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The cluster “Software Innovations for the Digital Enterprise” (in short: Software-Cluster) is one of five winners in the “Spitzencluster” (“cluster of excellence”) competition, a flagship of the high-tech strategy of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Fraunhofer IESE is the consortium leader in this project and is thus responsible for the exploration and development of the enterprise software of the future. In addition, fundamental issues are being investigated in three different research areas. In the area of interoperability, we are engaged in further evolving requirements, architecture, and reuse methods for the development of emergent systems.

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The Software-Cluster at the CeBIT 2014: Processes for a Faster and More Dynamic Economy

At the upcoming CeBIT in Hannover (10.-14.3.2014) the German Software-Cluster shows its latest research results and start-ups from the cluster region spanning the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The connecting theme of the exhibits is making business processes faster and more dynamic, e.g. in the retail, mobility or agriculture sector.

„Future Business Software 2012“ in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on September 25th, 2012

Darmstadt/Walldorf, 20th June 2012 –The international conference “Future Business Software 2012“ will take place at SAP AG in St. Leon-Rot on September 25th, 2012. High-level speakers will provide insights into the business software of tomorrow. This year's conference has two intertwined focus areas: emergent software as a new paradigm of business software as well as agile software development processes. The conference is organized by the German Software-Cluster.

Software-Cluster shares knowledge in Novosibirsk

Darmstadt, 22nd September 2011 – In the context of the German-Russian year of science the Software-Cluster is invited to share its experience in promoting innovation in the software industry in southwest Germany. Cluster Manager Gino Brunetti takes part in the discussions with numerous experts from Germany, France and Russia at the “International Youth Innovation Forum” (INTERRA 2011) from 22-24 September, 2011 in Novosibirsk in Siberia/Russia.

Ways out of the skills shortage in the IT sector: Software-Cluster publishes study on qualification requirements

Darmstadt, 23rd August 2011 – A current study confirms the rising demand for specialists in the software industry in the region of the German Software-Cluster around the cities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe und Saarbrücken. The study recommends better coordination between course content and the requirements of practice and the development of dual study courses as a major solution steps.

Software-Cluster provides insights into the cloud

Karlsruhe, 07. April 2011 – The Software-Cluster, Europe's Silicon Valley, provides insights into the cloud activities of the partners at CLOUDZONE 2011 in Karlsruhe on 7 and 8 April 2011. The Cloud Computing fair presents the newest industry developments and provides an opportunity for workshops and discussions with experts. As an important location of the Software-Cluster, Karlsruhe offers ideal conditions for this fair.

Germany‘s IT Security Region: Federal Government Awards more than 20 Million Euros for Research Projects in Software-Cluster

Germany’s expertise for applied IT security research is concentrated in the Software-Cluster between Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt, and Walldorf – a fact that has been demonstrated impressively by the announcement made at CeBIT that the federal government will pledge more than 20 million euros worth of funding. This includes, on the one hand, all three cyber-security centers, which the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has awarded to the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Saarland University. In addition, partners in the Software-Cluster also scored a double success in the “Trusted Cloud Computing” competition of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

CeBIT 2011: Software-Cluster contact points in numerous locations

The Software-Cluster is present with its topics and partners at CeBIT 2011, the most important international top event of the digital industry, in Hanover from 1-5 March 2011. A year after being awarded in the leading-edge cluster competition of the German federal government the visitors get an insight into the development of the enterprise software of tomorrow in numerous partner booths. A panel discussion on the Software-Cluster with renowned speakers will open the CeBIT lab talks on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at 12:00 a.m.