Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

safeTbox 1.0

The modeling tool for the development of safety critical systems is here. Profit from the modularized and traceable modeling approach for safety engineering. Keep things compact and reusable with component integrated fault analysis.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is catching on - The digital transformation is changing production.

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Smart Ecosystems

Interconnected Systems – the cross-domain megatrend for software and systems – will be the challenge in future software engineering. USPs will increasingly be generated by interconnecting one’s own software with other systems.

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Smart Rural Areas

Making life in rural areas worth living in the future is our joint responsibility in government, research, business, and society. With our strategic research initiative Smart Rural Areas, we support the pursuit of new and innovative paths.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 stands for digitalization in the manufacturing industry. The rising numbers of variants, increasingly customized products down to batch size 1, new global competition – the efficient transformability of production processes will safeguard your future.

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Big Data

Big Data is far more than the profitable analysis of Internet data: The issue is to generate actually tangible added value from a seemingly endless stream of data. Data security and data usage control play a central role in this regard.

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safeTbox 1.0 official release

Safety engineering made modular, try out



CeBIT 2017 - Fraunhofer Welcomes Japan

Fraunhofer and Japan - a successful collaboration.


Press Release / 6.3.2017

CeBIT 2017

FERAL - new simulation process makes complex hard- and software compatible


Press Release / 3.2.2017

CeBIT 2017

IND²UCE – You decide what happens with your data!

Discover our Continuing Education Program


Continuing education & training at Fraunhofer IESE

We offer numerous seminars as well as a career-compatible distance study program Master of Software Engineering for Embedded Systems.


19-24 June 2017, Fraunhofer Institute Center Schloss Birlinghoven

Seminar Data Scientist

Three-level certification program to become a Data Scientist.


Career-compatible Master’s degree program

Master of Software Engineering for Embedded Systems.

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Digital Villages Explainer Video

Citizens use apps to create networks in the sense of modern neighborhood support. How is this done? Just take a look at our video (in German).

Quality and Innovation


Independent Software Testing Center

Experts examine the software and associated documents with special tools.


Rapid Innovation Labs

Our researchers provide comprehensive support for your innovation process – from idea generation to the evaluation of customer acceptance and technical feasibility.

Welcome to Fraunhofer IESE! 20 years of solid empirical expertise in Software Engineering.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE is known across the world for empirically grounded methods and processes for industrial software and systems engineering. Software is found everywhere today, either embedded – into automobiles, airplanes, medical devices, or large systems of systems – or as a stand-alone application. Fraunhofer IESE’s cross-domain project work is always based on state-of-the-art findings and corresponding techniques and tools. This assures the quality of highly integrated high-tech system solutions where value is increasingly added through software. Fraunhofer IESE treats software not only as a module, but always as a product within the product that needs to be engineered.

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