We develop IoT solutions for intelligent factories and cities

Department Digital Infrastructure (DIS)

The Digital Infrastructure department researches and develops technical solutions and integrated environments for IoT (Internet of Things) applications for use in smart factories and smart cities.

We build the foundations and develop architectures for the (Industrial) IoT. In order to provide context-sensitive situation analysis, computer systems must be able to monitor the cyber-physical system using sensors and localization. We design smart sensor systems for machinery and equipment, work on real-time data processing and construct software-controlled networks with flexible and integrative protocols. The aim is to provide the right quality of information, thereby enabling efficient interaction between people, products, machines and infrastructure. We research and develop network solutions that structure and transfer information in real time. Our network architectures all feature flexibility, interoperability, speed, intelligent network controls and security.

We develop various kinds of systems for indoor localization, object recognition and smart sensors. We also develop applications for the Industrial Internet. These include real-time Ethernet and industrial wireless solutions, real-time middleware, and network management and system integration solutions. In the field of cybersecurity, we design hardware and software that secures critical infrastructure in industrial environments. In addition to R&D services, we also offer hands-on training and consultancy in all of these areas.

More information on the website of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA


More information

Further information about the department Digital Infrastructure can be found on the website of the Industrial Automation branch IOSB-INA, to which the department belongs.

Industrial Communication & IoT

This division of IOSB-INA deals with the infrastructural foundations of industrial IoT applications.


Intelligent sensor systems

More control and efficiency through real-time data acquisition and processing are the focus of this division of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA.

Cybersecurity in production

This division is committed to providing the necessary IT security expertise to medium-sized companies.

Smart City

This division of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA develops the reference platform for the digital transformation of medium-sized cities.


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