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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DigitalDialogues

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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13.5.2020

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”

In order to advance application-oriented research on quantum computing, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is founding a national network on quantum computing with regional centers in seven German states. The first center to start is the Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”. The federal state government will support the center with up to € 40 million over the next four years. Fraunhofer IAF takes over the coordinative management of the Competence Center Baden-Württemberg together with Fraunhofer IAO.
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23.5.2019

The SME 4.0 Competence Center in Stuttgart

The SME 4.0 Competence Center in Stuttgart focuses on cloud services and their role in the value-creation process. Whether SMEs are looking for inspiration or already have a concrete vision for their migration to cloud services – we are there to provide help with both technical and practical issues related to implementation.
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23.5.2019

SMECS – smart energy communities

SMECS supports small power companies and cooperatives with sales and marketing activities. A central coordinator will optimize all activities of the small power companies and cooperatives. The aim of the project is to tap new sources of revenue for small power companies, strengthen their regional market presence through collaboration and improve the efficiency of their operations. It is seeking to promote cooperation between similar market players in order to increase their size and market visibility.
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23.5.2019

KI4ROBOFLEET

The aim of the KI4ROBOFLEET project is to identify and evaluate potential application scenarios that will arise from the inclusion of autonomous vehicles in vehicle fleets. The project team is also carrying out traffic simulations to enable a dynamic and real-time evaluation of application scenarios. Finally, the project is developing car-sharing ICTs that enable the incorporation of AI in specific applications.
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DigitalDialogues

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

  • smart services
  • process mining
  • Introduction to AI

We invite you to discuss your questions with our experts.  

DigitalDialogues are in German.

 

Stuttgart

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. 

 

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IAO-Blog People and IT

13.5.2020

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”

In order to advance application-oriented research on quantum computing, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is founding a national network on quantum computing with regional centers in seven German states. The first center to start is the Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”. The federal state government will support the center with up to € 40 million over the next four years. Fraunhofer IAF takes over the coordinative management of the Competence Center Baden-Württemberg together with Fraunhofer IAO.
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7.11.2019

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft joins Cyber Valley

Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has joined the Cyber Valley research consortium, which includes the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and several of the world’s top industry players. For Baden-Württemberg, the cooperation reaffirms the region’s position as one of the world’s leading AI hotspots. Founded by the Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO, the AI innovation center Learning Systems offers medium-sized companies a central point of contact for applied research on artificial intelligence.
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7.3.2019

AI solutions for autonomous vehicle fleets

How can artificial intelligence (AI) be used in vehicle fleets? How can autonomous vehicles be integrated in car sharing information and communications technology (ICT) systems? The Fraunhofer IAO project KI4ROBOFLEET is investigating the possible applications of AI in the area of autonomous driving.
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5.2.2019

The human factor in artificial intelligence

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. It’s a topic that is generating high hopes but also provoking some fears. Fraunhofer IAO therefore intends to try and dispel some of the myths in the course of the “2019 Science Year”, devoted to AI. A series of lectures, publications and projects will explain how companies and specific business sectors can use artificial intelligence, and what impact it will have on the world of work.
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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.