Digitalization offers innumerable potentials for business and society: It promotes innovation, revolutionizes business processes and models as well as changes our everyday work and social structures. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a pioneer and catalyst for this − and actively helps to shape this transformation. It develops digital technologies and solutions, accompanies the digital transformation through technology impact assessment as well as advises companies and politics.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics and intelligent sensors are key technologies and drivers of the digital transformation in companies and society. Digitalization is the engine for the future for the innovative strength of the German economy − it enables more efficient processes as well as better and individualized product developments. The economy and society benefit, for example, from better work processes, time and cost savings, intelligent solutions in industrial production, traffic/transportation or health care as well as better access to information. The enhancement of physical products through digital services often requires additional sensors, new data models, secure infrastructures and intelligent analytic methods for data evaluation. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a pivotal role in developing these central technologies. It brings together the diverse research competencies and years of experience of various Fraunhofer institutes to develop customized, intelligent and safe solutions for the needs of the digital economy and thus promote the innovative strength of Germany. This enables Fraunhofer experts to provide the optimum, and comprehensive, support that people and companies need to exploit the potential of digitalization in a sustainable way.