Innovation through cooperation – study results published

Dec 22, 2021 Nicht kategorisiert

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organization IAO, we were involved in the study “Innovation through cooperation – cloud computing as a trailblazer for joint services and improved value chains”.


In cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO we were involved in the study

„Innovation through cooperation – cloud computing as a trailblazer for joint services and improved value chains “

We deal intensively with the question of how SMEs manage to be sustainably innovative and thus successful in the age of digitization. From our point of view, a very promising path is to enter into cooperation with other companies in order to complement strengths, learn from one another and jointly develop market potential. In the Cloud Mall BW study “Innovation through Cooperation”, we were particularly involved in research in order to find and validate the success factors for cooperation.

A key finding:





Without a strong and assertive driver of the cooperation activities, such projects are difficult to implement.

Study result and key finding

It was particularly exciting to share the findings and potential solutions with Frau Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister for Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau des Landes Baden-Württemberg.

Online session with Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut


More information:

CMBW_Studie_InnovationKooperation.pdf (cloud-mall-bw.de)

We thank all participants for the great collaboration especially Fraunhofer Institut, the Team of Virtual Fort Knox AG as well as Land Baden-Württemberg and we are looking forward further exciting topics.