High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft uses High-Performance Centers to pursue the goal of sustainable location development. The Fraunhofer concept is based on existing cooperation with relevant players from the world of science and regional networking with industry. All dimensions are included: Research and teaching, promotion of young talent, overarching infrastructures, innovation and transfer in SMEs and large companies.

Cooperation between companies, universities and research institutions in Kaiserslautern has been institutionalized in the Simulation and Software-based Innovation Performance Center since 2016 and has significantly expanded existing collaborations and transfer measures. The science city of Kaiserslautern offers a unique infrastructure in Germany in the field of applied IT research and, in particular, hardware, software and network-based digital technologies, which is demonstrated by a wide range of coordinated activities and the joint presence of regional companies and institutions under the umbrella of SIAK e.V. (Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern). The concept sees itself as an instrument for securing innovation and exploitation-oriented excellence in key topics for selected regions.

Our Research

Our work is divided into different modules. In our research and development labs (R&D-Labs), we pursue a methodical approach and develop new concepts and algorithms. We then make these basic technologies available to our transfer centers. The centers are actively involved in projects in collaboration with business partners from various sectors. Finally, we pool the expertise and technologies acquired from the transfer centers and R&D-Labs in our strategic transfer fields. There we address socially and economically relevant future topics together with our partners.

Upcoming Events


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 03.06.2024 – 07.06.2024

Math-Talent-School Girls-Camp 2024

The MINT-EC-Math-Talent-School is aimed at schoolgirls who would like to gain an insight into the professional world of mathematicians and would like to exchange ideas with other interested parties. What is applied mathematics anyway?

Experience it for yourself and register by 31.03.2024!


Fraunhofer ITWM/ Kaiserslautern / Pro3-Workshop / 15.02.2024

»MESHFREE Simulations in Process Engineering«

The workshop is primarily aimed at students of process engineering or related subjects who are interested in solving problems with our numerical software »MESHFREE«.


Kaiserslautern / Winterschool / 19.02. – 23.02.2024

QUIP Winterschool 2024

The QUIP Winter School brings together students, leading researchers and industry to discuss the latest developments, challenges and applications in the field of Quantum Machine Learning. The program includes intensive courses, lectures and workshops on the topic, with experts from our institute as speakers.

The registration deadline is 15.01.2024


Fraunhofer IESE / 26.02. / 22.04 / 03.06.2024

Certified Data Scientist

The course provides you with a broad spectrum of knowledge that will enable you to work efficiently in data science teams.

Next dates:

  • 26.02.2024
  • 22.04.2024
  • 03.06.2024

Fraunhofer ITWM / Digitales Seminar / 05.03. – 07.03.2024

Introdcution to MESHFREE

MESHFREE can be used to simulate a variety of situations as it efficiently adapts to moving geometry elements such as agitators of mixing devices or the movement of free surfaces. In the course we will give an overview of the tool and show how the software can best support your requirements.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Kaiserslautern / Conference / 10. – 12.03.2024

14. Terahertz Young Scientists Meeting

The event offers young terahertz researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas and present their work in a friendly and international atmosphere.

This event is organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in cooperation with the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU).


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM / Workshop / 12.03. – 13.03.2024

Workshop Terahertz Technology and Applications 2024

Terahertz technology has proven to be a valuable tool for applications in diagnostics, measurement and testing. However, the industrial use of this technology raises some difficult questions. Theworkshop promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience between science and industry


RPTU / Kaiserslautern / Konferenz / 13.–14.03.2024

Internationales Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The conference is all about new developments in the commercial vehicle industry. In addition to 40 lectures and poster presentations, there will also be a specialist exhibition by companies and a dedicated vehicle exhibition.
The Fraunhofer ITWM and Fraunhofer IESE will also be represented with presentations.


Fraunhofer IESE / Seminar / 19.–21.03.2024

Systems und Software Product Line Engineering

The »Systems and Software Product Line Engineering« seminar is aimed at anyone who wants or needs to make systems engineering and software development faster, cheaper and better. 



IVW, Kaiserslautern / Workshop /10.–12.04..2024

Leibniz MMS Days 2024

Together with the Leibniz Research Network »Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (MMS)«, the Leibniz-Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is organizing the »Leibniz MMS Days1 at the Kaiserslautern site for the first time this year. Participants can look forward to exciting presentations and an exchange with other researchers, and this year there will also be an MMS Science Slam!
Registrations are open until February 9, 2024.

More Seminars for Research and Science 2024

More Previous Events 2024

Latest News From Our Research


KOMMS / Press Release / 18.02.2024

Komms Modelling Week in Gerolstein

From the 18th to 23 February, 36 students in years 10, 11 and 12 from all over Rhineland-Palatinate came together for the Felix Klein Modelling Week. At Gerolstein Youth Hostel, they learn how to solve problems using mathematical modelling and computer simulations based on authentic problems from professional practice.


High Performance Centre Simulation and Software Based Innovation / Press Release / 15.02.2024

Zai Müller-Zhang is the new Deputy Managing Director

After six years, Dr Matthias Jung is leaving his position as Deputy Director of our High-Performance Centre due to his professorship in Computer Engineering at the University of Würzburg. His successor, Zai Müller-Zhang, intends to focus on the development of new methods and the transfer of results to industry.


RPTU / Press Release / 25.01.2024

Eye Tracking Technology Helps to Improve Learning Processes

Dr. Stefan Rutzika's team from the Department of Mathematics at RPTU Kaiserslautern investigated the use of the eye-tracking technique in several studies. This involves recording the eye movements of pupils as they work on various tasks. The results can be used to improve learning systems so that they adapt to the individual strengths and weaknesses of the learner.


DFKI / Press release / 18.01.2024

New Project »FAIRe« started

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on mobile devices has so far been less efficient due to limited computing power, storage space and power supply. To change this, DFKI is working together with the French computer science institute Inria on a new approach to reduce model size and computing effort by using »Frugal AI«.


DFKI / Press release / 14.12.2023

rbb Podcast: »AI – and now?«

In the latest episode of the rbb podcast »AI – and now? How we want to live artificial intelligence«, Nadia Kailouli and DFKI expert Aljoscha Burchardt discuss AI and the current shortage of skilled workers. What will happen to the skilled trades when computers become part of more and more areas of our everyday lives?


Fraunhofer IESE / Press release / 10.12.2023

Mobility of the Future – Fraunhofer IESE at ARD

In the ARD documentary »Go ahead...! ÖPNV - Mobility of the Future«, Fraunhofer IESE expert Patrick Hennig, among others, presents the study »Mobilitätswende 2023«. In the study, the researchers developed possible future visions for the structure of public transport as well as recommendations for action for companies.


DFKI / Press release / 07.12.2023

DFKI Expert at Digitaltalk Niedersachsen

At the event, DFKI expert Dr. Sebastian Pütz discussed new opportunities for digitalization in sustainable agriculture, production and water management with other researchers.


RPTU / Press release / 05.12.2023

First Place in the »Digital Innovations Start-up Competition«

The jury of this year's »Start-up Competition – Digital Innovations« of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) has selected six main winners from 220 applications in the summer round. Among them is the five-member team from Inline Process Solutions (IPS), which is conducting research as a start-up at RPTU.




The online learning program is free of charge, time-independent and self-paced!


Further offers from the cooperation project IDEENWALD.

Those interested in founding a company (master's students, doctoral candidates and employees) of the High Performance Center are welcome!