Focus on people
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO helps companies and institutions introduce new business models and efficient processes to make their businesses more successful. With our in-depth knowledge of organizational structures and technologies, we have the skills you need to put applied research into practice. We participate in international networks, investigating and shaping the frontline themes that are most relevant to the future of Germany as a business location.
Our goal is to systematically optimize the ways in which people, organizations and technology interact.
Fraunhofer IAO has its finger on the pulse when it comes to today’s mega trends in technology and society.
Our research focuses on the following key areas:
- Digitalization and its effects on human-machine interaction, work design and business models
- Opportunities and challenges of urbanization and the “future market city”
- Impact of demographic changes on skills, employment and work
- Sustainable mobility concepts based on intelligent technologies
Our clients range from major corporations and SMEs to public sector bodies and institutions.
Our solutionsWe offer you a distinctive knowledge advantage and show you ways of quickly adapting this knowledge to your specific needs and using it to make your business more profitable. Whatever the project, people are at the heart of everything we do – and we never lose sight of the social repercussions.
Our interdisciplinary teams bring together colleagues from a range of specialist fields, including business management and economics, computer science, engineering, natural sciences, and social science. They take a wide-ranging, holistic approach to analyzing key issues in order to pinpoint the most practical and feasible solutions.
Our network and cooperations
We work closely together with our partner institute – the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) at the University of Stuttgart – as well as the Technical University of Berlin and a number of other institutes of higher education.
Combined, Fraunhofer IAO and the IAT employ about 650 people and have a total of 15,000 m2 of office space, demonstration centers, and development and test laboratories.