Innovation Themes - Engineering the Digital Future!

Our Trending Research Topics


Solutions for provable dependability

Autonomous Systems

  • The systems engineering of Fraunhofer IESE offers innovative solutions for dependable autonomous systems – also as part of digital ecosystems.
  • Industrial production and mobility are two of the research and application foci with enormous potential for solving ecological, social, and economic challenges. 

Intelligent Production Control

Industry 4.0

  • Digitalization of companies –
  • vertically from ERP systems to individual sensors of a production line,
  • horizontally in the networking of value chains –

entails numerous challenges.


Smart Ecosystems

Digital Ecosystems

  • Information Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

Digitalization is revolutionizing agriculture

Smart Farming

  • Security and privacy across system boundaries
  • Guaranteed functional safety between tractors and implements

Digitalization in rural areas

Smart Rural Areas

  • Making life in rural areas fit for the future
  • Task for government, research, business, and society
  • Treading new and innovative paths

Fraunhofer IESE sees itself as a pioneer of future-oriented ideas


Exploitation of large data sets

Big Data

  • Creating real tangible added value for companies and individuals from the potential availability of an almost infinitely large treasure trove of data
  • Get qualified as a Data Scientist

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