Technology and Innovation Management

Strengthen Innovation Capabilities - Develop Technology Strategies - Enhance R&D Performance

Staying Ahead Through Technology and Innovation

Innovation is the motor that drives our economy. Companies strengthen their competitive position on the global markets by developing new technologies, products, services and processes. But new innovations don’t simply fall from the sky. Rather, they are the result of creativity, of professionalism and not least of hard work.
How can innovative power be strengthened in the long term, and how can the pace of innovation be increased? Here at Fraunhofer IAO we have found the answers and solutions you are looking for.

Benefits for you

  • The methodical know-how and extensive level of experience we can offer enables you to increase your excellence in technology and innovation management.  
  • We work with you to identify major areas of potential for optimization and to derive concrete measures for improvement.
  • You benefit from our holistic approach and our proven, efficient working method.
  • We see our role as helping you to help yourself – and a substantial element of our approach is transmitting our experience and the latest results of our research to our clients.
  • We know which measures are required to make implementation a success, and we can help you do it rapidly and with ease.

Our range of services


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Browse the new technology shelf

What trends and disruptive innovations will photonic technologies enable in the coming years? With its “PHOTONIC TOWER” technology shelf, Fraunhofer IAO invites makers, companies, researchers and students to find answers to this question.

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Trend radar support SMEs in Malaysia

What are the technology and market trends that will transform the Malaysian economy in the coming years? Together with its research partner SIRIM and the software provider ITONICS, Fraunhofer IAO has developed an IT-based trend radar for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Transformation towards the smart factory

How can we create better conditions for innovation when it comes to the smart factory? The University of Stuttgart’s IAT, a close cooperation partner of Fraunhofer IAO, is researching this very question. The Smart Factory Hub project gets under way with a survey of medium-sized enterprises.

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Frugal Innovations: when less is more

Many innovative companies still focus primarily on the premium sector. Yet attractive market opportunities for entry-level solutions abound in emerging and industrialized economies alike. With practical methodology training and a quick online check, Fraunhofer IAO is helping companies build up frugal skills and expertise.

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IP award for patent champions

At the award ceremony, Fraunhofer IAO will present a new digitalization index based on patent data