Researching with success!
For more than 10 years, fortiss has successfully implemented the principal – research. application. success. – together with its partners in industry, research and government. The institute places special emphasis on collaboration with small-to-medium enterprises in Bavaria – and as result is writing a Bavarian success story.
This success is evident in the more than 300 industry-wide projects to date, in which the process of research cooperation – from development of the idea to implementation of the result in real-world applications – has been realized to the benefit of all participants. Each fortiss success story is one part of this achievement and demonstrates how collaborative research efforts establish technology trends and accelerate the development of innovative ideas and solutions.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered the key technology of the future across all industries. AI boasts enormous long-term potential to change society, industry and human coexistence. Norms and standards are the best prerequisite for this development, because they offer transparency, explainability and quality and in this way ensure the immense innovative power of AI technology.
Advanced wireless technologies make it possible for automobiles to connect with their surroundings, so that multiple vehicles can communicate with one another on the road, save energy, avoid traffic congestion and avoid dangerous traffic situations. While connecting vehicles offers many advantages, cyber security will nevertheless become a major challenge.
As a leading provider of measurement instruments for industrial process control systems with a long tradition, Endress+Hauser places a very high value on a high level of customer satisfaction. The robustness and absolute reliability of our products in complex industrial environments plays a crucial role. At the same time, we want to offer our customers the latest opportunities and benefits of digital solutions, especially in industrial Internet of Things environments. With this mind, for us there is no option other than excellence in development. We rely on our own outstanding employees and the right external partners. And here we highly value the expertise of fortiss in order to reflect on our actions, analyze opportunities for improvement, and align ourselves with the current state of science and technology.
Autonomous driving will essentially revolutionize the automobile. Artificial intelligence will play a central role and help to adapt automobiles for the future. One significant area of research on the way there is predicting the behavior of all traffic participants. The focus here is on road traffic prognoses that are as reliable and safe as possible. In order to create these prognoses, the methods will draw on AI technology.
Climate change and the energy transformation require innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable supply of electricity and heat. Increasing electrification, expansion of decentralized energy generation and growing power grid fluctuations are testing the limits of the existing supply system, a situation that can only be overcome with novel solutions.
The experts at fortiss have shown us how we can digitalize our production process. This allows us to digitally track the path of our products and guarantee their authenticity, thus deterring potential counterfeiters. We were persuaded by the methods-based approach from fortiss because it led to concrete results.
Agricultural digitalization connects various processes and participants together through a wide range of information. Apart from farmers, the players include IT service providers, agricultural technology manufacturers, consultants and public administration. The benefits of using digital technology can be clearly seen in potential increases in sustainability and productivity, as well as reduced/streamlined labor.
When it comes to autonomous mobility, today this term is still primarily associated with the self-driving automobile. Nevertheless, the autonomous mobility of small robots is increasingly becoming a key issue in numerous fields of application, whether for unmanned space exploration missions or for emergency services in the harsh environment of nuclear power plants. In these areas, systems that can adapt to wet or sandy ground have a special advantage over devices that only use legs to move around.