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.

    Contact us to discuss the following questions with you:

    • 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?

    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. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information at

    You will find further information in our brochure Chancen für den Mittelstand (german). You can find an overview of our service portfolio here:


    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

    Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI

    As part of the EU's Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative, fortiss is registered as a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH). The DIH is a point of call for digitisation issues for businesses of all sizes and it helps them exploit the digital transformation.

    The Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI is open to all businesses in Bavaria and provides information on digital technologies that contribute to improving entrepreneurial competitiveness. fortiss places particular importance on the networking of knowledge holders so that companies can answer questions about the future viability of their own production processes, products or services. This happens primarily through events or through the support of project consortiums.

    On our website you can find more information about the Munich Innovation Hub for Applied AI here.


    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.The European Union also offers numerous funding opportunities, which can be found via the EURAXESS search portal. Calls for proposals sorted by topic can be found via the funding platform. An actual overview of active Open Calls in the framework of Horizon 2020 is provided by the Funding & Tender Opportunities.

    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
    [Translate to English:] Programm „Smart Anything Everywhere“ der Europäischen Kommission
    bayme - Bayerischer Unternehmens- verband Metall und Elektro e. V.
    [Translate to English:] Forschungs- und Transferverbünde des Bundes wie KMU-innovativ
    [Translate to English:] Cluster Mechatronik & Automation Management gGmbH
    [Translate to English:] Mittelstand Digital
    [Translate to English:] Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand