The Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST develops data space technologies for sovereign data exchange and builds pioneering data ecosystems with its partners.


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Video series

Institute Director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto on the topic of Data Readiness


(English subtitled)


Bitkom B2B-Event

"Putting innovations on the road": Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Boris Otto at TRANSFORM24

(only in German)




New podcast episode "Spin-off with the Fraunhofer ISST" Two founders on their way to their own company 

(only in German)




Fundamentals Paper "Data Sovereignty in Information Systems"



Fraunhofer celebrates its 75th anniversary!



Kurzstudie (only in German)

Datenwirtschaft und Edge-Computing

Potenziale, Herausforderungen und Handlungsempfehlungen
für Unternehmen




 »Designing Data Spaces - The Ecosystem Approach to Competitive Advantage«

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Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST

Speicherstraße 6
D-44147 Dortmund
Phone +49 231-97677-0




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