Annual reports

Preview of the Annual Report 2020 / 2021 / 2022

The Annual Report 2020 / 2021 / 2022 is currently in progress and will be published in spring 2023. On this page you get a first insight into the content plan of the report - and you can pre-order your copy.

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Presentation of the project "DataLab WestSax" in the Annual Report 2020/21/22
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Presentation of the project "EndaSpace PLATON" in the Annual Report 2020/21/22
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Presentation of the project "H2 D" in the Annual Report 2020/21/22

"Fraunhofer IMW is your research partner for complex, strategic transformation processes."

In the Annual Report 2020 / 2021 / 2022, the following key aspects and competencies of Fraunhofer IMW provide an insight into the current research projects and findings of Fraunhofer scientists conducting socio- and techno-economic research:

  • Resilient value creation
  • Circular economy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Health
  • Regional Development
  • Hydrogen Economy

In terms of design, the annual report continues the trend of previous years. It is published in the Fraunhofer corporate design and uses reflection, transparencies, light and shadow on the cover and chapter dividers to illustrate that for a successful transformation process, different perspectives must be interrelated and different disciplines must contribute their competencies. This is in line with the DNA of Fraunhofer IMW as a socio- and techno-economic institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Content plan "Applied Research"

Annual report 2020 / 2021 / 2022

Chapter: Resilient value creation (working title)

Anthology: Resilience for the Future of Value Networks — Perspectives, Tools and Examples from Applied Research.

Project: RESILIENT — Resilience as a success factor in crises

Project: KResCo — Crisis Management and Resilience Corona

Project: Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum eStandards: Leipzig open workshop brings regional SMEs closer to digitization

Subchapter: Circular Economy (Working Title)

Study: Circular Economy in Family owned businesses

Study: Scrap bonus in practice  instruments for fair competition in the global steel production value chains


Chapter: Digital Change (working title)

Project: EXPRESS — Experimental field for data-driven networking and digitalization in agriculture

Project: Data Mining and Value Creation

Project: DataLab WestSax

Outlook: Value Creation Radar

Project: Center for Digital Work

Project: Open Venture Factory

Outlook: Matching algorithms promote knowledge transfer between research and practice

Subchapter: Digital Health (working title)

Project: ViCon — Virtual consent assistant for informed and data sovereign patient consent


Chapter: Regional Development (working title)

Project: Innovation studies Rhenish mining area

Study: Green Gases in the Innovation Region of Central Germany

Project: REGINA — Regional value chains for organic agricultural products

Project: Clusterfeedback — Anhalt/Bitterfeld, your region for the future

Outlook: Crowd Innovation Plattform of Fraunhofer IMW

Study: Latin America's research and innovation potential for German research and innovation cooperation

Project: CHARMS — Sustainable solutions for historic building structures in Thailand

Outlook: Data-based analysis tool for the international knowledge transfer

Subchapter: Hydrogen economy (working title)

Studies: Hydrogen location Leipzig

Project: H2 D — A hydrogen economy for Germany

Project: EndaSpace PLATON — Platform economy in the application context of hydrogen

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Annual Report 2018/19


Annual Report 2018/19

The annual report “Digital worlds of knowledge” presents selected research projects, key figures and developments of the institute in 2018/19.

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