Research unit projects

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Professional Development and Competence Management

For internationally operating medium-sized enterprises and corporate groups, the human factor is increasingly becoming the factor to distinguish them from their competitors. It is also a driver for innovation and competitiveness. Besides machines and equipment, intellectual property rights and data, in the future the competencies of companies, whether at the staff level or the level of company organization, will become the most significant resource.  We support companies for which strategic and professional training and skills management can contribute towards creating solutions for sustainable corporate success. Change processes such as internationalization, digitalization and demographic change call for constant adaptations. For companies, this is the path to becoming a learning organization. We support the companies along this path in developing and implementing skills (management) models with the latest findings from applied research.

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Current projects

DiBBLoK: Diffusing Digital Technologies in Vocational Education and Training through Learning Location Cooperation

SING – Inclusive School Development Process


Extended skills management for ensuring and managing the design of preventive working practices in small and medium-sized enterprises

SustainSME - Diagnosing Health Competence through "Online Quick Checks" in the Construction Industry



New BMBF-funded collaborative project on the topic of "Digitization and Learning Location Cooperation" launched in March

moVET.europe - Evaluating a pilot project to promote European mobility culture

Fraunhofer scientist assumes substitute professorship at Halle-Wittenberg University

Selected projects in the annual reports of the Fraunhofer IMW

In its annual reports, the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center presents the wide scope of its socio-economic services spectrum. The expert teams' contributions provide a compact overview of the institute's projects and product, subject and research focuses.