Fraunhofer IMW looks back on more than fivfteen years of applied socio-economic research and experience in Leipzig. About 236 employees from fourteen countries support customers and partners from business, industry, politics, research and society in using globalization, digitization and structural change as a motor for innovation. The interdisciplinary research team at the Leipzig site and, since 2020, also at the Center for Economics of Materials in Halle (Saale) accompanies companies, organizations, institutions, states, municipalities and regions with international projects, network activities and analyses scientifically based on strategic decision-making processes. Originally founded as the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ in 2006, the content-related and strategic reorientation of the institute, which is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, has been reflected in its new name, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, since 2016. The institute's competencies are digital value creation, innovation research, structural change, knowledge and technology transfer and corporate development in international competition.