Cooperation Opportunities for Companies

Research meets Application

We have been supporting companies in various industries for many years by developing solutions for individual challenges in the areas of Business & Information Systems Engineering, Financial Management and Information Management by means of innovative applied research projects. Furthermore, we offer companies the opportunity to contribute to the practical education of our students in the areas of Business Administration, Economics and Business & Information Systems Engineering and Business Engineering (for example, by means of guest lectures or joint seminar works). Also, numerous renowned partner companies support our master’s programme „Finance & Information Management“ (FIM), which is organized in cooperation between the University of Bayreuth and the TU Munich.
A team for research and application

Synergetic interaction

Within the scope of our research, we work – often in cooperation with other renowned chairs and institutes – on challenging and visionary projects supported by public funding bodies such as the German Research Foundation or the European Union. We are also convinced that our research work benefits from a practical orientation and have therefore been working closely with companies such as Allianz, Deutsche Bank, Hilti, Infineon and Siemens for a long time. The majority of our employees are financed by projects with such companies. In these projects, we develop innovative concepts based on the latest scientific findings in order to solve the complex and individual problems of these companies. These issues that arise in practice are then fed back into research, resulting in a synergetic interaction between publicly funded basic research and application-oriented research in cooperation with partners in practice.
Our focus is on the analysis, economic evaluation and development of innovative solutions

The FIM Research Center and the Branch Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT  have a strong network of renowned practice partners, among others

The close networking with practice is also demonstrated by the cooperation with several partner companies such as Allianz, Deutsche Bank , McKinsey and SAP at of the successfully implemented internationalization of the scientific journals “WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK” and “Business & Information Systems Engineering”, whose managing editor was Prof. Dr. Buhl from 2006 and 2009 to 2013 respectively.