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”, “Defense“, as well as “Agriculture & Food” 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.


Digital Business

In digital business, extraordinary customer experiences are created through digital transformation.


Smart City & Smart Region

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



The Pursuit of Smartness in Software-based Systems

Smartness is a highly desired feature in software-based systems. Understanding smart systems is essential for supporting their realization.



Leveraging the power of AR and storytelling to convey ideas – a use case

How to leverage the power of AR and storytelling to convey ideas? – Check out the Augmented Reality application (KLARa)!


IESE Blog - Growing the Future:

Overcoming Data Quality Problems in Agriculture

High data quality offers a number of advantages for agriculture. - Check out our latest IESEBlog article to learn more about it.


Customer projects that bear fruit

Smart Maas

Together with partners, Fraunhofer IESE is developing a B2B service platform for Mobility as a Service and is implementing it in the cities of Aachen and Kiel as examples.



»Measuring the Performance of Eclipse BaSyx«

In this blog post, we want to show, how Performance Tests help to identify the Performance Efficiency of the middleware Eclipse BaSyx.



»Sustainable Software Design: Background and Best Practices«

When talking about sustainability the topic is not only about the reduction of waste. Sustainable Software Design plays a crucial role, too.



Watch Your Scrum!

Scrum is the most popular framework in software project management. Gain more insights about it in our latest article on Fraunhofer IESE blog.


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