History

Competent for Research & Development

The FIM in Bavaria

The Research Center Finance & Information Management is an internationally recognized research center institution with several locations in Bavaria. Together with the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT, we combine research, practice, and teaching in a unique way at the interface of finance management, information management, and business & information systems engineering. Currently our team consists of about 80 doctoral candidates and more than 140 research assistants.

2018
2018

Ministerial Council decision of the Bavarian State Government

Ministerial Council decision of the Bavarian State Government regarding the further expansion of the project group within the framework of the Free State of Bavaria's AI initiative.

January 2018
January 2018

Federal/State Funding

Continuation of the Fraunhofer Project Group for Information Systems as a permanent part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and inclusion in federal/state funding as of January 1, 2018.

2017
2017

Evaluation of the Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

Successful evaluation of the Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering by the Fraunhofer-Society.

2015-2017
2015-2017

Doubling of annual third-party funding

Doubling of annual third-party funding in each case. Therefore, in the first quarter of 2017, for example, the Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering was able to generate more third-party funding than in the whole year of 2014.

October 2016
October 2016

Expansion of the project group at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Erweiterung der Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik durch die sehr enge Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Dr. Björn Häckel und der Hochschule Augsburg.

From January 2015
From January 2015

“Value-based management of IT projects”

Start of the research project "Value-based management of IT projects", presented by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl and Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen with regard to the German Research Foundation (DFG).

March - October 2014
March - October 2014

Expansion of the Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

Expansion of the Fraunhofer Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering due to the appointment of Prof. Dr. Henner Gimpel at the Augsburg site & Prof. Dr. Maximilian Röglinger at the Bayreuth site.

January 2009 - December 2013
January 2009 - December 2013

Journal Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)

During this period, Prof. Dr. Buhl, as managing editor of the journal WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK, implemented the triple strategy in order to internationalize the journal with the help of well-known sponsors. With the new formation of the English-language journal Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), the course was set for the successful further development of the oldest German-language business informatics journal. For a detailed report, see „In eigener Sache“ Heft 55(6).

January to December 2013
January to December 2013

Doubling of third-party funding income

Nearly doubling of third-party revenues from applied research projects of Fraunhofer FIT's Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering.

July 2013
July 2013

Bayreuth site & appointment of two new professors

Enlargement of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of Fraunhofer FIT to the Bayreuth site through the appointment of two new professors (Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen and Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach) as well as the very close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann.

January to December 2012
January to December 2012

Procurement of new third-party funding

Procurement of more than 2.2 million euros in private third-party funding at the University of Augsburg and more than 800,000 euros in third-party funding from the Fraunhofer FIT Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering.

October 2011
October 2011

Relocation to the new second building

Relocation to the new second building ("WI-Labs") to accommodate Fraunhofer FIT's Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering at the Augsburg site, supported by a grant of approximately EUR 4 million from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

October 2011
October 2011

Official formation of Germany's first Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

Official formation of Germany's first Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of Fraunhofer FIT (under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl) as part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.

2010
2010

Program "Aufbruch Bayern”

Seed capital (5 million euros) from the "Aufbruch Bayern" program to establish and set up Germany's first Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering at Fraunhofer FIT.

July 2010
July 2010

Relocation to the new building for the Research Center Finance & Information Management

Relocation to the new building for the Research Center Finance & Information Management, financed by third-party funds in the amount of EUR 3 million and a grant from the Bavarian state government in the amount of approximately EUR 3 million.

October 2009
October 2009

Groundbreaking for the new second building

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new second building ("WI-Labs") for the Research Center Finance & Information Management.

March 2008
March 2008

Groundbreaking for the first new building

Groundbreaking ceremony for the first new building for the Research Center Finance & Information Management.

August 2007
August 2007

Five-year anniversary of the Research Center Finance & Information Management

Five-year celebration of the Research Center Finance & Information Management.

2004
2004

Elite Network of Bavaria Study Program "Finance & Information Management

Start of the first year of the Elite Network of Bavaria program "Finance & Information Management" at the University of Augsburg and the Technical University of Munich; so far publicly and privately funded with more than EUR 8 million respectively EUR 3 million.

June 2002
June 2002

Foundation and opening of the Research Center Finance & Information Management

Foundation and opening of the Research Center Finance & Information Management with EUR 2.7 million seed capital.