Fraunhofer Day of Cognitive Internet Technologies – Revolutionary Solutions for Industry

NOV 2018


Berlin, Germany

On November 22, 2018 the "Fraunhofer Day of Cognitive Internet Technologies" takes place at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin.

The industry needs a "new Internet". The Internet, as we know it, is unsuitable as a technical infrastructure for digitized and agile product development, for flexible services and facilities in many places. As a result, companies often face obstacles in their digitization projects that are barely predictable. What appears to be conclusive and error-free in the conception phase fails in reality at initially seemingly banal hurdles. To cope this, Fraunhofer is developing a new cognitive Internet for the industry: With key technologies of cognitive sensing, data sovereignty and data economy, as well as new methods of Machine Learning and corresponding security concepts.

The elaborate use of cognitive Internet technologies aims to enable companies to control the complex processes of digital business processes, to use Machine Learning even for small databases, to react in real time to events and to make the right decisions. The "Fraunhofer Day of Cognitive Internet Technologies" presents key technologies, concrete application scenarios and the vision for an industrial Internet in the years ahead.


  • Networking lunch and exhibition on cognitive Internet technologies
  • Opening talk: "Plan K: Panel Discussion on the Cognitive Future of Industry"
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer,  president of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
    Peter Altmaier (requested), Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
    Iris Plöger, member of the executive board of the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI)
  • Insight into the Fraunhofer labs: Fraunhofer institute directors present their approaches and key technologies for a new cognitive Internet for the industry
  • Reality check: Microsoft, ThyssenKrupp and other business enterprises experts interactively discuss the hurdles with the audience and the previous solution approaches for the digitization of industry

Subsequently, the participants get the opportunity to deepen their individual focus in parallel technology workshops:

  • workshop 1: Machine Learning and expert know-how – driving force of KI for the industry
  • workshop 2: international data spaces: data sovereignty and secure data exchange
  • workshop 3: IoT technologies for use in industry and mobility

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