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  • Innovation Acceptance Unit / 2020

    Knowledge Transfer at the Interface of Cultural and Natural Heritage - SXNCH Online Symposium

    News | Leipzig / December 07, 2020

    Knowledge transfer at the interface of cultural and cultural heritage sites often face special challenges. One such case is Petra in Jordan, which, with its stone-carved facades, is located directly at this interface. On December 7th and 8th, 2020, the online symposium SXNCH (Sites at the Intersection of Natural and Cultural Heritage) took place for the exchange of knowledge and networking on issues relating to the preservation, management and perspectives of such cultural heritage sites.

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  • Professional Development and Competence Management Unit / 2020

    Digital Conference Series: A Lecture at the End of the Joint Project: “SING – Making Schools Inclusive”

    News | Leipzig / December 03, 2020

    The joint project “SING - Making Schools Inclusive: development of specialist didactic concepts and organizational structures of an inclusive school" is coming to its end as a project. The results and experiences of this insightful project were presented at the interdisciplinary final event.

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  • Fraunhofer IMW / 2020

    "Research against the Corona Virus!" - ScienceMatch of Saxon research teams.

    Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism (SMWK) / November 06, 2020

    In the ScienceMatch "Research Against the Virus!" scientists presented Corona research projects funded by the Free State of Saxony. Dr. Marija Radic, Head of the Head of the Corporate Development in International Competition Division and Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer, Head of the Project Data Mining and Value Creation (both Fraunhofer IMW) presented the research project "RESILIENT - Resilience through Innovation in Saxon Manufacturing," for which both are responsible, to the online audience of the SMWK event on November 6, 2020.

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  • Fraunhofer IMW / 2020

    Hackathon of the 19th Innovation Forum

    News | Leipzig / October 28, 2020

    This year's 19th Innovation Forum has integrated an entirely new program item into its agenda. On October 28, a hackathon will be part of the event for the first time. The organizers want to build on the success of regional, national and international formats, such as the European "EUvsVirus" hackathon. Under the title "Students co-creating the work of tomorrow" and the hashtag #StudentsInnovateNewWork, the digital get-together aims to find useful and creative solutions towards minimizing the impact of the Corona pandemic on the future of the working world.

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  • Fraunhofer IMW / 2020

    Congress Series - 19th Innovation Forum

    News | Leipzig / October 28, 2020

    The Platform for Innovation in Germany (PFID) successfully hosted the congress series "Innovation Forum” as a digital event this year. In his keynote speech, Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt, Institute Director of Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig, posed the question: why promote innovation ecosystems?

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  • Dr. Marija Radic, division and unit head at Fraunhofer IMW, and Dr. Agnes Vosen, research fellow in the Price and Service Management unit, have conducted research on the commercial use of assistance robots over the past three years. They recently presented their results at the closing and networking event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's (BMBF) funding initiative "Robots for Assistance Functions".

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  • Fraunhofer IMW / 2020

    The Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana, Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, visits the institute

    News | Leipzig / September 25, 2020

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    How can a country successfully transform itself from a mining-driven economy to a knowledge economy successfully? This question, among others were discussed by the Institute Director Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt and Ambassador Masire-Mwamba of the Republic of Botswana during their visit to Fraunhofer IMW on September 25, 2020.

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