fortiss Mittelstand

fortiss Mittelstand

Contract research

[Translate to English:] fortiss mittelstand Auftragsforschung

At fortiss, we can design individual solutions with research character, such as prototype development, for the specific needs of companies as well. Depending on your individual wishes and the manner in which the research contract is assigned, the project can be carried out by employees of the institute, as well as by university interns under the supervision of an employee.

Do you have a concrete idea regarding an innovative product or service that you would like to implement on a pilot basis? Do you need a reliable partner to provide you with technical support? Our employees work with numerous companies on a daily basis, creating innovative solutions to address concrete challenges. We would be glad to assist you as well! Simply get in touch with us!

In pilot projects our researchers collaborate with your company on specific challenges. Depending on the scope of the project, we can develop initial concepts, all the way to cooperative industry-wide software solutions, plus evaluate them in industrial environments (technology readiness level 6 – TRL-6).

Areas of focus


  • Individual pilot project support
  • 3 to 12 month timeframe, depending on the project and its scope
  • Result: evaluated prototype (TR-Level 6)


  • Industrial automation & robotics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Public administration

Unlike government-funded research projects, with contract research we focus solely on your concrete challenges and address them within a tailored framework. You benefit from our knowledge of current research findings, our manufacturer-independent perspective and our many years of experience in collaborative project work.

 Norman Schaffer

Your contact

Norman Schaffer

+49 89 3603522 451