High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation

High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation

With performance centers, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft pursues the goal of sustainable location development. The Fraunhofer concept relies on existing cooperations with relevant players from the scientific community and regional networking with the business community. All dimensions are included: Research and teaching, promotion of young scientists, overarching infrastructures, innovation and transfer in SMEs and large companies.

Cooperation between companies, universities, and research institutions at the Kaiserslautern location has been institutionalized in the Simulation and Software-based Innovation Performance Center since 2016 and has significantly expanded existing cooperations and transfer measures. The City of Science Kaiserslautern offers a nationwide unique infrastructure in the field of applied IT research and especially hardware-, software- and network-based digital technologies, which is characterized by a variety of coordinated activities and by the joint appearance 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 innovation and exploitation-oriented excellence assurance in key topics for selected regions.

Upcoming Events


Kaiserslautern / Conference / 13.09. – 14.09.2023

IPS Cable Simulation User Conference 2023

fleXstructures GmbH, IPS AB, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre FCC and Faunhofer ITWM are hosting the fifth IPS Cable Simulation Conference. Many users of IPS Cable Simulation use the conference to learn more about the development of the software and new features, and to share their own experiences with users from different fields and countries.


Kaiserslautern / Event / 14.09.2023

Tomorrow Thinker Summit »Rethink your Business – Digital.Sustainable.Ahead«

Look forward to top-class speakers, participate in lively discussions and benefit from insightful insider tips from our customers!


Kaiserslautern / Event / 14.09.2023

A virtual tour of the Pfaffgelände

In order to present the innovative solutions of the »EnStadt:Pfaff« project to the citizens, this event series is now taking place, in which the project partners will discuss their results with the public.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Seminars

Technology Webinars

The division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« offers regularly recurring seminars and workshops on various technology topics. The next dates:


Kaiserslautern / Conference / 14. – 15.09.2023

International IVW-Colloquium

On September 14 and 15, 2023, you can expect top-class lectures from science and application at the colloquium focusing on »Eco-Efficiency With Composite«, organized by the Leibniz Institute for Composites.


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM / Seminar

Projectmanagement for PhD Students

At Fraunhofer ITWM, two project management seminars for PhD students on different phases during the PhD are offered in September:


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern / Conference / 25.09. – 27.09.2023

KLAIM 2023

Call for Papers for KLAIM 2023: More information about the conference will follow. The aim of the biennial conference is to provide a forum for applied mathematicians from academia, research laboratories, and industry. The focus of KLAIM 2023 is on the combination of model-based approaches and data-driven techniques.


Online Workshops / Zoom

Online Seminars at the High Performance Center


Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 16.11. – 17.11.2023

Explainable and Interpretable Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Call for Paper until 30.09.2023!

Our department »Financial Mathematics« organizes in cooperation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) a workshop on »Explainable and interpretable AI«.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Kaiserslautern / Workshop / 05.10. – 06.10.2023

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering (MMiPE)

In this respect, the workshop offers a unique opportunity for scientific discussions and personal networking to communicate and shape the topics of future process engineering.


Kaiserslautern / Network meeting / 10.10.2023

Network meeting: Panel discussion »Women leaders in the past, women leaders today«

Be inspired by women leaders from the region, discuss current issues and take advantage of the opportunity for valuable networking. The panel discussion that follows will provide exciting insights on personal experiences from the past, the current situation and challenges.


Hochschule Kaiserslautern / Event / 11.10.2023

Day of Research 2023

You can expect a comprehensive program with many different researchers from Hochschule Kaiserslautern, the German Aerospace Center and many more who will present their work and give exciting talks.

Latest News From Our Research


Press Release / 11.7.2023

IVW presents work on SMC process simulation and material simulation

The Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM) at the Purdue University is involved in research work on flow processes in the production of composites. Among other things, the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW) presented approaches to process data acquisition in the manufacture of SMC compacts based on polarization imaging.


Press Release / 19.6.2023

Performance Center achieves again Top Position

In a ranking of all 21 performance centers of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, it once again achieves the highest score and thus increases its result once again compared to the previous year!


Press Release / 8.5.2023

Software that can revolutionize semiconductor development

Engineers at RPTU are developing a software solution that helps companies in the semiconductor industry find defects. By verifying the chip at an early stage, the tool enables errors to be corrected at an early stage, thereby optimizing the development process.


Press Release / 28.3.2023

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke Launches Green-AI Hub Medium-Sized Enterprises

The initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment shows how small and medium-sized enterprises can use artificial intelligence (AI) in a profitable and resource-saving way.


Press Release / 17.3.2023

Minister Clemens Hoch hands over funding decisions for »QUIP« and »MaTBiZ«

For the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, biotechnology and quantum computing are two important research priorities, which is why Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern to support Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the Fraunhofer-ITWM project MaTBiZ.


Press Release / 27.2.2023

Faster to Reliable PCR Test Result

It sounds fun, but it is serious science, and that is why it is being funded by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science and Health: FAST-MoPPS is the name of a new project for the development of mobile PCR tests. Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification to the two Fraunhofer Institutes involved, IMM and ITWM, in Mainz.


Press Release / 2.2.2023

RPTU Eye Tracking Study Examines How Students Solve Math Problems

How do young people go about solving mathematical tasks? Where, if any, do difficulties arise? With the collected data, the researchers want to show how the diagnostic capability of adaptive learning systems can be improved by real-time evaluation of gaze data.


Press Release / 12.1.2023

Let’s Get Digital! – IVW Launches New Program Area »Digitalization«

A new program area of the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe was founded on January 1, 2023, which is to synergetically complement the existing program areas of Component Development, Materials Science and Manufacturing Science. 


Press Release / 11.1.2023

With Elch to a Locally Emission-Free Coach: RPTU Contributes Expertise in Aerodynamics and Lightweight Construction

Daimler Buses has launched the »ELCH« (Electrified Coach) project together with well-known partners. The aim is to develop practical and economical all-electric touring coaches.


Fraunhofer Magazine / 29.12.2022

ITWM-Project Enerquant in Fraunhofer Magazine

The energy supply in Germany has a complex structure: The availability of sustainable power sources and the demand vary strongly. In the ITWM-project EnerQuant, our experts pursue the approach to depict this complexity in a fundamental model and thus to save costs. The Fraunhofer Magazine reports on this in a dedicated article.


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Press Release / 20.12.2022

New Professor for Embedded Systems at htw saar

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Jung, currently Expert Engineer for »Virtual Hardware Engineering« and Deputy Managing Director at Fraunhofer IESE, received his certificate of appointment as professor at htw saar at the Ministry of Finance and Science on December 13, 2022.  


InnoVisions-Article / 9.12.2022

Intelligent Use of Electricity in Beverage Production

Germans like to drink a lot, which is why the beverage industry is one of the biggest energy consumers. One of the biggest problems: rising energy prices. In the "DESPRIMA" project, researchers are working on adapting production to the electricity supply from the grids.


IVW Article / 1.12.2022

Participation in the Project »ML4SIM«

Fiber-reinforced plastics play a key role in emission reduction due to their lightweight potential. The structural complexity of fiber structures leads to major challenges. In the joint project »ML4SIM« with the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), the Fraunhofer ITWM are developing effective multiscale simulation methods to account for and understand these.

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