Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence “Cognitive Internet Technologies”

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The research cluster Cognitive Internet Technologies (CIT) is being launched with the bundled competence of three research centers comprising a total of 13 Fraunhofer institutes. Its aim is to develop cognitive technologies for the Industrial Internet. Researchers from various disciplines will be developing holistic solutions along the value chain, from sensors via smart learning methods in data processing to the Cloud.

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Of major importance in this context are primarily the three research centers IoT-COMMS, Machine Learning, and Data Spaces. Here, key technologies are already emerging today for trustworthy, robust real-time communication for trustworthy data spaces aimed at providing controllable, cross-company collaboration as well as traceable, robust learning methods based on domain-specific expert knowledge. The CIT will enable companies to design their business in a future-oriented manner by opening up market access with cognitive solutions and products. These highly intelligent solutions and products will be aimed at preserving the competitiveness of German companies, strengthening their innovative power, and assuring their digital sovereignty. To do this, the CIT will offer customized cognitive solutions in every phase of the transformation process and support in mastering the complexity. Support will range from analysis via the planning of a viable organizational strategy to agile technology development and testing in the numerous innovation and application centers of the CIT.

With its core competencies and innovative solutions, Fraunhofer IESE is part of the CIT via the research center Data Spaces and will, in the future, research novel solutions mainly with the help of data usage control in order to guarantee data sovereignty.

“With our IND²UCE technology, we already have solutions that are viable in practice. Now the aim is to get these ready for future challenges as well. There is a lot of research on data access control or encryption technology, but there are very few research projects on data usage control. The CIT will enable us to advance our research project and thus to make a major contribution to data sovereignty”, says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Liggesmeyer, director of Fraunhofer IESE.

On 24 April 2018, the CIT will present itself at Hannover Messe – at a lunch talk to be held at the booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Hall 2, Booth C22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register now to attend!