The Faculty of Economics & Management collaborates on its diverse research projects with renowned companies as well as with other research institutions. Furthermore, the faculty supports the university's transfer activities.
Since 2005 our core research area of International Logistics Networks and Supply Chain Management is supported by endowments from the Kühne Foundation and the Deutsche Bahn AG, underlining the importance of our faculty's commitment to this research area, and the Kühne Stiftung has been supporting the Center of Competence in International Logistics. The core research areas of the center of competence are the management and design of international logistics networks, as well as the securing of global supply chains against external disruptions. The goal is to integrate the center of competence into the international research community via exchanges and cooperations with international universities and research institutions. To intensify the knowledge exchange in particular in Asia, the Kühne Foundation has created and funded a partner chair at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The two universities in Shanghai and Berlin are thus able to cooperate closely in this area.
A successful strategic partnership between Siemens AG and TU Berlin has existed since 2004. In the first two years of this intensive cooperation, the number of Siemens contract research projects at TU Berlin tripled. Since 2021, the partnership has been running under the name Siemens Research and Innovation Ecosystem - Siemens RIE Berlin for short. The focus of the Siemens RIE is the initiation and coordination of joint research projects. In addition to the area of "Innovation", contacts in teaching and with students are improved in the area of "Talent". In this context, measures such as top-class lecture series, supervision of a study circle as well as support programs are carried out.
Even after the carve-out of Siemens Energy AG from the parent company Siemens AG in 2020, the cooperation with the Technische Universität Berlin, which has been ongoing since 2004, will continue to focus on topics related to the energy transition. TU Berlin is part of the new Siemens Energy Innovation Center Berlin, which follows an ecosystem approach: Academia, industry and start-ups work together to develop sustainable innovations to meet the complex challenges of our time.
In the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science e.V., the TU Berlin is one of the four founding members - together with BAM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as well as Siemens AG - and participates as a research partner with numerous disciplines in various joint projects in the transfer, which aims to accelerate change in Berlin in the areas of production technology, energy and mobility.
In this community of industry, business and research, SMEs and start-ups are involved in the development of ideas, new business models as well as updated input for teaching and training in the fields of New Work, Additive Manufacturing, New Materials and Digital Processes.
The structured doctorate program of the Berlin School of Economics is run jointly with Humboldt University, Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Potsdam, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Hertie School and Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, WZB).
The SFB TRR 190 started on January 1, 2017 with the task of bringing together neoclassical theory and behavioral approaches in economics. The Humboldt Universität Berlin (HU) and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU) are leading participants. On the Berlin side, the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) with three "Principal Investigators", the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW) and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) are also involved. On the Munich side, the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Munich is also part of the SFB. The spokespersons of the SFB are Prof. Klaus Schmidt (LMU) and Prof. Georg Weizsäcker (HU).
The science campus Berlin Center for Consumer Policy is a platform offering interdisciplinary research and active policy advice on competition, consumer and tax policy. In addition to the Technische Universität Berlin with five chairs of the Faculty VII (Professors Blind, Kübler, Ivanova-Stenzel, Runkel, von Hirschhausen), six other Berlin research institutions participate in this cooperation project: German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW), Humboldt-Universität Berlin (HU), Freie Universität Berlin (FU), European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Hertie School of Governance and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
The Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Technical University Berlin (TU) jointly operate an Experimental Lab. Here, for example, economic decision-making behavior or game-theoretical models of strategic interaction are tested.
The Berlin Centre of Health Economics Research (BerlinHECOR) is constituted of the Chair of Health Care Management together with partner institutions at Technische Universität and Charité Berlin under the direction of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse. BerlinHECOR was established in July 2012 and is funded by the German Ministry of Education (BMBF). Dr. Cornelia Henschke leads the junior scientist group at the Chair of Health Care Management and coordinates BerlinHECOR's activities.
The Center for Intellectual Property at TU Berlin is the central contact point for all topics concerning intangible property rights and intellectual property. The center is based on a cooperation of the research department and the chair of Business, Company and Technology Law of the Faculty of Economics and Business.