imos in education & research

At about 40 educational institutions as well as technical colleges and universities in Germany and abroad, imos is part of the curriculum. imos employees are involved as lecturers or support the teaching staff. Regular participation in research projects underlines the thought leadership of imos AG for the furniture industry.

imos cooperates with the HAWK Hildesheim, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, the Melle University of Cooperative Education, the Saxony University of Cooperative Education - Dresden State Study Academy, the Flensburg Technical and Design College and a number of international educational institutions. These commitments help to ensure that the company always has highly qualified junior staff.

Whether schools, educational institutions, chambers of crafts or universities - those who train the next generation for the wood and furniture industry today place a special focus on the topic of digitization. Because this is the present and the future in the practical professional life of wood engineers, technicians and carpenters in woodworking companies.

imos provides training institutions with software packages that are optimally adapted for use in everyday teaching and learning. In addition to design in the CAD system, work preparation as well as administrative and organizational aspects of continuously digitized production processes also play a role, including interfaces to ERP systems and CAM machine connections. Teachers are accompanied step by step in the implementation of the imos software.


Digitalization in individual furniture and interior design - using augmented reality (AR) to optimize delivery and assembly is a current research project of imos AG, funded by the Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM). The aim is to increase the degree of digitalization in logistics, delivery and assembly in order to ensure high quality standards. In addition, the avoidance of subsequent deliveries helps to reduce the volume of traffic and thus helps to lower CO2 emissions. The use of AR technology should also enable lower-skilled employees to perform complex, high-quality assembly work. Project duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2023

The Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) is a funding program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to raise the level of application-oriented knowledge in as many areas as possible. In this way, the innovative strength and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, including the skilled trades, are to be supported. Funding is also provided to research institutions, colleges and universities that conduct joint research and development with small and medium-sized enterprises.