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FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen


Employee-focused management of the transformation from producing SMEs towards solution providers

The overall objective of fit4solution is to support the strategic change of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from a manufacturing company to a solution provider. By this transformation an increase of the competitiveness through differentiation is permitted.

The project focuses the development of an interdisciplinary management approach based on the concept of Behavioral Branding. By this approach SMEs will be able to organize the transformation process more efficient and to design the transformation process according to the relevant characteristics of the company. Based on the objective, an individually configurable toolbox, a roll-out-concept suitable for SMEs as well as a train-the-trainer-concept will be developed.

Project Partner

This Project is/was processed within the following Trades:

  • Associations
  • Education and Training
  • Machinery and Plant Engineering
  • Research and Development

Classification within the thematic Landscape of the FIR

  • Topic Area: Business Transformation

Your Contact Person

Dr. Gudergan, Gerhard

Further Contact Person

Krechting, Denis

Project Duration

01.12.2015 - 30.11.2017

Project Number

18962 N

Research Funding Organisation

Logo of the Research Funding Organisation Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Project Management Organisation

Logo of the Project Management Organisation Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke" e. V. (AiF)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke" e. V. (AiF)

Funding Information

Das IGF-Vorhaben fit4solution der Forschungsvereinigungen FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen und Lehrstuhl für Marketing der RWTH Aachen, wurde über die AiF im Rahmen des Programms zur Förderung der industriellen Gemeinschaftsforschung und -entwicklung (IGF) vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestages gefördert.

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