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As a former member of staff at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, we have accompanied you as your employer on part of your journey through life. You have supported us as a member of the research staff, as a student in an assistant position or within your student internship, thereby contributing to the success of the entire institute.
We would very much like to stay in contact with you, even after you have left. After all, as one of the alumni, you remain an integral part of the institute, no matter where on the globe you are currently working or researching.

Alumni network member benefits at a glance:

  • Regular information free of charge on the latest news at the institute, e.g. presentations, conferences, events, research findings and much more
  • Meeting and networking with former colleagues and supervisors
  • The chance to exchange information at a professional level and initiate new joint projects and schemes.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

As a member of the Fraunhofer Alumni Netowork, you have access to exlucisve events.  See here for a pick of events coming up later in the year.

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Alumni Spotlights


Johannes Breuer: Working at Fraunhofer IMW was my ticket to the world of science


Ian Strahn: I will remember Fraunhofer IMW as a work environment in which leadership was accessible


Therese Mager: Fraunhofer IMW provides society with tools needed to face an uncertain future

Therese Mager is a former Fraunhofer employee in the Marketing and Communication Division. She discusses lessons learned at Fraunhofer IMW as well as the excitement and challenges of working in the field of international communications.


Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi: I owe much of my personal and academic development to Fraunhofer IMW.

Nizar Abdelkafi looks back on his time working as the Head of the Business Models: Engineering and Innovation Unit at Fraunhofer IMW and offers insights into his current professorship at Politecnico di Milano.


Anja Meironke: The goal is to make processes more efficient

Anja Meironke was a valuable member of the Fraunhofer IMW team for a total of 6 years. In the following interview she recalls on her time fondly whilst also acknowledging the Fraunhofer IMW environment as being conducive to her development in the world of science.


Balthasar Kinkel: The starting point of the eHealth revolution

Balthasar Kinkel worked at Fraunhofer IMW from August 2011 until December 2018. It was at Fraunhofer IMW where he developed the foundations and skillsets required for his role as Product Manager at DAVASO GmbH Leipzig.


Sören Wortmann: The basis of tomorrow's wealth

Sören Wortmann is a business innovation analyst working in the corporate digitization field. 


Jakub Hlavka: The potential to improve the lives of millions

Jakub Hlavka is a policy researcher and doctoral fellow working in the fields of innovation policy, security and health.

Sarah Kiehne: An appreciation for innovation

Sarah Kiehne reflects on her experience as an international employee working at Fraunhofer IMW. 

Romy Kohlmann: A unique opportunity to contribute to the constitution of a new research centre


Romy Kohlmann worked at Fraunhofer IMW from 2006 to 2012 and has now moved on to a position in research management at the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center in Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Kohlmann shares her experiences at the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center and how they have helped to shape her career.

Marc Tobias: Looking for the next big innovation model

Marc Tobias, now a consultant for Innovation Management and New Technologies, talks about sustainable innovation and starting a division from scratch.

Daniel Bloemers: The best is yet to come!


Daniel Bloemers worked at Fraunhofer IMW from 2010 to 2015, and has now moved on to become a European Union official. In this interview, he talks about how his work at Fraunhofer IMW shaped his career path and what his plans for the future include.

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