Research Areas

Fraunhofer IIS – Conducting Research in a Variety of Areas

The Fraunhofer brand stands for contract research of the highest international standards. Fraunhofer IIS offers commercial and industrial companies a variety of collaborative options – from R&D services, licensing of technologies and systems, technology integration and the development of components, to project support and advice and conducting market studies. We would be happy to assist you in the following research areas:


Audio and Media Technologies

The Audio and Media Technologies division of Fraunhofer IIS has been conducting research on audio and image coding and signal processing for more than 30 years. The institute is widely known for its significant role in the development of the mp3 and AAC audio coding standards as well as for the creation of the DCI test plan and tools for Digital Cinema.


Communication Systems

The Communication Systems Division researches and develops communication solutions for different industries and applications.


Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT

Fraunhofer EZRT is an internationally leading research and development center in the area of non-destructive monitoring along the entire product life cycle, ranging from raw materials via production towards recycling.


Engineering of Adaptive Systems

As your business partner, the research area »Engineering of Adaptive Systems« develops technologies for future-oriented applications and offers innovative as well as robust system solutions.


Positioning and Networks

The Positioning and Networks business unit develops wireless communication, positioning and identification technologies for connected digital applications in the markets for production, logistics, security, mobility and sport/fitness.  



Smart Sensing and Electronics

We develop smart sensors, integrated circuits and software solutions for a better everyday life.


Supply Chain Services

The Fraunhofer IIS – Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS leverages data to optimize business processes by combining economic methods and technological solutions with mathematical procedures and models: at its Nuremberg and Bamberg sites, the Center designs data spaces for complete networked systems and rapidly deployable IoT prototypes, develops cutting-edge data analytics methods in concrete applications, and supports the organizational and strategic implementation of the digital transformation.

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