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 synergetically – from fundamental research to applied research.


The challenge

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


Our contribution

Fraunhofer ISST with its Logistics department is among other things involved in optimizing vertical and cross-company flows of information. What are known as digital twins permit the integration of various data sources, enabling a digital representation of a physical object or process throughout its entire life cycle. A “Shared Digital Twin” demonstrator is also being developed in the project, enabling the integration and use of data external to the company.



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.



You will also find the entire consortium here.

  • Fraunhofer IML
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr
  • TU Dortmund University
  • 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