About fortiss

About fortiss

Gaining the edge through software

For many years, the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems fortiss has been conducting first-class research activities, with a highly-recognized level of expertise, into the development of software-intensive systems, an issue that plays a central role for Bavaria’s high-tech industry. These systems are increasingly based on closely-related technologies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Several aspects have special significance, including:

  • a pioneering role in the manageable development of reliable and safe software, AI and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
  • a multifaceted, direct correlation to industry partners for the solutions-oriented implementation of the results of the research and development activities.
  • an attractive service offering for the transfer of knowledge related to current developments in software, AI and IoT.
  • internal, expertise-oriented structures that offer talented researchers the best development opportunities.


solutions-oriented first-class research into the manageable development of software-intensive systems that are increasingly decentralized and autonomous


competent research and contact partner for the development of software- and research-based solutions for resident industry and public administration organizations


attractive service portfolio for the transfer of knowledge and the anchoring of the developed solutions in order to address the most important challenges facing industry and society