August 10, 2018

Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is entering the second phase after successful evaluation

August 10, 2018

The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is entering its second phase, two years after its founding. External experts from business and science have positively evaluated the performance center. The Fraunhofer Executive Board announces the further funding. By the end of 2020, the state of Berlin and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft will also be investing a total of six million euros in the Center for Digital Transformation for the new funding phase.

The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is an innovation hub for the agile implementation of digital projects. With its transfer centers and laboratories, the Center for Digital Transformation, as a companion to the digital transformation, offers its partners the opportunity to rapidly achieve concrete results with innovations. The portfolio ranges from support for the implementation of secure cyber-physical systems to the realization of application scenarios with the new 5G network technology. The successful cooperation of the four Fraunhofer Institutes Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK and Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM will be continued in the second phase.

Digital networking, artificial intelligence and new methods of data analysis are necessary for maintaining the global competitiveness of German economy. “This applies in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises, as the digital technologies of the 21st century enable the development of completely new business models along the entire value chain”, emphasizes Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. "Together with German companies, we are successfully implementing the digital transformation via future technologies at the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation."

The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation

The Centers of Excellence of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft organize the association of university and non-university research with the industry. These Centers are characterized by partners with binding and consistent roadmaps in the performance dimensions of research and teaching, promotion of young talent, infrastructure, innovation and transfer. Research is being conducted on basic and cross-sectional technologies as well as on solutions for four specific areas of application: telemedicine, mobility and the city of the future, industry and production, and critical infrastructures.

As part of his summer science tour, Mayor Michael Müller will visit the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation on August 15, 2018, for a press conference.