Research project overview

Here you can find an overview of current and completed research projects

Production Data

Tailored IT security conzepts

The research project "ESPRI" aims at developing software that continuously monitors the internal data flow of a company and creates needs-based IT security concepts for SMEs.

Flexible, efficient value chains

The aim of "Leistungszentrum" is to develop networked, adaptive production by networking and digitizing hardware and software systems as well as the product itself.

Innovative building automation

The research project "BIG" enables demand-based and innovative building automation in production facilities to reduce energy consumption.

Energy-oriented MES

The aim of "eMES" is to develop a software prototype for energy-oriented production control and regulation.

Knowledge-based production optimization

The research project "KOBOLD" applies extensive data acquisition using measure-ment technology to derive optimization strategies for reducing errors and shortening development times in milling.

Data analysis

Deep learning in cell biology

The research project "AIxCell" enables physicians and biologists to train and use self-developed Deep Learning models for the evaluation of microscopy images.

Lean data management

The research project "charMant" develops concepts to enable small and medium-sized companies to carry out efficient and cost-effective process and product analyses.

Highly flexible manufacturing processes

In the research project "Openmind", systems for highly flexible manufacturing processes for individualized minimally invasive disposable medical products are being developed.

Weiterbildungszentrum for Data Science

"Weiterbildungszentrum - Data Science" develops an interdisciplinary seminar for the solution of data science projects in smart production.

Statistical process control for batch size 1

In the research project "KleiSta" similarity models are developed for the feature-specific classification and statistical evaluation of small series.

Networked optical production chains

The research project "EverPro" is dedicated to the creation of cross-technology, transferable infrastructure concepts for the networking of process chains of complex products in optics manufacturing.

Innovative battery technology

The Fraunhofer "Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle" is engaged in the research of new, production-relevant battery cell concepts and their implementation.

Environmental performance indicators

"EBOEL" lays the foundation for the automated recording and evaluation of ecological performance factors.

Innovations in turbo-machinery engineering

The "International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing" offers an integrated and interdisciplinary platform for the development of production and repair technologies in turbomachinery engineering.

Data based decision

Smart workforce planning and training

In the project "reQenrol", an assistance system for competence-based workforce scheduling and work-based training is developed.

AI-based error management

The research project "value chAIn" exploits cross-value chain data by using AI methods to open up new possibilities for process optimization.

Orchestration of edge cloud systems

In the research project "AI-NET", we are developing solutions for the cross-site orchestration of edge cloud systems in manufacturing companies.

Freely networked assembly systems

The research project "freeMoVe" develops new organizational forms for the demand-oriented provision of information in the freely networked assembly.

Information compression for assistance systems

The research project "DAISY" defines design rules for device- and context-dependent information compression of worker assistance systems.

Objectification of visual inspection

The research project "KOMBI" designs objective quality assurance by using smart devices and machine learning.

Flexible assembly systems

New methods of planning and control of agile, freely linked assembly systems are investigated in the research project "AIMFREE".

Adaptive, context-specific AR instructions

In order to reduce the effort for creating and maintaining manuals, "AdaptAR" develops adaptive and context-specific AR manuals for the entire product life cycle.

Production organization

Artificial intelligence in cancer treatment

The research project AIDPATH is developing AI-assisted automated production for individual cell therapies in the modern hospital.

Implementation of an I4.0 environment

In the research project "NEXT" economic efficiency of process digitization and cross-linking of TiAl investment casting is demonstrated.

Processing of high-tech materials

"IDEAL" aims to optimize the manufacturing process for cast TiAl low-pressure turbine blades.

Synchronized individual production

The aim of "PARSyP" is to reduce uncertainties in production planning by using predictive analysis in make-to-order production.

Recovery of technology metals

The research project "MetalSens" pursues the low-dust and sensor-supported recovery of technology metals.

Energy and resource efficiency

The development of energy- and resource-efficient process chains for the wafer-based production of LED glass optics is the goal of the research project "EFFEkT".

Digital transformation

Cyber-physical production

"EPIC" links European competences in order to strengthen cyber-physical production in the EU by networking partners and using highly developed technologies.

Technological change in Industrie 4.0

Industry and research partners are jointly developing approaches to solutions for the development fields of Industrie 4.0 at the "International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production".

Determining the Quality 4.0 maturity level

The research project "Qbility" accompanies companies in the selection of suitable Quality 4.0 technologies and supports them with a software tool in the digitalization of their production.

Risk & Quality Management

Quality data-based risk assessment

"quadrika" includes the conceptual design of a software tool that integrates data from all production IT systems and determines a key figure for predictive risk management.

Quantitative risk management

The goal of "PRiMa-Q" is the development of a software tool for the data-based quantification of risks and risk cost-optimized planning in project management.


The research project "Qualitätskultur" enables companies to carry out a self-check for the integration of quality in the corporate culture independently.

Risk-minimized innovations

The research project "ServRisk" creates control loops that serve quality assurance and can minimize the risk when initiating innovations.

Stem cell based drug prediction

"StemCellFactory III" is dedicated to the development of test systems for drug testing and personalized pharmacotherapy in the field of neuropsychiatric diseases.