The Science & Education Network started more than 10 years ago, when Prof. Kummer established the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) as non-profit think tank on Mergers & Acquisitions and Alliances based in Vienna, Austria. Since then we have started to build IMAA to become the number one, globally leading academic research and practical training center. Collaboration partners and clients range from leading strategy consulting firms, multi-national companies to small and medium sized enterprises as well as governments on all continents. IMAA is also a research partner of United Nations.
With the collaboration that Prof. Kummer created with Prof. Michael Porter's "Microeconomics of Competitiveness" Network at Harvard Business School, we launched the Vienna Institute of Strategy & Competitiveness (VISCO) in 2014 to assist companies and the region to become more competitiveness and think out of the box to stimulate their growth
The Center for Human Capital Development (CHCD) was created upon request from companies and other organizations to tap into the good and wide relationship network around the world that colleagues at IMAA and VISCO have in order to provide customized trainings.