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.

The Business Unit Innovations in the Health System assesses innovations in this field in terms of their contribution towards societal goals. The contradictory interests of all involved players groups in this process are included.

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.