Business Units

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Life sciences increasingly permeate the fields of medicine and health, agriculture and food production, industrial manufacturing, analysis, environmental and energy technologies. The Business Unit Bioeconomy and Life Sciences identifies current developments, explores their effects, determines the position of Germany and Europe in international competition and analyzes the influence of policies. Coordinator of Business Unit is Dr. Sven Wydra.

The health system is facing great challenges. Innovations are of particular significance in this research- and development-intensive service sector. The Business Unit Innovations in the Health System assesses innovations in this field in terms of their contribution towards societal goals. We include the contradictory interests of all involved players groups in this process. Coordinator of Business Unit is Dr. Tanja Bratan.

Information and communication technology is increasingly shaping private and professional everyday life and is crucial for innovations and competitive advantages in almost all areas of the economy. The Business Unit Information and Communication Technologies analyzes IT-based innovations as well as new media and puts forward proposals for necessary changes in economic, political and legal framework conditions. Coordinator of Business Unit is Dr. Michael Friedewald.

Key enabling technologies such as nanotechnology, advanced materials, nano- and microelectronics, photonics or advanced manufacturing are considered to have strong impact on the current and future competitiveness of important industrial sectors. The Business Unit Industrial Technologies analyses the emergence and development of these technologies, related process issues, market entry and market diffusion in different application areas. The range of service includes analyses of technological potentials, economic analyses and the investigation of societal and political framework conditions. Coordinator of Business Unit is Dr. Axel Thielmann.