Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

Our Vision: A better life, sustainability, and economic success through dependable digital ecosystems

For exactly 25 years now, we as Fraunhofer IESE have been one of the leading research institutes in the area of software and systems engineering methods. With our applied research, we develop innovative solutions for the design of dependable digital ecosystems. With these, we want to accelerate the economic and social benefits for our customers.

We support companies in mastering challenges in the areas of “Autonomous Systems”, “Industrie 4.0”, “Smart Farming”, and “Digital Healthcare”, and offer digital solutions for rural and urban areas. In over 2,000 customer projects, we have already transferred cutting-edge research into sustainable business practices, with our current focus topics being “Dependable AI”, “Digital Ecosystems”, “Virtual Engineering”, and “System Modernization”. Get in touch with us!

Our current anniversary year also has the motto “Engineering the Digital Future” – and how state-of-the-art software and systems engineering technologies can facilitate the path to the digital future. Travel with us to the past, but above all to the digital future!

In Focus – Services of Fraunhofer IESE

We focus on current, urgent, and complex challenges in the field of software and bundle our services.


Fokus Topic

Dependable AI

We make it possible to use AI technologies in critical applications and work with you to find the right use cases and develop dependable AI systems.


Fokus Topic

Digital Ecosystems

We support you in positioning yourself with regard to Digital Ecosystems and the Platform Economy and in establishing successful Digital Ecosystems.


Autonomous Systems

Autonomous systems have enormous potential to contribute decisively to the solution of the current ecological, social, and economic challenges.


Industry 4.0

The efficient adaptability of production processes ensures your future in manufacturing. industries.


Smart Farming

Highly efficient and sustainable – Fraunhofer IESE is making agriculture fit for the future!


Smart Rural Areas

Making life in rural areas worth living in the future is our joint responsibility in government, research, business, and society.

In DIALOG – News from Fraunhofer IESE


Press Release Oct. 18, 2021

Autonomous systems require a paradigm shift in safety engineering

New ICON project “LOPAAS” of Fraunhofer IESE, IKS, and the University of York on safety assurance of autonomous vehicles.  


IESE-Blog (Part 2)

Focusing on Change Point Detection in Time Series Analysis  

In time series, a change point demonstrates an abrupt change. We demonstrate how to effectively conduct change point detection.



Time traveling with data science: Focusing on time series analysis

Time traveling with data science: In part one of our new blog series we provide you an introduction to time series analysis.


The 3G rule and mandatory wearing of masks apply on the premises of Fraunhofer!


Access for visitors is only permitted if a negative rapid test with certificate or proof of full vaccination protection resp. recovered status is provided.


Current information and further links to the rules at trade shows and conferences with our participation can be found on our event page.

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

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Phone +49 631 6800-0

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