Professional Development and Competence Management

For internationally operating medium-sized enterprises and corporate groups, the human factor is increasingly becoming the factor to distinguish them from their competitors. It is also a driver for innovation and competitiveness. Besides machines and equipment, intellectual property rights and data, in the future the competencies of companies, whether at the staff level or the level of company organization, will become the most significant resource.  We support companies for which strategic and professional training and skills management can contribute towards creating solutions for sustainable corporate success. Change processes such as internationalization, digitalization and demographic change call for constant adaptations. For companies, this is the path to becoming a learning organization. We support the companies along this path in developing and implementing skills (management) models with the latest findings from applied research.

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Current projects

Follow-up project on vocational training export

SING – Inclusive School Development Process

SIMS - Science Infrastructure Management Support


Extended skills management for ensuring and managing the design of preventive working practices in small and medium-sized enterprises


Fraunhofer scientist assumes substitute professorship at Halle-Wittenberg University

Meta-project is on the home straight: Practice-oriented guidelines on vocational training export developed for companies

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 and product, subject and research focuses.