Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
Industrial Automation Branch

Business areas

Located in the heart of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, one of Germany's strongest regions of mechanical engineering and industrial electronics, we are working on innovative solutions in the field of intelligent automation.  We strive to provide our partners from the sectors of automation technology, machine and plant engineering as well as manufacturing, with competitive advantages through directly applicable technologies and processes. We focus our activities on three business areas most relevant in Industry 4.0.


Industrial Internet

A reliable digital infrastructure is the foundation for industrial IoT applications.

Intelligent Automation

Machinery and equipment become intelligent through real-time computer models of the technical process.


The SmartFactoryOWL is the Industry 4.0 research and demonstration platform for SMEs in OWL.

IoT Real Lab | Lemgo Digital

The center of the Old Hanseatic City of Lemgo will be expanded into an open test and hands-on laboratory.

Cybersecurity in the industry

Digitalization requires IT-security competence in the middle class.

Assistance Systems

Complex technical systems require intuitive human-technology interfaces.