Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center »Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg«

How can companies use quantum computers in the future? With software solutions, algorithms and tools, the Fraunhofer IAO develops, simulates and demonstrates future applications of quantum computers.

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In times of Corona, many companies and employees work in different ways and solve current challenges. At the same time, these times also offer the opportunity to look ahead and tackle important issues for the future. We would be happy to support you in this.

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Digital Business

In numerous projects and research projects, the »Digital Business« research unit develops and tests new methods and intelligent IT solutions for the benefit of companies and society.

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Making the opportunities of digitization tangible

Benefit from the potential of digitization with our innovative approaches and IT solutions. We support you in identifying the most important digitization trends and help you identify the best digitization strategy.

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Use Artificial Intelligence and IT technologies to your advantage

Our research department develops and tests how new software and algorithms based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence increase value creation, e.g. through automation, decision support, analysis and forecasting.

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Tapping digitization potential with smart services and cloud solutions

Smart products and services are changing not only the range of services offered, but also the way companies work together. Take advantage of our methods and services in the conception and development of tailor-made and flexible cloud services.

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Create innovative networks with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Intelligent products are networked and offer new services. We develop IoT solutions, real-time data platforms, analysis systems, control solutions, autonomous systems and applications in the context of Smart City.

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Successful implementing and optimizing of processes and software in companies

Our services are based on sound technology and market knowledge as well as cross-sector experience. By using our tried and tested methods and experienced employees, we ensure project success.

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Shaping energy systems and electromobility to be smart

In our research projects, we are looking for innovative approaches to find solutions for optimized energy management in a fast-changing, highly complex energy market.

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Unsolicited applications

We're looking for research assistants (f/m/d) in the fields of computer science, engineering sciences and mathematics.


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In our DigitalDialogues we offer you exciting impulses on a wide range of digitisation topics, including:

  • smart services
  • process mining
  • Introduction to AI
  • sustainable mobility

We invite you to discuss your questions with our experts.  

DigitalDialogues are mostly in German.



AI Progress Centre »Learning Systems«

The AI Progress Center »Learning Systems« supports companies in taking advantage of the economic opportunities of artificial intelligence. In application-oriented research projects and in direct cooperation with industrial companies, the Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institutes IAO and IPA are working to bring technologies from top AI research to broad application. 


Research Unit Digital Business

The Research Unit Digital Business is located at the Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart-Vaihingen.


Application Center KEIM in Esslingen

The KEIM Application Center, located at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, is a branch of the Digital Business research department.