Pervasive, robust, and trustworthy platforms
PEng addresses a clear need in practice: Although digitization is omnipresent, genuine software DNA is present in only a few German organizations. As software-defined infrastructures, platforms form the basis of digitalization for the deep and overarching networking of economic, societal, and government actors. By building suitable capabilities, approaches, and tools, PEng helps counter the ongoing loss of sovereignty to non-European platforms.
Through application-oriented research, we develop practice-relevant prototypes that serve to evaluate research results and transfer knowledge to industry. The methods developed in these activities are transferred to various domains ranging from industrial manufacturing and smart energy systems, to agriculture and the financial sector. As a result, we are pursuing our vision to successfully apply German industry’s core expertise - engineering - to the topic of platforms and generate economically and technologically sustainable solutions.
As part of the fortiss Labs, PEng develops real demonstrators that can be experienced in order to make state-of-the-art in research tangible and to experiment together with industry and academic partners.