Our mission:#

The researchers at Fraunhofer IMW develop powerful and effective strategies, processes, and tools in order to: Facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between organizations, convert knowledge into innovative products and services, develop the right environment for innovation and knowledge transfer. The institute can look back on thirteen years of applied socio-economic research and experience in Leipzig. For the long-term success of customers and partners from business, industry, research and society, the Fraunhofer economists develop scientifically sound solutions for the challenges of globalization.

Research Units

Data Mining and Value Creation#

Head of Project: Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer

Data Mining and Value Creation

Center for Economics of Material#

Head: Dr. Frank Pothen

Center for Economis of Materials

Research Units of the Corporate Development in International Competition Division#

Acting Head of Unit: Dr. Marija Radić

Business Models: Engineering and Innovation Unit

Head of Unit: Dr. Marija Radić

Price and Service Management Unit

Head of Unit: Anzhela Preissler

Professional Development and Competence Management Unit

Research Units of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Division#

Head of Unit: Annamaria Riemer

Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes Unit

Head of Unit: Dr. Robin Bürger

Innovation Financing Unit

Head of Unit: Urban Kaiser

Innovation Acceptance Unit

Research Units of the Regional Transformation and Innovation Policy Division#

Head of Unit: Dr. Friedrich Dornbusch

Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit

Head of Unit: Dr. Karl Trela

Data Science for Innovation Unit

Economics of Technology and Management Division#

Head of Division: Dr. Daniela Pufky-Heinrich

Economics of Technology and Management Division

Head: Dr. Frank Pothen

Center for Economics of Materials CEM

Selected research projects of Fraunhofer IMW in the annual report 2018/19