Research Topics and Competences

The Fraunhofer IAO addresses current technology management challenges and issues. We, the Competence Center Digital Business, the Competence Team Digital Business Services and the Competence Team Smart Energy Systems, are particularly concerned with research on operations and technologies in the field of digital business and services. Internal processes as well as processes between businesses and organizations bear a lot of opportunities for optimization and automation, hence we see digital business and services innovations as a profitable source to make companies and organizations more efficient. In order to leverage as much potential in this field as possible, we want you to join our wide network of local, national and international project partners like universities, governmental organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and companies in general.  In numerous research and industrial projects we have worked on innovative solutions that have been successfully implemented.

Projects have been realized in the field of

  • Cloud Computing & Internet of Services
  • Portals & Internet Platforms
  • E-Business, digital business and services and E-Standards
  • Online-Marketing, Social Media and Monitoring 
  • Business Processes & Compliance
  • ICT for E-Mobility & Cities
  • ICT for Smart Energy
  • Big Data, Business Intelligence & Monitoring
  • Semantics, Ontologies & Web Mining
  • Business Models
  • Market Research and Benchmarking
  • AutoID & RFID

Facing an increasingly internationalized economy, we are convinced that research and innovation in these fields will result in comparative advantages, hence drive economic growth and create new jobs. Following the calls of Horizon 2020 we are eager to find new project partners, broaden our research portfolio and hereby contribute to both a competitive advantage for our partners and to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

Through our wide range of excellent research and science we are competent to provide customized consultancy services. In particular, we assist your company in recognizing unused potentials of innovative information and communication technologies (ICT), adapt them to your particular situation and interests and implement them consistently. Our advisory services lead to significant efficiency increases in all processes and consequently result in cost minimization and profit maximization for your company.