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 over 25 years, 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.

Fraunhofer IESE provides support in mastering challenges in a wide variety of application areas, with particular expertise in the areas of “Automotive & Mobility”, “Production”, “Digital Business”, “Smart City & Smart Region”, as well as “Smart Farming” and “Digital Healthcare”. In over 2,000 customer projects, the institute has transferred cutting-edge research into sustainable business practices and innovative products, with the current focus topics being “Dependable AI”, “Digital Ecosystems”, “Digital Twin / Virtual Engineering”, and “System Modernization”.  Read more about the services of Fraunhofer IESE!

In Focus – Services of Fraunhofer IESE

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


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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.


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Digital Ecosystems

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


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Digital Twin / VE

Using Virtual Engineering (VE) and Digital Twins, we help you create virtual test environments that address the increasing complexity of systems in a more flexible and cost-effective way.


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System Modernization

We support you in bringing your legacy systems into a successful future – from independent analyses to the introduction of new technologies to strategic alignment.


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 | August 04, 2022

UBC Engineering and Fraunhofer aim to digitally transform aerospace, automotive manufacturing

The Internet of Things and big data are revolutionizing how the manufacturing industry operates. 




Time Traveling with Data Science:
Pattern Recognition (Part 4) 

Check out our new blog post on »Time Traveling with Data Science«. In part 4, we focus on pattern recognition and motifs discovery.



Time Traveling with Data Science: Outlier Detection (Part 3)

Outlier detection can help identify anomalies as well as novelties when analyzing data. In our new blog post, we show how this works. 


Success Stories

Our research is bearing fruit in industry!

Deutsche Telekom is using Fraunhofer IESE’s MY DATA Control Technologies for data usage control of their Data Intelligence Hub (DIH).

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

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