• Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. e. h. Wilhelm Bauer

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. e. h.
    Wilhelm Bauer

    Head of Business Unit
    Corporate Development and Work Design


    Fraunhofer IAO
    Nobelstraße 12
    70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Phone +49 711 970-2090
Ideas for success © Fraunhofer IAO

Fit for innovation – Structures, processes and working environments ensure success and a sustainable future

The success of a company largely depends on the ability of those involved to innovate. Successful innovation work requires flexible structures, seamless processes, conducive working environments and a motivating corporate culture.

In projects that focus on corporate and business-model development we design a company’s business processes, management and control systems and business models from a holistic perspective. We help service and manufacturing companies as well as government agencies optimize their structures and processes, enabling them to become productive on a sustainable basis.

We also design work systems for the respective organization, helping to plan and implement working environments that promote performance in line with humane principles.

All our consulting and implementation projects aim to make companies more responsive, more innovative and productive by putting in place the ideal conditions for good performance and sustainable employment for their staff.

Corporate Development and Work Design focuses on the following areas:

  • Corporate and business models
  • Business performance management
  • Collaboration productivity
  • Workspace innovation
  • Information work
  • Value-stream engineering
  • Versatile production
  • Flexible assembly systems


The Corporate Development and Work Design business unit is organized in the following teams:

Business Performance Management
The Business Performance Management Competence Center helps companies roll out state-of-the-art management concepts and control tools, as well as optimizing centralized business processes.

Workspace Innovation
The team of experts from the ‘Workspace Innovation’ Competence Center examines and develops new work environments that promote productivity.

Information Work Innovation
The »Information Work Innovation« Competence Team develops tailor-made concepts and application solutions dedicated to the work infrastructure of knowledge workers.

Production Management and Production Excellence
Business processes form the foundation of economically viable and reliable performance on the part of manufacturing companies.

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