The High-Performance Center Electronic Systems (LZE) is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, its institutes Fraunhofer IIS and Fraunhofer IISB, and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
In collaboration with selected partners from industry, the high-performance center functions as a strategic cooperation platform. Its primary focus is on the product-oriented transfer and exploitation of technology and on excellent application-oriented research into state-of-the-art electronic systems.
To this end, “KMU-Springboard LZE” was launched at the start of 2021 with the goal of building up an SME transfer platform for future technologies in the domain of electronic systems in order to fulfill the special requirements of cooperation with SMEs. Fraunhofer IIS was involved in two subprojects.
In the first subproject “XRAY4KMU”, we devoted ourselves to the development of novel, digital and optimized processes for X-ray services in our Development Center X-ray Technology (EZRT) division. In this way, we make it easier for SMEs to get to grips with this subject and simplify the use of these services specifically for this customer group.
Furthermore, many innovations relating to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) require new communication solutions. Here, again, the threshold for SMEs is very high. In the “IIOT4KMU” subproject, we created shared interfaces with industrial partners so that projects can be implemented with greater speed and efficiency. Components that were not available from industrial partners were developed and made available through the marketing avenues at the high-performance center’s disposal. These measures make it considerably easier for SMEs to make the move into modern IIoT solutions.
Even though the “KMU-Springboard LZE” project ran its course on December 31, 2021, new projects are already ready to go. The next project phase at the high-performance center will begin in 2022 and run until 2024.