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 & Public Sector”, 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


IESE-Blog - The Project SPELL (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence for Control Centers and Situation Rooms

The project SPELL aims to apply Artificial Intelligence to support intelligent decision-making processes in control centers. 


IESE-Blog - Virtual Continuous Testing

New Horizons for Modern Software-based Systems Development

Virtual continuous testing is a key enabling activity for the viable development of complex software-based products and services. 


Event | May 31,2022

Company Contact Fair “Treffpunkt” Kaiserslautern

We, Fraunhofer IESE, invite all interested students, graduates, career starters and young professionals to visit our booth.



Success Stories

Our research is bearing fruit in industry!

Fraunhofer IESE and Bosch Chassis Systems Control are jointly implementing process innovations in the development of automotive software.

Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

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67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 6800-0

Current jobs at Fraunhofer IESE

We offer you an interesting and varied work environment.

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