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Met in Leipzig for the future workshop: Dr. Steffen Preissler (Fraunhofer IMW), Christian Manteufel (BMW), Annamaria Riemer (Fraunhofer IMW), Elmar Schüll (Fachhochschule Salzburg), Dr. Mayra Bezerra Hartmann (Fraunhofer IMW), Dr. Dominik Hartmann (Fraunhofer IMW, Universität Leipzig), Marina Thuns (Fraunhofer IMW), Peter Pawlicki (IG Metal) und Prof. Alexander Stahr (HTWK Leipzig)

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Working in small groups (from left to right): Lars Fassmand (Chemmedia AG), Peter Pawlicki (IG Metal), Annamaria Riemer (Fraunhofer IMW), Elmar Schüll (Fachhochschule Salzburg), Dr. Dominik Hartmann

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Working in small groups (from left to right): Christian Manteufel (BMW), Dr. Steffen Preissler (Fraunhofer IMW), Prof. Alexander Stahr (HTWK Leipzig), Irina Palade (Rodhe und Schwarz)


Prof. Dr. Dubravko Radic joins innovation prize jury “YouGov” 2016


JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth joins working group of the Federal Employment Agency on integration of refugees


Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner discusses “Smart City” strategy with mayor of Leipzig


Cooperation agreement with the technology transfer company BIO - NET LEIPZIG signed


Dr. Steffen Preissler Attends Ambassadorial Conference of the Federal Foreign Office


Institute Director host of workshop at “Companies: Growing” Conference

EFFESUS (Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts Sustainability) Booklet

Fraunhofer Center and Pöyry collaborate on development of energy business model system and innovative software for energy industry

Leipzig/Düsseldorf, 20 June 2016. The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy and Pöyry’s Management Consulting Business Group are collaborating on the development and application of an energy business model system. The model allows integrated multi-utilities to anticipate future scenarios, gain new perspectives in existing and future markets and identify appropriate actions to determine future strategic positioning.


crowdFANding - What are success factors for crowdfunding in the sports sector?


Interview with Dr. Robin Bürger on the topic of “crowdFANding - SÜDKURVE HAS TO STAY!”

Long Night of the Sciences 2016

Once every two years, Leipzig's laboratories, lecture halls, research institutes, universities and archives open their doors to science fans of every age. The next “Long Night of the Sciences” will take place on June 24, 2016. The Leipzig Fraunhofer Center offers a joint program with the Fraunhofer Center for Immunology and Cell Therapy, IZI.

Board of Trustees meeting 2016

As of April 2013, the Fraunhofer Center Leipzig has a Board of Trustees made up of high-profile representatives from the spheres of science, economics and the public sector. These prestigious executives, managing directors and secretaries general form an advisory panel that meets once a year and advises the institute. This year, the Board of Trustees met on May 25, 2016 in Leipzig.


Head of the Saxon CDU parliamentary group, visits the Fraunhofer Center Leipzig

Fraunhofer “EU-Netzwerk” meets at Fraunhofer Center Leipzig

From 13 to 14 April 2016, the EU-Netzwerk of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft met at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig. Employees from different Fraunhofer institutes discussed topics related to European funded projects. At the Fraunhofer Center Leipzig, Annamaria Riemer and Urban Kaiser overlook the interdisciplinary research partnership EU Plus that positions projects within European funding programs and provides ongoing assistance with research and development during implementation.

Memorandum of Understanding with Czech technology park

On 21 January 2016, the newly founded unit Research and Business Accelerator signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Czech Technology Park Hradec Králové. Both partners are keen to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and technology development between Germany and the Czech Republic.

Leipzig Fraunhofer Institute Signs Cooperation Agreement with South Korean Economic Center

On January 26th, 2016, Institute Director Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt signed a collaboration agreement with Dr. Gi Won On, President of the Korea Research & Innovation Centre-Europe (KIC-Europe). In addition to a central liaison office in Brussels, in February 2016 KIC-Europe and the Fraunhofer experts will build a laboratory for international technology development and utilization at the Leipzig institute.

JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth and Dr. Luise Fischer present first results on frugal innovations

The unit Regional Positioning and Location Development and the Hamburg University of Technology TUHH are studying the socio-political relevance of frugal innovations in a joint research project. JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth and Dr. Luise Fischer recently presented first results of their trend analyses and comparative studies at a workshop in Hamburg.

Industrial Data Space e.V. founded

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, sixteen businesses and the ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V., Germany's national electrical industry association, have founded the non-profit organisation ”Industrial Data Space e.V.” in Berlin. The association aims to establish links between research and business communities to foster long-term solutions and become the main hub for co-operation with related initiatives.


Paradigm change in industrial production: New AGENT-3D project initiated

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is committed to the consistent improvement of patient care and safety. With more than 3,000 healthcare participants from 83 countries, it is one of the world's largest meetings for international healthcare industry professionals. This year, the forum will be addressing the issue of "Change" from 12 to 15 April in Goteborg (Sweden): "Save. Sustain. In Partnership with Patients". Dr. Marija Radic, Head of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy's Price and Service Management Unit will be presenting the project "KOMPASS" there, which was initiated by the city of Leipzig. The project aims to develop a Leipzig region focused online portal which elderly people and their families can refer to for an overview of what support is available in the region. The Fraunhofer Center's experts are currently analysing how the "KOMPASS" online portal should be designed to ensure maximum long-term effectiveness. At the International Healthcare Forum, the Fraunhofer Center expert will focus on how the platform must take the needs of both the elderly and their relatives/carers, as well as the requirements of the local service providers into account.


Successful Business Models in VET Export: Case Study BEIGROUP GmbH

Digital Music Project Aims to Improve Quality of Life for People with Dementia

Starting in 2016, the Price and Service Management unit will take part in developing the interactive music system project “NurMut“. The Leipzig' research group, led by Dr. Marija Radić, will create pricing models for the digital music platform in the context of costs and repayment options.


INTEGRAL followed by ALTERFOR: Start of new EU project on forest management

Researchers from the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center's Knowledge and Technology Transfer division have been supporting EU-funded forest management research projects since 2011.


Cooperation with Technology Foundation Thüringen announced


Protecting Heritage with Fraunhofer Innovation - Pilot project started


C³- Carbon Concrete Composite - Project Receives German Sustainability Award


Annual Report 2014/15

In its Annual Report 2014/15, the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center presents the wide scope of its socio-economic services spectrum.


Your digital Congratulation for the Institute's 10th Anniversary


10 years Fraunhofer Center Leipzig: Joint New Year's reception with the Fraunhofer IZI


Korean Delegation Visits Leipzig Fraunhofer Center

On November 9th, high-ranking officials from the Korean Ministry of Science, Information Technology and Future Planning paid a visit to the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig. The visit included an in depth discussion between the Fraunhofer economists, various members of the Korean Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Industry and representatives from the Chungcheong region over the strengthening of development of cooperation.

Saxony's Deputy Prime Minister Receives New Service Offerings Update at the Lepzig Fraunhofer Center

On November 3rd, Martin Dulig, the Saxony State Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, paid a visit to the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig. During his stay, Minister of State Dulig received a full briefing about the realigned services offered by the economic institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Intelligent industrial process control becomes reality – Launch of European technology project DISIRE in Brussels

The European technology project DISIRE wants to set new standards in energy efficiency for chemical, steel and mineral processing as well as for combustion processes used in many industrial sectors. The DISIRE project was launched on the 28-29th of January 2015 in Brussels. Top researchers and world leading industrial players involved in DISIRE will develop robust, yet miniaturized in-situ PAT sensors during the following 36 months. The aim of DISIRE technological platform is to enable integration of these sensors into raw material flows to measure and transmit data to a cloud turning the concept of "Intelligent Raw Materials" into reality. Substantial reduction in energy consumption and improvement in process efficiency will be achieved through process reconfigurations based on the data collected. Fully new opportunities for commercial applications and cross-sectorial business cases may arise in the European Industry.

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy intensifies cooperation with leading technological region in South Korea

The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy has signed a co-operation agreement with the province of Chungcheongbuk-do, one of the leading regions for technology in South Korea, and the Chungbuk technology park. The aim of this agreement is to implement German- Korean research projects and exchange programs.

Commercial returns for innovative research

How can technology transfer from universities and public research institutions in Europe be improved and generate financial profits? The Competition and Technology Analysis Business Unit at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy is becoming increasingly involved in this issue. It is part of the PROGRESS-TT consortium, a new Horizon 2020 project that intends to transfer functioning growth concepts from the private sector to technology transfer bureaux. The consortium will develop a program for increasing the capacity of specialist in technology transfer. In the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy’s forthcoming annual report for 2014/15, Célia Gavaud from project sponsor Pera Consulting, and Lutz Maicher, Head of Business Unit, Competition and Technology at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, introduce Progress-TT in detail.

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy at the HANNOVER FAIR 2015

At the Hannover Fair 2015, with its co-operation partner European Business and Techology Centre (EBTC) based in India, the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy presented services that support companies to successfully enter the market in India. The world’s most important industry fair took place in Hannover from 13 to 17 April 2015.

Prospects for better use of forests

Over the past four years, INTEGRAL (future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes), a joint European project, has analysed European forestry policy and the associated social conflicts. Since the project began in November 2011, the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy has been part of the consortium and is responsible for the communication work on the project. Under the title of Sustainable and Multifunctional Forest Management in Europe: Achievements, Challenges and Future Policy Options, the research results will be presented at a final conference in the state representation premises of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Brussels on 24 and 26 June 2015.

Leipzig Fraunhofer Center Supports Platform for German-Czech Cooperation in Research and Teaching

At the initiative of the Czech Consul General Dr. Jiří Kuděla, rectors, vice-rectors and representatives from five Czech universities, colleges and research partners met on June 18th, 2015 at the Technical University of Chemnitz. The theme of the meeting, which was also attended by the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center's institute director Professor Dr. Posselt, was long-term cooperation in research and teaching. To this end, the participants from the Czech Republic and Germany set up a platform. Discussed was the improvement of knowledge and technology transfer across national borders, and ways in which to make their own research at the European level more visible.

The Leipzig Fraunhofer Center: Opportunities and Risks of Frugal Innovations

Over the next three years, a joint project by the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig and the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at the Hamburg University of Technology will be investigating the sociopolitical relevance of frugal innovations, and their current and future areas of influence in the German research and innovation system. The official kickoff for the project starting on August 1, “Potenziale, Herausforderungen und gesellschaftliche Relevanz frugaler Innovationen im Kontext des globalen Innovationswettbewerbs” (Potential, Challenges and Social Relevance of Frugal Innovations in the Context of Global Innovation Competition, or “PotFrugInno” for short), was on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Metaproject on vocational training export: All practice-oriented guidelines available for download

The Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig has developed nine practice-oriented guidelines in support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s (BMBF) meta-project within the key funding area “Vocational training export by German educational service providers”. These guidelines assist export-oriented vocational training service providers in Germany with the development and the distribution of vocational educational services. In addition, the Fraunhofer experts have further provided an Excel-based calculation tool.

German Sustainability Award presented to C³ project

In late November 2015, the interdisciplinary project “C³ – Carbon Concrete Composite“ was awarded the German Sustainability Award in the category of "Research". The Fraunhofer team headed by Dr. Marija Radić and Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi was involved in this project: the researchers have, for instance, been investigating potential application areas for the new composite carbon concrete on a national level together with more than 130 research, business and association partners since 2014. In the course of this, they are preparing a study that illustrates carbon concrete markets and market segments. Not least due to its flexibility, this construction material contributes more to the conservation of natural resources than other building materials, and unlocks a wide range of potential in terms of architectural design. The project was chosen from 87 submissions; an online audience selected the German Sustainability Award winners from these through nominations. The prize was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research; in 2015, the focus was on "Science Year 2015 - the City of the Future" - on research activities for sustainable developments in communities. The "C³ – Carbon Concrete Composite" is one of the ten projects funded by the "Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation" program, which is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research initiative "Entrepreneurial Regions". The project features in the Fraunhofer Center's Annual Report 2014/2015. You can read the article here.

Big Data outlook workshop – future energy management options

The “Big Data outlook workshop – future energy management options“ within the scope of the Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance ( on 24 September 2015 offered the Energy Management and Energy Economics Unit the chance to present their portfolio of services to interested energy sector representatives. The presentation not only focused on big data customer data analysis methods, for example the analysis of master data and smart meter load profiles, but also included an update on the current development stage of the software-based simulation model IRPsim. This software makes it possible to evaluate new business models in a gradually changing energy system. One of the simulation model's particular, unique characteristics is that it is capable of analyzing the effects of the interaction between new business models and the individual elements of a public utility service. The Fraunhofer experts rely on the Big Data Center at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig for the processing and analysis of business and customer data.

Commercial returns for innovative research

Fraunhofer MOEZ is part of the consortium of
PROGRESS-TT, a new Horizon 2020 project that was launched in Brussels on January 20th. It wants to convey the technology transfer expertise of Europe’s leading public research organizations to those with the greatest potential to grow – challenging international competitors to convert research investments into commercial returns. The consortium will design and implement a capacity building program for technology transfer professionals.

Preparation of a uniform system of plant trait definitions and measurements

Plant traits are increasingly gaining significance in scientific questions, such as those concerned with predications about the development of plant associations, vegetations or entire ecosystems. The experience that has been gained in the existing databases and data collections is to be collected within the context of this project in order to prepare for the development of a uniform, integrated system.

Academic Entrepreneurship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany and Poland

Since July 2013, the Fraunhofer MOEZ is working on the project “Academic Entrepreneurship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany and Poland“ in partnership with the University of Wrocław (Poland).

IP Industry Base - an analytical database on the actors of global IP service industry

The strategic focus of enterprises increasingly focusses on the development and utilization of the active own Intellectual Property (Intellectual Property, IP for short).

The project is led and performed by the AG Competitive Intelligence.

EPVI - Energetic Process optimization in the manufacturing industry through data transparency

The energy revolution requires a massive increase in energy efficiency, not only in private households, but particularly in the manufacturing sector.

The project is led and performed by the AG Competitive Intelligence.

Polish-German collaborative research in the humanities and social sciences (2005-2011)

Under the project a survey of German-Polish cooperation in research in the humanities and social sciences from 2005 to 2011 is created.

The project was led by the AG Competitive Intelligence.

Creating a financial market for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Europe

The project “Creating a financial market for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Europe“ examined the opportunities and risks in the development of a financial market for intellectual property, particularly patents, on a European level.

The project was carried out with the involvement of the AG Competitive Intelligence.


Congress and guidelines for the export of vocational training and further education

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Handlungsleitfäden für Berufsbildungsexporteure

As a research partner of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the funding initiative Vocational Training Export, Fraunhofer MOEZ organized the third specialist congress on the export of vocational training and further education. The congress took place in Berlin from 1 to 2 October 2014. Besides best-practice examples, nine thematic sets of guidelines on vocational training export were discussed. The guidelines are intended to support companies in developing and marketing their range of vocational training abroad.

AGENT 3D – digital revolution in product manufacturing with 3D printing technology

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Fraunhofer MOEZ is participating in a research project that is intended to develop 3D printing technologies, laser and electron-beam-assisted manufacturing processes, as key technologies for Germany. The processes are among the most innovative manufacturing processes in industry. By this means, complex components and tools can be produced in a way that is efficient in terms of time and resources. A total of 12 research institutions and 28 companies are involved in the AGENT 3D project (Additive-Generative Manufacturing – The 3D Revolution in Product Manufacturing in the Digital Age). The project is being conducted from 2014 to 2020 within the scope of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s funding programme “Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation”.

Fraunhofer MOEZ as cooperation partner of the National Performance Centre “Chemical and Biosystems Engineering”

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Fraunhofer initiiert Aufbau des Wissenschaftsstandorts Leipzig/Halle

Fraunhofer MOEZ is one of eight institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft that are working as cooperation partners of the National Performance Centre “Chemical and Biosystems Engineering” in Leipzig and Halle. Together with six universities and numerous companies, and with the support of the federal states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, they intend to develop central Germany as a centre of research and education. The close networking is to facilitate more cooperative projects in chemical engineering and bioengineering.

Big Data Center at Fraunhofer MOEZ

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The worldwide volume of data doubles every two years. The storage capacity available today will thus be completely exhausted in the year 2020. Solutions are here provided by big data. At Fraunhofer MOEZ a Big Data Center with 150 processors and approximately 350 terabytes of memory capacity is being launched in the second half of the year. The computers that are networked together enable a real-time analysis of price developments and the simulation of market developments.

Fraunhofer study determines investment potential for the region of Leipzig

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Institutsleiter Dr. Thorsten Posselt überreicht Lutz Thielemann die Studie.

A study by Fraunhofer MOEZ has identified and evaluated the most significant target countries for the region of Leipzig. The focus was on industries from diverse regions whose companies were most likely to invest, set up subsidiaries and create jobs in the region of Leipzig. Lutz Thielemann, managing director of Wirtschaftsförderung Region Leipzig GmbH and the one who commissioned the study, explained: “With the information obtained, we can precisely target our marketing efforts for the region of Leipzig to the international investor source markets that are relevant to us.”

Focus on people

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Ärzteteam und Patientin in Krankenzimmer

As a member of the cooperation network “Technology-based Assistance Systems”, the Fraunhofer MOEZ group Strategy and Organization is involved in the development of new and efficient products and services in the health-care industry. The goal: the development of need-based technology and service offerings is intended to facilitate the everyday life of patients, relatives, nursing staff and doctors. The actual core task – the treatment and care of individuals – thus becomes more central again. The Central Innovation Program SME (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand  – ZIM) is funding the project.

Support for successful market entry in India

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Eleonora Zagorska stellt die Angebote des Fraunhofer MOEZ in Indien vor

The team of the department Companies and International Markets at Fraunhofer MOEZ supports SMEs from the cleantech sector in entering the Indian market. As of 2014, the Leipzig research institute and the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) are offering workshops for companies wanting to expand to India. Moreover, European companies can present their eco-friendly pilot technologies in India on a virtual platform. With these new projects, Fraunhofer MOEZ is continuing its long-standing cooperation with EBTC.

Establishing an international network for energy and the environment in the Danube region

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Fraunhofer MOEZ is supporting the establishment of an international network for renewable energy and bioecology in the Danube region. Network managers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Serbia are pooling their expertise with Leipzig’s Power and Environment Cluster. The goal: to conduct joint projects and open up new markets. Responsible for Transnational Renewable Energy Cluster (TREC) – Danube are Leipzig’s Netzwerk Energie und Umwelt e.V., the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) and Fraunhofer MOEZ. TREC Danube was launched with a two-day opening conference in September 2014 at Fraunhofer MOEZ.

A comparison of European technology research

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Deoksugung ist einer unter fünf koreanischen Palästen in Seoul, die während der Joseon-Dynastie gebaut wurden.

A competition analysis by Fraunhofer MOEZ is intended to provide information about the most efficient research partners in one technology field in Europe. A South Korean research institute has commissioned the Leipzig research institution with this task in order to be able to properly assess the expertise of European cooperation partners in advance. The group Competitive Intelligence is conducting the analysis.

Putting business models to the test in the simulation lab

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In Fraunhofer MOEZ’s simulation lab, companies can have their business model developed and optimized. An effective business model tailored to the company’s goals is just as important as the products offered or the technology used. With the data of the company, the industry and similar business models, the group Business Models and Services simulates the company’s future development.

Customer Co-Creation – the Key to Success?: interview and panel discussion with Professor Posselt at the 4th Saxon Innovation Summit

During the 4th Saxon Innovation Summit, the director of the institute, Dr. Thorsten Posselt, expressed his thoughts on the current debate about open innovation before participating in the panel discussion “Customer Co-Creation – the Key to Success?”: “It is my observation that cooperation with customers is crucial to the success of companies. Co-creation, the partnership between companies and customers, forms a good basis for developing and implementing successful innovations. Sometimes it is possible to avoid developments that head in the wrong direction or do not meet customers’ needs.” The complete interview has been published on the Fraunhofer MOEZ website.

Innovations through standards and standardization: guest article by Professor Posselt in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce magazine “wirtschaft” 08/2014

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Institutsleiter Dr. Thorsten Posselt

In a guest article for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce magazine “wirtschaft”, the director of the institute, Dr. Thorsten Posselt, presented the potential of standards and norms. In practice, these are rarely associated with innovations. Companies here overlook the fact that innovations can arise through the implementation and development of norms. The full article on this topic was published in the August edition of Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s magazine “wirtschaft”.

Popular: advanced training for the qualification of bioenergy consultants

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Teilnehmer der Weiterbildung

Among the approximately 5,700 projects and 14,000 products that are being supported by the European Commission in the area of “Lifelong Learning”, the advanced training for the qualification of certified bioenergy consultants is the most popular offer. On the website for Leonardo da Vinci projects, interested parties can “like” their favourites and thus influence the ranking of search results. The project “Q-BICON – Competences for tomorrow’s energies: a qualification scheme for bioenergy consultancy ” currently has the most fans. Leipzig’s Fraunhofer MOEZ is coordinating the EU project, which has developed and implemented the free, part-time, practice-oriented course. In the pilot course, classroom and online phases have taught the participants scientific knowledge and management and communication skills in the topic area of biomass.

Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, in the Jahrbuch Innovation (Innovation Yearbook) 2014 of the F.A.Z.-Institut on Innovation 4.0: Challenges for Innovation Culture

Article by Markus Garn, F.A.Z.-Institut, and Professor Thorsten Posselt, Director of the Fraunhofer Centre for Central and Eastern European Research (MOEZ), in the Jahrbuch Innovation 2014. Innovation Drivers for Business, Science, Politics and Society.

Lecture Series | Leipzig Research Seminar on Energy Management and Sustainability

The acceptance of climate protection measures is highly dependent on how these are integrated in other societal priorities. Because energy policies as primary measures to address climate change equally have co-benefits and risks to other societal issues, managing climate protection measures requires close coordination with relevant stakeholders. The lecture series aims to identify relevant "societal questions" that look on climate protection from different perspectives. The guest lecturers are leading scientists who will provide important aspects from their own (scientific) lens.

Thursday, 23rd April 2015, 11.15 – 12.45

Advanced local energy planning within Megacities


Dr. Jan Tomaschek
Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart

Fraunhofer MOEZ, Conference Room I
Neumarkt 9 (House B, Fourth Floor)
04109 Leipzig

Lecture Series | Leipzig Research Seminar on Energy Management and Sustainability

The acceptance of climate protection measures is highly dependent on how these are integrated in other societal priorities. Because energy policies as primary measures to address climate change equally have co-benefits and risks to other societal issues, managing climate protection measures requires close coordination with relevant stakeholders. The lecture series aims to identify relevant "societal questions" that look on climate protection from different perspectives. The guest lecturers are leading scientists who will provide important aspects from their own (scientific) lens.

Thursday, 9th April 2015, 11.15 – 12.45

Introduction Round
Climate Protection: Questions and Perspectives


Prof. Dr. Posselt
Head of the Fraunhofer MOEZ
Professor of Innovation Management and Innovation Economics, University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Michael Opielka
Scientific Director and Chief Executive, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment
Guest Professor for Social Sustainability, University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner
Head of the Department on Sustainability Management and Infrastructure Economy, Fraunhofer MOEZ
Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management, Leipzig University

Fraunhofer MOEZ, Conference Room I
Neumarkt 9 (House B, Fourth Floor)
04109 Leipzig

Workshop on "Rapid Business Transformation" at Fraunhofer MOEZ

Announcing an event on 5 December 2013

The Fraunhofer MOEZ group Strategy and Organization is conducting a workshop on the topic of “Rapid Business Transformation” in Leipzig on 5 December 2013. Points on the agenda include topic-based input and case studies, as well as exchanging experience and knowledge. Using the management concept developed at Fraunhofer MOEZ, the researchers support companies in, for example, development and transformation processes.

Joint competition on transnational cooperation

At the initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Fraunhofer MOEZ and the Institut Chemnitzer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz – ICM e.V.) are hosting a competition. They are looking for the most successful examples of transnational cooperation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of research, development and qualifications – eastern Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic with partners from the new federal states of Germany. Contributions can still be submitted until 20.01.2014.

Fraunhofer MOEZ at the future forum “Innovation und Globalisierung”

On 24 October 2013, Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt, Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, spoke at the future forum “Innovation und Globalisierung” (Innovation and Globalisation) in Hanau on the topic of “Location competition and international innovation transfer – Globalization from a corporate strategy viewpoint”. He additionally participated in a panel discussion on “Success in the globalized world”. The forum was organized by the F.A.Z. Institut Innovationsprojekte and Heraeus Holding.

Fraunhofer MOEZ organizes conference on “Vocational training export by German providers”

Within the context of the meta-project “Driving and inhibiting factors of vocational training export” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Fraunhofer MOEZ was hosting the annual conference of vocational training exporters in Berlin on 17 October 2013. Alongside representatives from the spheres of the economy, politics and research, numerous providers of vocational training export services were gathering at the symposium.

Fifth German-Korean conference on “Research and Industry” with the participation of Fraunhofer MOEZ

As part of their business trip to Korea, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, and Daniel Bloemers, Head of Strategic Development & Special Assistant to the Director, spoke at the fifth joint German-Korean conference on “Research and Industry” in Seoul, Korea, on 8 October 2013. Fraunhofer MOEZ was also a co-host of the convention. The aim was firstly to bring together representatives from the research, economic and political spheres of the two countries in order to take stock of the status of the long-standing cooperation in research and innovation. Secondly, approaches for new areas of bilateral cooperation were discussed and the issue of strengthening Germany and Korea’s position in the global knowledge economy was debated.

Successful project launch at Fraunhofer MOEZ – Academic Entrepreneurship in Germany and Poland

On 1 July, the project “Academic Entrepreneurship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany and Poland”, which is being supervised by Fraunhofer MOEZ in cooperation with the University of Wroclaw, was launched. The aim of the project includes investigating drivers and barriers as well as trends and best practice examples in organizing and promoting academic entrepreneurship in both countries by means of an analysis of the start-up and support culture.

Publication of the survey results within the scope of the EPVI project

The working group Competitive Intelligence at Fraunhofer MOEZ conducted a survey on the subject of energy management software in the manufacturing industry in cooperation with ccc software gmbh within the context of the EPVI project (Energy Process Optimization in the Manufacturing Industry). The researchers have now summarized their findings in a short results paper.

Fraunhofer MOEZ at the Innovation – Entrepreneur Summit 2013 of the F.A.Z.-Institut

The Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt, was participating in the panel discussion on the topic of “Participatory Innovation” at the 7th Innovation – Entrepreneur Summit of the F.A.Z.-Institut in Frankfurt am Main on 28 June. Together with Markus Garn, member of the executive board of the F.A.Z.-Institut, Thorsten Posselt has additionally given an introductory speech on “Innovation 4.0” right at the beginning of the event. At the annual Innovation ­– Entrepreneur Summit experts discuss the latest trends related to the topic of innovation.

AccelerApp_Poland: Fraunhofer MOEZ is developing a tool to support the international transfer of technology

Fraunhofer-MOEZ is currently in the process of developing, under the cooperation agreement with the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and its program GO_GLOBAL.PL, a tool for Polish companies to support commercialization of their technologies on international markets. Wojciech Roskiewicz, Research Fellow at Fraunhofer MOEZ and Project Manager, will present the project “AccelerApp_Poland” during the NCBR`s workshop in Warsaw on May 21, 2013. The NCBR`s program GO_GLOBAL.PL is dedicated to supporting Polish technology companies in their entrance into global markets.

BMBF project “Vocational training export by German providers” in its main phase with new website

The project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the key funding area “Vocational training export by German providers” has entered its main phase. The existing project website has simultaneously been relaunched and now has a new appearance and new functions. For example, the sponsored members of a network can publish their project activities as articles grouped together on the new website. Information is regularly provided about current events. Reports on events and project meetings that have already taken place can be viewed.

Lecture on “Current challenges in the German health system” at Fraunhofer MOEZ

On 1 July 2013, Prof. Dr. med. Franz Porzsolt, head of the working group for health services research at the University Hospital Ulm, has given a lecture on the topic of “Current challenges in the German health system” at Fraunhofer MOEZ. Professor Porzsolt is considered to be the intellectual father of clinical economics; he is the founder of the Clinical Economics working group, member of the Cochrane Collaboration and member of the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine in Oxford, England.

Fraunhofer MOEZ scientist as keynote speaker at the 5th Mitteldeutsche Personaltagung

PD Dr. Anne-Katrin Neyer, head of the group Strategy and Organization at Fraunhofer MOEZ and acting professor at the Chair of Human Resources Management and Business Governance at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, was giving a talk at the 5th Mitteldeutsche Personaltagung (Central German HR Conference) in Halle (Saale) on 7 May 2013. Under the agenda item “Managing staff”, Dr Neyer has opened the conference with her presentation on the topic of “HR management in a process of change: a stakeholder perspective”. Additional items on the conference agenda were the topics “Finding staff”, “Retaining staff” and “Developing staff”.

Lecture „Reflections on the Financial Crisis: Back to Fundamentals“ at Fraunhofer MOEZ

Fernando Montes-Negret, Financial  advisor at IMF, has given a talk on „Reflections on the Financial Crisis: Back to Fundamentals“ on May 27th, 2013.

New paper on handling personal data published by Fraunhofer MOEZ

Initiative to a German Data-Trust (DEDATE) as a Last Resort to Personal Digital data Economy is a discussion paper developed by Fraunhofer MOEZ, on the approaches and structures for the targeted exploitation of personal digital data. The paper refers to  data owners, business and government.

Fraunhofer MOEZ opens Henri Matisse exhibition

With a vernissage on 9 April 2013 , Fraunhofer MOEZ was launching the exhibition “Henri Matisse’s graphic art – Insight into his work”. The exhibition can be seen until June 21th 2013 in the rooms of the institute. Viewing is possible during our business hours by appointment.

Panel discussion at the Fraunhofer MOEZ on the challenges of Polish energy policy

From left to right: Małgorzata Szymańska, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner, Dr. Karolina Jankowska, Dr. Stanislaw Cios and Thomas Prauße

The Leipzig branch of the Berlin Polish Institute (Polnisches Institut Berlin), the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland for Saxony and the Fraunhofer MOEZ were together hosting the panel discussion “Challenges of Polish Energy Policy” on the Fraunhofer MOEZ’s premises on 19 March 2013. Main subject was the priorities that Poland is setting in the field of energy policy, along with questions of the security of energy supplies, economic viability and, not least, environmental compatibility.

The first panel discussion on 19 March 2013 discussed: Dr. Stanislaw Cios, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Małgorzata Szymańska, Director, Division of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner, Fraunhofer MOEZ and owner of Vattenfall Europe-Chair of energy Management and Sustainability at the University of Leipzig and Thomas Prauße, Managing Director of Stadtwerke Leipzig. The moderation was maintained by Dr. Karolina Jankowska, visiting scholar at Fraunhofer MOEZ.

Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ as guest on the programme “Wortwechsel” of the radio station Deutschlandradio Kultur

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Professor Thorsten Posselt, Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, has participated as one of four guests in the discussion session on the topic “Growth above everything else? The future of the economy after the crisis” at Leipzig Book Fair on 15 March 2013. The programme is part of Deutschlandradio Kultur’s regular series “Wortwechsel”. It was recorded in the glass studio at the Book Fair (14 – 17 March 2013) and broadcasted on the same day.