Joint Innovation Hub

“How do innovations come into the world?”

We make the world a better place to live in by applying a scientific, systemic approach to anticipate innovative developments in good time, analyze them, and work with you to design and implement them in a sustainable way.

What we offer


For businesses

We support you in developing a robust and sustainable strategy that considers internal and external factors of influence, in identifying and developing new fields of innovation and transforming your organization.


For public institutions

We combine innovative and exploratory methods. We use them to create the basis for you to anticipate and understand the impacts of emerging technologies and social trends so that you can take appropriate measures to structure your field of activity.


For society

We provide new thematic and conceptual impulses for societal discourse, bring different stakeholders together in networks and create the scope needed for cooperation on innovative topics.


Our locations

The Joint Innovation Hub is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research ISI in Karlsruhe. From 2023, we are also represented in Heilbronn.


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News from the Joint Innovation Hub

  • Experimental session / 2023

    Alternative economic systems

    March 27, 2023

    On March 27, 2023, we discussed the topic of "Alternative Economic Systems" together with colleagues from Fraunhofer ISI and two guests from the scientific community. The current global situation involving multiple crises and the resulting major changes to the economic, ecological, geopolitical and social levels give rise to the question as to whether the German economic system in its existing form is viable for the future.

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  • Which current and future developments can have a radical impact on your business model and how can you make your business model crisis-proof? We explored these questions in the Joint Innovation Hub on July 14, 2022, in a workshop together with a total of eight research institutions and companies from the mechanical engineering and plant construction sectors, the food industry, the banking sector, and the energy sector.

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  • Experimental session / 2021

    Envisaging Mobility in 2030

    May 17, 2021

    On May 17, 2021, an experimental session was held on the topic of mobility. We discussed what mobility might look like in 2030 with our colleagues at the institute and guests from science and industry.

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