The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a leading institution for applied research in Europe. The organization enjoys an excellent reputation in politics, business and among the public as a driver of technological and entrepreneurial innovation. With its clear focus on applied research and future-oriented key technologies, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a prominent role in the German and European innovation process.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Metzler have enjoyed a stable partnership since 2014. Together we have launched a series of events entitled "Innovation and Tradition – Metzler meets Fraunhofer" in which we offer select Metzler business partners and clients exclusive insight into socially and economically significant technological processes in the form of a business lunch. This provides a platform for dialogue between researchers and practitioners and can spark new ideas for developing adequate business strategies for the future. In order to enable an intensive exchange of ideas at a high level, the group of participants is deliberately limited to approximately 20 clients, depending on the topic.
Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt
The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its professors, staff and students are dedicated to key future fields such as energy, e-mobility, life science, data management, communication and information.
The cooperation with TU Darmstadt provides Metzler with access to the South Hessian start-up scene via the university's own innovation and start-up center "HIGHEST". Together we have also created a new series of events to promote exchange between researchers and practitioners. Which future topics move the markets and bring fundamental change to the industries? What is technically feasible, what is science fiction? At these events, leading scientists at TU Darmstadt provide our institutional clients with first-hand information on current developments and the state-of-the-art research, and two selected start-ups from HIGHEST start-up center present their business models.
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
The HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is one of Germany’s leading management institutions offering a global business education based on outstanding academic standards. It is a top business school for sustainable corporate leadership focused on entrepreneurship, innovation management and start-up promotion as well as on establishing an interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurial and Innovative Management (CEIM).
University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), with more than 43,000 students, is one of Germany’s ten largest. Its broad spectrum of subjects includes the humanities, social and educational sciences, economics, engineering, natural sciences and medicine. Research focuses on nanosciences, biomedical sciences, urban systems and change in contemporary societies.
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s best universities, characterized by top achievements in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and advancement of young talent. TUM was one of the first three universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and regularly receives outstanding scores in international and national rankings. TUM is particularly strong in the fields of engineering and natural sciences, life sciences, medicine and economics. As part of our cooperation with TUM, we organize client events on important topics for the future with professors from the university.