fortiss Mittelstand

fortiss Mittelstand

The address for all questions relating to digital transformation for bavarian businesses

We accompany you on the path to digital transformation


The challenge of digital transformation - our experts will help you master it

Digital transformation is affecting both small and large companies alike. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs, German: Mittelstand) need support to manage the change. They face the following questions:


Is my product still competitive?

  • How can I adapt my product to the changed market?
  • In which direction does my company have to move in order to remain competitive?
  • How can I improve my processes?
  • How can I train my staff?
  • Is a research project necessary for my company?
Dr. Wolfgang Köhler

Your contact

Dr. Wolfgang Köhler

+49 89 3603522 172

How we can help

We created the fortiss Mittelstand for SMEs for this very purpose. It offers a range of formats and specific measures to help your business advance with digitisation. For example,

  • Tech days and meet-ups or, in cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), the "Research Breakfast" format, in which we update you on current trends and technological developments.
  • In QuickChecks and workshops, we work with you to develop specific approaches and create a digitisation strategy that is tailored to your business.
  • We then help you implement these strategies through implementation projects.
  • With regard to Industry 4.0, the SME 4.0 Competence Centre in Augsburg is your point of call in the region. We will put you in touch with the local experts.

We rely on an extensive network of experts, made up of representatives from science, industry, associations and the administration to find the best possible solution for your business.

You can find our complete range of services in our brochure Chancen für den Mittelstand (in German)


Our Network

[Translate to English:] Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Augsburg
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