Fraunhofer MOEZ

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Fraunhofer MOEZ focuses on questions regarding the internationalization of research, development and innovation. Research findings are made available to the economy and politics in a way that is application-oriented. The institute highlights the potential for innovation-based growth and transnational knowledge transfer, providing support to clients and customers. As an institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading European organization for applied research, Fraunhofer MOEZ is in a position to act within a broad context in a way that is interdisciplinary and cross-thematic.

Workshop on "Rapid Business Transformation" at Fraunhofer MOEZ

Announcing an event on 5 December 2013

The Fraunhofer MOEZ group Strategy and Organization is conducting a workshop on the topic of “Rapid Business Transformation” in Leipzig on 5 December 2013. Points on the agenda include topic-based input and case studies, as well as exchanging experience and knowledge. Using the management concept developed at Fraunhofer MOEZ, the researchers support companies in, for example, development and transformation processes.

Joint competition on transnational cooperation

At the initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Fraunhofer MOEZ and the Institut Chemnitzer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz – ICM e.V.) are hosting a competition. They are looking for the most successful examples of transnational cooperation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of research, development and qualifications – eastern Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic with partners from the new federal states of Germany. Contributions can still be submitted until 20.01.2014.

Fraunhofer MOEZ at the future forum “Innovation und Globalisierung”

On 24 October 2013, Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt, Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, spoke at the future forum “Innovation und Globalisierung” (Innovation and Globalisation) in Hanau on the topic of “Location competition and international innovation transfer – Globalization from a corporate strategy viewpoint”. He additionally participated in a panel discussion on “Success in the globalized world”. The forum was organized by the F.A.Z. Institut Innovationsprojekte and Heraeus Holding.

Fraunhofer MOEZ organizes conference on “Vocational training export by German providers”

Within the context of the meta-project “Driving and inhibiting factors of vocational training export” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Fraunhofer MOEZ was hosting the annual conference of vocational training exporters in Berlin on 17 October 2013. Alongside representatives from the spheres of the economy, politics and research, numerous providers of vocational training export services were gathering at the symposium.

Fifth German-Korean conference on “Research and Industry” with the participation of Fraunhofer MOEZ

As part of their business trip to Korea, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, Director of Fraunhofer MOEZ, and Daniel Bloemers, Head of Strategic Development & Special Assistant to the Director, spoke at the fifth joint German-Korean conference on “Research and Industry” in Seoul, Korea, on 8 October 2013. Fraunhofer MOEZ was also a co-host of the convention. The aim was firstly to bring together representatives from the research, economic and political spheres of the two countries in order to take stock of the status of the long-standing cooperation in research and innovation. Secondly, approaches for new areas of bilateral cooperation were discussed and the issue of strengthening Germany and Korea’s position in the global knowledge economy was debated.

Successful project launch at Fraunhofer MOEZ – Academic Entrepreneurship in Germany and Poland

On 1 July, the project “Academic Entrepreneurship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany and Poland”, which is being supervised by Fraunhofer MOEZ in cooperation with the University of Wroclaw, was launched. The aim of the project includes investigating drivers and barriers as well as trends and best practice examples in organizing and promoting academic entrepreneurship in both countries by means of an analysis of the start-up and support culture.