Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

25 Years of
Fraunhofer IESE

Travel with us to the past, but above all to the digital future!

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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.

Fraunhofer IESE focuses on topics such as “Autonomous Systems”, “Industrie 4.0”, or “Smart Farming”. In addition, we develop digital solutions for rural and urban areas. We have transferred cutting-edge research into sustainable business practices in more than 1,500 customer projects already. We will also gladly contribute our competencies in the areas of Processes, Architecture, Data, Security, Safety, Requirements Engineering, and User Experience to your project. 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!

Fraunhofer IESE – Trending Topics


Autonomous Systems

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


Digital Twin

Thanks to enabling end-to-end digitalization, Digital Twins open up numerous possibilities. Discover with Fraunhofer IESE the digital Potential!


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.


Big Data

Big Data – safely use the data potential of an infinitely large wealth of data.

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Model-Based Safety Engineering – easily explained

When developing safety-critical systems, ensuring functional safety is essential. Our Model-Based Safety Engineering approach has established itself as a possible solution.


Press Release APRIL 21, 2021

Agriculture 4.0: New professor at TU Kaiserslautern to focus on “Digital Farming”

Dr. Jörg Dörr became Professor of Digital Farming at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) at the beginning of April.



Continuous Engineering for
Industrie 4.0 (Part 2)

Future-proof decision-making can be enabled by Continuous Planning and Continuous Budgeting with Continuous Integration of Digital Twins.

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In the context of the precautionary measures regarding the spread of Covid-19, we have decided to only receive external visitors in our institute building (Fraunhofer-Platz 1 in Kaiserslautern) with prior registration.


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Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

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67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 6800-0

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