³INTEF)

Digital transformation of business models through electronic standards


Press Release / 8.4.2019

Saxony is a pioneer in the digitization of agriculture

Last autumn, the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) launched a call for grant proposals in experimental fields in agriculture, with a 70 million euro budget. Out of 25 applications, 14 were selected in the first round; these applicants can submit their detailed funding proposals until this Easter. Fraunhofer IMW and Leipzig University are still in the running, with a project that investigates and develops data-driven networking and intelligent assistance for agricultural work processes.


Energy Globe World Award

The "C³ - Carbon Concrete Composite" project, with participation from Fraunhofer IMW, wins the environmental “Energy Globe World” award.

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.