From research to realisation: Innovations with success
For more than ten years, fortiss has successfully implemented the principle of research. apply. design. together with its partners from business, research and administration. In doing so, the state research institute places a special focus on cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises in Bavaria, thus writing Bavarian success stories.
To date, this success is evident in more than 350 cross-industry projects. The process of research cooperation - from the development of the idea to the implementation of the results in daily use - could be realized profitably for all participants. Every single fortiss success story is a part of this and proves how research together with business sets technology trends and advances the development of innovative ideas and solutions.
Digitalization of public administration services, one of the German government’s central projects, is already underway despite the multiple challenges. The project DR&P relies on the administrative services taking a proactive role, thus going one important step further than what online formulas have provided to date. In this way, administrative services are provided automatically without the user's request or intervention.
Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a disease of the retina caused by diabetes, is the most common cause of vision loss in adults aged 25-60 in Europe. By using the fortiss software Neural Network Dependability Kit (NNDK), a deep learning model has been developed that can be used directly in a retinal camera during screening. The solution supports ophthalmologists in the precise and consistent assessment and diagnosis of DR.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered the key technology of the future across all industries. 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.
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.
India’s economy has constantly grown over the past years, with the result that the demand for energy has also increased dramatically in the southern Asia country. With an aging infrastructure and daily power outages, the growing demand for electricity poses major challenges for the energy market in India.
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.
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.
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.
Autonomous driving will essentially revolutionize the automobile. Artificial intelligence will play a central role and help to adapt automobiles for the future. The focus here is on road traffic prognoses that are as reliable and safe as possible.
With the open-source tool AutoFOCUS 3, fortiss is demonstrating how system architecture analysis and optimization can be automated through model-based development in order to efficiently respond to target conflicts and changes.
Advanced wireless technologies make it possible for automobiles to connect with their surroundings. While connecting vehicles offers many advantages, cyber security will nevertheless become a major challenge.
In an increasingly digitalized world, digital manufacturing platforms, intelligent factory tools and Industry 4.0 concepts are increasingly merging. The EFPF project aimed to transform the manufacturing landscape and realize a highly networked and intelligent ecosystem of the future.
Connectivity is currently the most crucial factor for the digital transformation. Under these conditions, there is an increasing focus on the next phase of industrial connectivity, which will involve even more mobility, automatic configurability and simple integration of a large number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The DetNetWiFiEdge project aimed to lay the foundations for seamless, reliable and high-performance wireless connectivity in industrial environments and thus further develop the potential of the IoT for the production landscape. To this end, innovative approaches for the seamless integration of Wi-Fi 6 in industrial environments were investigated.
Finding unexplored destinations, daytrips without traffic jams and museum visits without waiting in line, the BayernCloud Tourismus platform is designed to facilitate all of these benefits. As a central data node, the platform serves as an information hub that allows tourism providers and tourism locations to call up relevant information – at any time and from anywhere – and utilize it or make it available in their own service offerings.
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a significant step towards the digitalization of our society and economy. For this reason the European Commission is working on the next generation of the Internet of Things (NGIoT) together with industry, public organizations and research institutes in order to unleash the potential of the IoT technologies specifically for EU member states.
In the digital transformation, edge computing plays a crucial role in the further development of technologies and services. The near real-time processing of data directly at the edge of the network enables innovative applications and significantly improves the performance of systems. A significant contribution to this field of research was made by the C4AI Edge project..