Fraunhofer IAO

Fraunhofer IAO

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The basis for all work undertaken at the Fraunhofer IAO is a deep conviction that business success in a globalised arena is contingent on an ability to profitably leverage new high-tech potentials. In order to optimally exploit these opportunities, companies must be capable of developing and implementing customer and employee-oriented technologies faster than their competitors. Work organisation concepts must be simultaneously innovative and anthropocentric. A systematic design, in other words, is the outcome of pooled management and technical expertise. This holistic perspective when it comes to project processing ensures that equal consideration is given to commercial success, employees' interests and social consequences.

Through its close cooperation with the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) of the University of Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IAO unites basic university research with applied science and business practice.

E-car sharing comes of age E-car sharing comes of age

Giving up your own car and sharing one with other people instead – car sharing is the hot trend of the moment. But if it’s going to succeed with electric vehicles, charging times need to be shorter and booking processes simpler. That means a straightforward process for finding the electric car that best suits your needs as well as a wide-ranging charging infrastructure. more

The fascination of coworking Book release “The fascination of coworking”

The “coworking” and “coworking spaces” phenomenon is popping up in the media with increasing frequency. Even so, this way of organizing labor and cooperation appears to be the exclusive right of the self-employed or young start-up companies. For the first time, Fraunhofer IAO examines how companies and their teams can benefit from the new approaches. more

IT security in the digital society IT security in the digital society

In the age of big data, industry 4.0 and cloud computing, IT security for enterprises and consumers is growing ever more important. At the Open Identity Summit 2014, experts and industry representatives with practical experience will present solutions for secure identity management and technologies designed to enhance data protection. more

The transforming workplace The transforming workplace

Modern-day office workplaces are expected to satisfy a number of requirements. Users want flexible, ergonomic and connected work environments, so Fraunhofer IAO created its newly designed multifunctional office workplace IWWP Next to meet this demand. The prototype workplace was presented in the inHaus Center in Duisburg, Germany. more

EU project DRIVER successfully launched EU project DRIVER successfully launched

The European Union’s new demonstration project, DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) was successfully launched in May 2014. This project, gathering the expertise of 37 organisations, will jointly develop solutions for improved crisis management. more

Tenth anniversary for Stuttgart Software Technology Forum Tenth anniversary for Stuttgart Software Technology Forum

On October 14 and 15, 2014, the Stuttgart Software Technology Forum (SSF), conceived by users for users, will focus on the topics of master data management and information quality, IT and data integration, and enterprise search. more

Top-class international research into tomorrow’s mobility Top-class international research into tomorrow’s mobility

Fraunhofer IAO and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are launching a joint lab focused on mobility called the Ambient Mobility Lab. Marking the start of this collaborative effort and offering the first insights into what’s to come was an opening event held on July 9, 2014. more

Network office opens in Cluj-Napoca Network office opens in Cluj-Napoca

Fraunhofer IAO and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUC-N) have been working together in the Global Digital Production innovation network in Romania for around a year. This German-Romanian collaboration is an avenue for Fraunhofer IAO to support both industrial development and industry-oriented research in Transylvania. more

Gold for the “Golden City” of Prague Gold for the “Golden City” of Prague

On June 26, 2014, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s Morgenstadt Innovation Network honored the first winning city of the Morgenstadt City Challenge at its network meeting in Vienna. The aim of the competition, which runs until October, is to support cities in their efforts to become more future ready. more

Trend survey “Bank & Zukunft” Trend survey “Bank & Zukunft”

More than 365 decision-makers from the banking sector took part in the trend survey. In rating current challenges and developments, their responses reveal that banks are generally optimistic about the future. The biggest challenges remain the difficult interest rate situation and how to implement consistent, customer-oriented service. more

Productivity Guidelines for Services Productivity Guidelines for Services (Complete Edition, 8 Issues)

Each of the eight working groups of the strategic partnership »Productivity of Services« has produced a productivity guideline as its central result. Each guideline presents productivity scenarios, practice-oriented examples and recommendations for action. more

The R&D Management Conference 2014 The R&D Management Conference 2014

Connecting research and development with future markets was the topic of the international R&D Management Conference 2014 in Stuttgart. The three broad categories: R&D Organization and Efficiency, Strategic R&D and Technology Management, and Innovative IT Systems in R&D. more

Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, in the US and the Fraunhofer Society in Germany have teamed up to conduct the first large sample survey of open innovation adoption among large firms that we know of.

Banks & Future 2012 Banks & Future 2012

Based on the responses of banks from fifteen European countries, the European Trend Survey "Banks & Future 2012" identifies the challenges and key trends in the European payment market faced by European banks. more

Professional Training Facts 2011 Professional Training Facts 2011

Learning - Competence - Performance ; Proceedings of the Professional Training Facts Conference held at Stuttgart, Germany, 18-19 October 2011 (CD-ROM) Thinking of competence management limited to employees and optimisation of working processes, definitely underestimates its range of performance. mehr

Reser 2011 RESER 2011 ; Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)

»Productivity of Services NextGen - Beyond Output / Input«: has been the theme for the RESER 2011 conference. Researchers from different disciplines and countries have contributed their latest findings to the conference. more

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