fortiss Mittelstand

fortiss Mittelstand

The contact point for all questions regarding the digital transformation for companies in Bavaria.

We support you on the path to the digital transformation

The digital transformation affects small and large companies alike. Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular require support to manage this transformation.

    Your questions

    • Is my product still competitive?
    • How can I adapt my product to changing market conditions?
    • In what direction does my company have to move in order to remain competitive?
    • How can I improve my processes?
    • How can I train and educate my employees?
    • Is a research project really the right thing for my company?


    Information events

    Public events with presentations, demonstrators, practical tutorials and networking opportunities

    Contract research

    Company-tailored solutions – with research character

    Research networks

    fortiss acts as your partner in joint research projects


    Events designed to communicate theoretical knowledge and practical experience with current technologies

    Individual advancement

    Company-specific workshops for the individual development of employees and discussion of specific problems


    Providing hardware and software infrastructures to companies for trying out and testing new technologies

    We rely on an extensive network of experts from research, industry, associations and administration in order to find the best possible solution for your company.

    You will find further information in our brochure Chancen für den Mittelstand (german)


    You can find information and an overview of government funding programmes in the funding database of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

    The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy also offers extensive funding opportunities for different target groups and sectors.

    Based on our many years of experience in the field of collaborative research, we support you and your company in your funded research project.

    Events and training

    Dr. Wolfgang Köhler

    Your contact

    Dr. Wolfgang Köhler

    +49 89 3603522 172

    Projects and fields of research

    Our Network

    [Translate to English:] Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Augsburg
    IBO GmbH
    bayme - Bayerischer Unternehmens- verband Metall und Elektro e. V.
    [Translate to English:] Forschungs- und Transferverbünde des Bundes wie KMU-innovativ
    [Translate to English:] Programm „Smart Anything Everywhere“ der Europäischen Kommission
    [Translate to English:] Mittelstand Digital
    [Translate to English:] Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand