Institute for Trade and Innovation

Institute for Trade and Innovation

Institute for Trade and Innovation

The Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) is a vibrant research institute of Offenburg University. Our members focus on new and pioneering answers to issues in international business and global trade, entrepreneurship and innovation, climate, export and development finance, as well as global economic governance. The Institute also looks for the brightest postgraduate students and doctoral researchers focusing on topics related to trade and innovation.

IfTI is uniquely positioned leveraging strategic policy initiatives, practitioner-led research and consultancy associated with trade and innovation, climate action, as well as economic growth. IfTI’s activities are based on an interdisciplinary approach with a cluster of economists, international business and finance experts, as well as lawyers pooling their expertise to develop and implement state-of-the art results.

The IfTI Vision

We are a leading institute for cutting-edge research and global best practices on trade and innovation.

The IfTI Mission

Our research creates meaningful solutions for governments, corporates and society that have a real impact on economic development.