Berlin Center for Digital Transformation
The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is a collaborative venture involving the four Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS, HHI, IPK and IZM. Its work focuses on technologies and solutions that recognize the increasing digitalization and networking in every area of our lives.
Research is divided between basic and interface technologies and solutions in four defined areas of application:
- Health and medicine
- Mobility and the city of the future
- Industry and production
- Critical infrastructure
In joining together, the partners hope to pool their expertise in the domains of ICT, data handling and processing, development and supply of electronic systems, and production and microelectronics. The key concern is to harness the synergies among these areas and thus cater to the whole digital networking technology chain.
Berlin, which is home not only to Fraunhofer Institutes, but also other renowned research facilities, universities, businesses and a lively start-up scene, is the ideal location for such an undertaking. The Center hopes to make use of these assets to drive digital networking in Germany and abroad forward, and to position Berlin as a hub for the next wave of digitalization.
Industry partners have the opportunity to collaborate with the Fraunhofer Institutes involved in the Center in research projects. Such projects enjoy access to the institutes’ existing technology infrastructure and offer the advantage of a direct transfer of research findings into practice.
The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation works closely alongside the Technische Universität Berlin, in particular with the faculties of mathematics and natural sciences, electrical engineering and computer science, and transport and machine systems.
The Center is sponsored by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research.