Unit, Innovation Policy and Transfer Design

The Innovation Policy and Transfer Design unit analyzes, evaluates and designs instruments in the fields of innovation policy and knowledge and technology transfer.

Based on latest scientific methods and findings, we assist partners from the political, scientific and business communities with their strategic planning and design of future cooperation, transfer and funding activities. We aim to close the gap between research and practice, and to contribute to solutions for social and economic challenges – from conceptualization to implementation.

Our team develops instruments to support knowledge and technology transfer, analyzes local and global innovation and knowledge networks and accompanies the organization of transfer and commercialization structures. By means of evaluations and impact assessments, we contribute to the design of national and international innovation support.

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Current Projects


Generating impact in cooperation with Germany's Mittelstand


Networks and transfer in international collaborations

AGENT-3D – printing new worlds


Workshop / 30.1.2019

Future workshop: "How do we want to live tomorrow?"

Workshop / 15.10.2018

IntTransNet: German-Israeli Workshop in Berlin


“Knowledge exchange is one of the most important elements of successful innovation processes”

Workshop / 27.10.2018

German-Israeli workshop “Building Bridges for Innovation” discusses starting points for effective cooperation

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.