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Research and development: socioeconomically and scientifically based


Annual Report 2017/18

The annual report Knowledge Worlds presents selected research projects, key figures and developments of the institute in 2017/18.

The institute in figures 2017/18

Range of services of the institute

Your contact persons at the Fraunhofer IMW

Research units at the Fraunhofer IMW

Membership in Fraunhofer Networks

The economy, science, politics and society are becoming increasingly internationalized, and the interdependencies between these sectors are growing. The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy focuses on the fundamental change processes in a globalized world. Some significant trends are the worldwide development towards a knowledge economy, the global shift in generating value creation and the growing realization of the need to promote sustainable development at a regional and international level. From the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy point of view, these are the challenges of the future.

The institute provides its clients and customers from the economy, science and politics with support in meeting these challenges successfully. Analyses are compiled, and recommended procedures developed. Political structures, economic constitutions and systems, as well as structural conditions –  such as the infrastructure and human capital – are examined as to the extent to which they can stand their ground in the competition for internationalized value creation processes.

In order for companies to have constant access to the latest knowledge, and in order for this knowledge to be processed quickly and used independently of the location, the institute supports the transfer of knowledge from science to the economy. For individual companies and/or sectors, the ability to absorb innovations is additionally analyzed and the development and realization of economic sustainability strategies supported.

Key information

  • Founded: 2006
  • Location: Leipzig
  • Permanent staff: 79 permanently employed members of staff (status: October 2017)
  • Professional expertise: economic science (business administration, political economics); politics and social sciences
  • Language competences: English, French, Spanish, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Czech, Tunisian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian as well as Arabic, Hindi, Italian, Dutch and Slovak