From the chronicle of IESE:
On 1 March 2018, the Berlin Contact Office of Fraunhofer IESE was opened officially right on the banks of the Spree River in the Fraunhofer-Forum. Since then, the institute has been offering its partners, interested parties, and the media a point of contact in the German capital for its expertise regarding digitalization.
Overall, the year 2018 was under the motto “Safe AI” (AI=Artificial Intelligence), because the safety assurance of Artificial Intelligence increasingly became a challenge that IESE has been addressing with its research ever since. Research also continued in the areas of Industrie 4.0 and data usage control, but also on new topics such as Virtual Engineering, CrowdRE, Agile Transition, and Future Worlds of Work.
The month of November saw the kick-off of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s new lighthouse project “Cognitive Agriculture” (COGNAC for short), which is led by IESE and focuses on the development of concepts for an efficient digital ecosystem in agriculture.
In the same month, IESE bid farewell to its founder and long-time institute director, Prof. Dieter Rombach, with a festive retirement ceremony.
More on 2018 in the annual report