Regional Positioning and Location Development

We help regional funding bodies to develop and implement modern positioning strategies. Our specializations are location benchmarking, identifying investor source markets and the management of regional stakeholder networks. We support companies in conducting flagship projects that aim to significantly increase their competitiveness. We specialize in the development of international markets and the management of innovations, particularly for technology-oriented medium-sized enterprises.

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.




Fraunhofer expert JProf Dauth invited to World Economic Forum in Davos.

Cooperation between Fraunhofer IMW and HHL

JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth, head of the institute‘s Regional Positioning and Location Development Unit, spoke to potential students of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management at a workshop in Prague.



Indian Energy Minister informed on electromobility

The Indian Minister of State for Energy visited the Leipzig Group.


Frugal innovations: potentials, challenges and social relevance in the global competition

Frugal innovations – products that have been reduced to their core function – are increasingly becoming more important. Especially in the Chinese and Indian markets, products of this kind have firmly established themselves as a result of the emergence of a new middle class. 


JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth joins working group of the Federal Employment Agency on integration of refugees.


JProf Dr. Tobias Dauth receives Best Paper Awards.


Launching a project on the opportunities and risks of frugal innovation at the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center