Research for IoT-Systems

Secure Internet of Things devices and applications

In the research area IoT-Systems, we combine interdisciplinary processes and developments in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanics and industrial design.

We offer you a technology-neutral one-stop shop for customer-specific planning and development of applications in the Internet of Things and their system integration in the sectors of industry, facility management, environmental technology, energy, logistics and transport.

Our focus is on the application-specific integration of wireless communication systems, localization systems, self-sufficient power supplies, Edge Computing platforms including Edge Analytics and application-specific sensor technology considering tailored IT security.

IoT-Systems – At a glance



Learn more about our research and development results for the Internet of Things.



We develop, implement and optimize processes, products and systems to application and market maturity. We align our research with the latest methods and findings.

Applications & Projects

Find out about the possibilities in your area of application with our developments and find out more about current projects in practice.


Highlight: Cyber Security

As part of a holistic approach, we focus our research on the secure integration of IoT devices. We pass on our knowledge in tools, methods and training courses.

Highlight: Energy Harvesting

In Energy Harvesting, we develop and investigate technologies and systems for generating energy from the environment to supply small electronic consumers.

Highlight: Wireless Sensors

We develop and realize energy-optimized, wirelessly communicating sensor modules, i.a. in the fields of environmental sensors, gas sensors and fill levels.

Current topics

Press releases

All press releases from the field of localization and networking can be found under Press from Fraunhofer IIS.


Using Energy Harvesting to power sensors in production environment

Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical parameters and data, such sensors require permanent power. Fraunhofer IIS has developed a self-sufficient power supply specifically for IIoT sensors that uses existing vibrations, for example from machines, to generate electrical ener-gy. Thus, these sensors can be used for condition monitoring in production and require neither power cables nor constant battery changes.



The European Union H2020 «EnABLES» research infrastructure project has just launched its Transnational Access program, which offers free-of-charge access to equipment, tools and expertise related to «powering the Internet of Things (IoT)». The vision of EnABLES is to develop Energy Harvesting solutions and finding ways to reduce the power consumption of devices to eliminate the need for battery replacement.


Cyber Security for IoT applications

Meanwhile almost every area of daily life needs modern communication systems. Reliable communication systems are essential for a functioning economy and our closely networked society.

Our goal: To increase the safety awareness of all involved


Energy self-sufficient tracking

Together with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Fraunhofer IIS developed a tracking system that monitors selected sensor data with energy self-sufficiency. With previous solutions, it is only possible to reliably locate rescue workers in hazardous environments or track containers in the industry with little effort. The results of the project were presented at the Hannover Messe 2017.


Edge Computing Platform OGEMA

Digital Industry 4.0 processes generate a multitude of data. Frequently, cloud communication is not quick and effective enough. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS introduced OGEMA, an Edge Computing platform, at the Hannover Messe, which provides economical and secure data collection and processing of information directly in the application.


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