Range of Services




Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy specializes in internationalization processes, particularly in the fields of the knowledge society, value creation and sustainable development. The basic conditions for research, development and innovation are analyzed in an international context in order  to improve, and thereby promote, the transfer of knowledge and technologies as well as the development of globalized value creation.

National and cross-border transfer strategies are also investigated in terms of their efficiency. On the basis of the latest findings, innovative transfer systems are developed with the goal of enhancing international access to knowledge. Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy assists with the transfer of knowledge from science to the economy.

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with a specific focus on innovative production and service industries, are supported in their innovation management and internationalization efforts. Among other things, this is intended to put companies in a position to expand their value creation chains globally and market their products internationally.

In addition, SMEs as well as entire sectors are assisted in developing and implementing scientifically substantiated sustainability strategies.

Examples of activities:

  • International country, industry and technology comparisons
  • Country- and region-specific status analyses
  • Analysis of the development of specific markets
  • Location and impact analyses
  • Market research and benchmarking
  • Projects, studies, strategies on innovation transfer and management, clusters and networks and company development and internationalization
  • Project management
  • Feasibility and foresight studies
  • Developing and implementing strategies in the field of research and development (R&D)
  • Monitoring research institutions, nationally and internationally




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Range of services of the institute.

Research units at the Fraunhofer IMW.


Selected research projects of the Fraunhofer IMW in the annual report 2016/17.


Big Data Center at the Fraunhofer Center Leipzig


EU Plus: Management, Financing and Communication of EU funded projects

Data Mining and Value Creation

This Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW and Leipzig University joint project addresses the issue of how companies can further benefit from digitalization.