High Performance Center Logistics and IT:

Innovation ecosystem at the Dortmund scientific site


Scientific institutions based in Dortmund that – on their own – are already shaping and driving logistics research today are working together under the umbrella of the High Performance Center Logistics and IT. In the High Performance Center, they are now establishing a national infrastructure and innovation ecosystem in cooperation with industry, not only together but also synergetically – from fundamental research to applied research.


The challenge

The High Performance Center Logistics and IT is working on the ongoing establish-ment of logistics as a scientific discipline – in particular the specialist core of logis-tics. At the same time, the participating institutions want to transfer logistics princi-ples to the handling of information, thereby strengthening it in terms of information logistics.


Our contribution

Fraunhofer ISST with its Healthcare department develops methods for the data-based identification of success factors and the derivation of measures to continue developing digitization in the hospital, comprising:

  • Modeling digital maturity   
  • Data collection concepts, success factors, adaptive process model

ISST also supports work to optimize digital job design in hospitals through an op-timized visualization of the control centers and communication with players.



The High Performance Center delivers state-of-the-art research at the touch point between logistics and IT. As one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s currently 17 High Performance Centers in Germany, it bundles science and research at the Dortmund site. We promote networking in the scientific community. We stand for research excellence – with the development and application of the latest technologies, from science to industry.



Das gesamte Konsortium finden Sie auch here.

  • Fraunhofer IML
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Leibniz Research Center for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund University (IfADo)


  • Subsidized by: Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Term: 01/2020-12/2020