Profile of the institute

A review in the annual report of Fraunhofer IMW 2019

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Research and development: socioeconomically and scientifically based

Fraunhofer IMW looks back on more than fourteen years of applied socio-economic research and experience in Leipzig. About 227 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 DNV-GL, 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.

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Thorsten Posselt

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt

Institute Director

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-100

Fax +49 341 231039-190

Diana Worms

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Dr. Diana Worms

Head of the Institute Director's Team, Head of Organizational Development and Quality Management Unit

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-165

Fax +49 341 231039-9165

Marija Radić

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Dr. Marija Radić

Head of Research Division: Corporate Development in International Competition

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-124

Fax +49 341 231039-9124

Steffen Preissler

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Dr. rer. pol. Steffen Preissler

Head of Research Division: Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-121

Fax +49 341 231039-9121

Dirk Böttner-Langolf

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Dirk Böttner-Langolf

Spokesperson, Head of Marketing and Communication Division

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-250

Fax +49 341 231039-9250

Aron Geißler

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Aron Geißler

Head of Administration

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-109

Fax +49 341 231039-9109

Key Figures

The scientists at Fraunhofer IMW research and develop strategies, structures, processes and instruments

  • to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between organizations
  • to convert knowledge into innovative products and services
  • to develop the right environment for innovation and knowledge transfer

In this process, they aim for ecologically and socially balanced and economically viable solutions with a global perspective.

 

  • Founded: 2006
  • Locations: Leipzig and Halle (Saale)
  • Permanent staff: 99 employees according to TvÖD (status: 2019)
  • Development of projects: 75 projects per year, of which 1/3 are industrial projects (status: 2019)
  • Expertise: Economics, political and social sciences
  • Language skills: besides English, French and Spanish - Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Hindi, Italian, Croatian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Tamil, Czech, Tunisian, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Belarusian
Examples of tasks of Fraunhofer IMW:
  • International country, industry or technology rankings
  • Country or region-specific inventory analyses
  • Location and impact analyses
  • Market Research and Benchmarking
  • Research projects, studies and strategies for
    - Innovation transfer and management
    - Clusters and networks
    - Corporate development and internationalization
    - Research and Development (R&D)
  • Feasibility and foresight studies
  • Monitoring of research institutions, national and international