Analytics, data and applications – Planned establishment of a unique research infrastructure to support businesses in Bavaria
Data is the new raw material in the digital world. The major challenge for businesses, now and in the future, is to remain competitive by exploiting this data using analysis and evaluation techniques.
This calls for the development of appropriate models and methods, and the training of future specialists to implement them – a task that requires close collaboration between science and industry. Fraunhofer IIS has recognized this need and aims to meet it by growing its expertise in the field of cognitive sensor systems.
To do so, Fraunhofer IIS has forged close contacts with the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, especially with Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin (industrial mathematics), and with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), and other Bavarian universities.
Fraunhofer IIS’s network of industrial and research partners forms the ideal foundation for this project’s success. By concentrating expertise in the ADA Center, the institute will be able to offer companies sustainable solutions for improving their business processes. Advantages include shorter response times to changed process or customer requirements, higher-quality decision-making, the creation of new business fields and models for data-driven services, direct access to innovative product ideas, and the availability of skilled young experts.
The ADA Center is a novel initiative, unique of its kind in Germany, launched to create a new type of research infrastructure to support businesses in Bavaria, especially in the SME sector. What’s more, it offers great potential for augmenting Bavaria’s international visibility as beacon for research in this field.