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For companies, politics and the media, the work of the Fraunhofer Institutes, with its broad spectrum of expertise and the many institute locations, is not always easy to understand: How far has the development of a new technology progressed? Which team in which institute deals with a specific topic? Which technologies, projects and products are currently being developed in a specific area or will be of great importance in the future?

In recent years, the Fraunhofer ICT Group has established itself as a point of contact, mediator and service provider for the quick and uncomplicated answering of these questions: with the necessary information and the right experts at hand.

We develop for you

As part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe, we are a valued partner of the industry. We enable companies and partners to work together with around 4,300 employees in the ten higher-level business areas.

The Group is thus a competent contact point for industrial companies looking for IT solutions in various sectors of the economy. We bundle the competences of the 21 participating institutes and give prospects and potential partners an overview of current technologies and research topics. Extensive knowledge of the market and the placement of relevant institute experts help companies meet their challenges.

We advise you

Information and communication technologies are the most important driver of innovation in Germany. Key technologies of this kind form the basis for new products, processes and services. Because technical developments significantly change our society in many areas of life and work. But they are also a help to master current social challenges.

Our most important task is applied contract research. This range of services is aimed not only at the economy, but also at the state. We develop concrete technical and organizational solutions and contribute to the widespread use of new technologies in the interests of society.

We provide intel

The future magazine Fraunhofer-InnoVisions (German only) reports in German language on current projects and research topics of the Fraunhofer ICT Institutes in an understandable way as an interactive web platform. Background information and further links to the participating research and industry partners as well as to studies on the subject complete the editorial contributions. Additional picture and video material also increases the clarity of the innovations presented.

On our YouTube channel, you will find films about innovative projects from the Fraunhofer Institutes, as well as interviews with IT experts and contributions to industry events. Our Facebook page combines news from the Fraunhofer and IT worlds with event tips and links to current articles.

The Twitter channel and the Facebook page not only deliver "InnoVision" updates in real time, but also the latest tweets from cross-industry IT research and development.

We visualize IT topics

On request, we are happy to supply picture and video material on our topics. In our archive, you will find interviews with experts, coverage of conferences and trade fairs such as the IFA and CeBIT and contributions on specific projects of the Fraunhofer ICT Institutes. If you make a request to us, we are happy to provide a quick release of the free images for editorial purposes.

Find us at events

You can find us at all major events in the industry. There, with our member institutes, we present the latest innovations in the IT sector. We are also a technology partner of major conferences such as the “E12 Summit”, the “hub.berlin”, the “ConLife” and the German Congress for E-Government “dbb Congress – New Administration”. At these events, you will find many exhibits and the speakers of the Fraunhofer ICT Institutes.