fortiss is expert collaboration partner for software, AI and IoT development

Comprehensive, manufacturer-independent know-how, accompanied by highly-recognized implementation expertise, makes fortiss your preferred point of contact and partner for research when it involves addressing challenging issues related to the institute’s core expertise in the areas of software, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Working together with a wide range of industry partners, fortiss has carried out more than 300 publicly-financed alliance projects over the past ten years. Within the framework of research contracts, the Free State of Bavaria research institute collaborates with a large number of leading technology companies in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing technologies sectors, among others. The research partners especially value the technical expertise of the fortiss research staff and their ability to achieve results in a solutions-oriented and efficient manner, in addition to the use of underlying technologies such as open source software. When setting up research projects, the institute is in a position to offer flexible and needs-driven solutions for issues such as intellectual property rights.

In the unit fortiss Mittelstand, we bundle together attractive information, training and implementation service offerings tailored for small-to-medium enterprises.

fortiss expertise services

  • Information events and targeted training for the transfer of the latest scientific findings and developments
  • Individual support for the development of marketable products and services
  • Scientific studies related to the enterprise-based use of current and future digital technologies
  • Initiation and coordination of national and international research networks and alliances
  • Provision of technical and vendor-independent expertise as well as solution-oriented results, enabled by many years of comprehensive experience in methods, techniques and tools

fortiss forms of collaboration

  • Research and development collaboration within the framework of publicly-financed research alliances in Bavaria, Germany and Europe (particularly for small-to-medium enterprises).
  • Contract research for the targeted preparation and utilization of research results within the framework of a direct contract.
  • Collaboration within the framework of jointly-submitted applications for open call projects, where fortiss supports small-to-medium enterprises with the development of innovative products and services related to software, AI and IoT.
  • As a non-profit research institute, fortiss can also accept donations as means of financing the purpose of your project.

With the goal of transferring knowledge, until further notice fortiss is also offering small-to-medium enterprises in Bavaria selected transfer activities at no charge. Among other things, this includes the fortiss Quick Check, an initial analysis of the software development environment in your organization.

Arrange an appointment

Are you planning a research and development project? Looking to bring an innovation to the market? As your expert point of contact, the fortiss Project Office helps you with your planned projects and puts you in touch with the right experts within the institute. Apart from information about initial collaboration and funding opportunities, our experts will also provide confidential feedback regarding ongoing research and development projects.

Arrange an appointment with your fortiss contact person, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the process and the key aspects of the research collaboration, all without obligation.

More information

Brochure Chancen für den Mittelstand
Chancen für den Mittelstand
fortiss whitepaper Center for Code Excellence
Code Excellence
Whitepaper Open Calls
Open Calls - Funding for SMEs made easy
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fortiss Whitepaper QuickCheck Digitalisierung
QuickCheck Digitization