Our Ecosystem

Our customers profit from our network

In the context of digital transformation, UNITY customers benefit not only from the experience and expertise of our consultants, but also from our comprehensive ecosystem. In addition to the UNITY Innovation Alliance, this includes numerous research institutions, universities, companies, associations and societies that are committed to digitalization and making progress.

The UNITY Innovation Alliance

Companies are undergoing diverse and serious changes on their path to digital transformation, particularly due to the constantly increasing dynamics in the competitive arena. Interdisciplinary skills and end-to-end expertise are required to overcome the challenges in new areas. The UNITY Innovation Alliance bundles this expertise in a unique way and supports companies in the digitalization of their business models, products and services -- from conception to implementation.

In addition, the UNITY Innovation Alliance also acts as a strategic investor. For more than 15 years, it has invested in companies that are directly related to UNITY's service offerings or has invested in interesting business models and services as well as start-ups. The UNITY Innovation Alliance also acts as a company builder and supports start-ups not only financially, but also organizationally.

The UNITY Innovation Alliance

Science and research

UNITY was founded in 1995 from the Heinz Nixdorf Institute at the University of Paderborn. The exchange between science and practice has been one of UNITY's basic principles from the very beginning. Thanks to our close links with the Heinz Nixdorf Institute at Paderborn University and many other universities and research institutes, we ensure that our consulting services are always based on the latest research. We work together with them in the form of seminars and workshops as well as forward-looking research projects.

The colleges and universities in our network include ETH Zurich, HAW Hamburg, HS Osnabrück, Munich Business School, RWTH Aachen, SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, TU Hamburg-Harburg, TU Munich, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Mannheim, University of Paderborn, TU Braunschweig and the University of Stuttgart.

In order to pass on our practical knowledge to the managers of tomorrow, some of our consultants are also active in teaching at renowned universities as professors, lecturers and instructors. 

Additional cooperation partners

In addition to numerous university institutions, UNITY is also involved in associations, clubs and initiatives. Our partners, our customers and UNITY itself all benefit from the intensive exchange within this broad network.

Our ecosystem includes many others: