In its third decade since foundation, ZSI can offer a broad range of competences which are institutionally firmly embedded. The multi-disciplinary and international team of more than 50 ZSI experts works methodologically sound, innovative in difficult settings as well as tailor-made to meet the demands of our clients. Our methodological know-how is based on quantitative and qualitative empirical social research, but goes beyond the realm of SSH. Innovation research and innovation application, in particular social innovation, are among our unique selling propositions. With our comprehensive regional knowledge and our international networks of stakeholders and partners we have successfully implemented more than 400 research, pilot and transfer projects all over the world.