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Digitization in Logistics

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Digitization in Service Industries

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Digitization Made in Germany

With our »Digital Business Engineering«-Method, we at the Fraunhofer ISST apply an engineering based approach, to support companies on their way to Industry 4.0.
The combination of things and data is at the center of the work of all application sectors, our business units deal with: Logistics, Service Industries, Health Care and Automotive Industries.
Fraunhofer ISST is a one-stop-service for companies, needing help and solutions for their digital transformation: new technologies, new processes as well as new digital services. About 80 employees are currently involved within our IT research – from students up to senior scientists. We all want to ensure that the newest technologies paired with extensive practical experience will lead towards the optimal solution.


Press Release / 17.9.2018

The Industrial Internet Consortium® and International Data Spaces Association Announce Liaison

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), an initiative to support the secure exchange and the simple linking of data in business eco-systems on the basis of standards and by means of common governance models, announced they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and IDSA will work together to promote the digital economy by preventing fragmentation and harmonizing various aspects in the fields of the industrial Internet.


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Sovereign Data Exchange on the Cognitive Industrial Internet: the »Industrial Data Space« at the International Manufacturing Technology Show IMTS in Chicago


Chicago, USA / 09/10/2018 - 09/15/2018

Data sovereignty within the Cognitive Internet: the »Industrial Data Space« at the IMTS

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Cognitive Internet Technologies build a bridge between the physical world, the digital world and the social world (the users).


Annual Report 2017

Who is behind the Vision of »Digitization made in Germany«?

Learn more in Fraunhofer ISST’s annual report 2017!


Study launched:

»Industry 4.0 - The Future of Indo-German Industrial Collaboration« by Fraunhofer ISST and Bertelsmann Stiftung.


Presentation of the »Industrial Data Space«

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto presents »Industrial Data Space – A virtual data space for the sovereign exchange of data« at Hannover Messe 2017


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German government and Fraunhofer drive forward plans to implement Industrie 4.0 on an international scale


Reference Architecture Model for the Industrial Data Space released


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Fraunhofer ISST at CeBIT:

Networking Supply Chains with the Industrial Data Space