Digitalization offers many new opportunities to make life in rural areas fit for the future. We at Fraunhofer IESE try to exploit the potential in rural areas with innovative solutions and concepts for the future. We accomplish this with our smart software-based solutions.
The “Digital Villages” project is one of our flagship projects, where we have worked with model municipalities in Rhineland-Palatinate to shape digitalization at the regional level. This gave rise to the idea of a platform to promote digitalization in rural areas. This platform with concrete solutions can already be used today throughout Germany.
In the meantime, this and many other projects do not only address digitalization of rural areas, but also the topic of Smart Cities. At Fraunhofer IESE, we are mainly working on the design and development of digital ecosystems in the context of smart cities and urban districts.