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 IESE / Seminar, online and on site / 17. – 20.06 / 04.– 07.11.2024

Safeguarding Artificial Intelligence

We provide an overview of the current state of the art in ensuring the security of artificial intelligence (AI).

Dates 2024:

  • June 17 to 20, 2024, Kaiserslautern
  • 04.11. - 07.11.2024, online

FKZM / Blick über den Tellerrand / Hybrid Talk / 25.06.2024

Comprehension and Concepts of Time in the Long 20th Century

The Event is canceled.


Online / Seminar / 25.06.2024

Good Scientific Practice

In this seminar, we will provide an overview of the rules and guidelines of good scientific practice that need to be observed, using specific examples.

From the bibliography to quality assurance and the various roles of the actors, we present examples of the common procedures for several subjects.

The registration deadline is 05.06.2024


Fraunhofer ITWM / Kaiserslautern / Seminar / 25. – 26.06.2024

Data Analysis and Machine Learning in Vehicle Engineering

The aim of this seminar is to teach basic methods, procedures and techniques from the fields of data analysis and machine learning and to use selected examples to show how these can improve the vehicle development process. In addition to the basics, participants will also learn more about various application scenarios.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Kaiserslautern / Fair / 28.06.2024

Computer Science Practice Day

This year, the Association for the Promotion of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) (FIT e.V.) is once again organizing the Computer Science Practice Day.

The exhibiting companies present their career opportunities and report on their day-to-day work. 

The Fraunhofer ITWM will also be there to report on the work at the institute.


Fraunhofer IESE / Kaiserslautern / 28.06.2024

Programming Workshops

In cooperation with Fraunhofer IESE, the ALP team at RPTU is organizing an exciting series of events for girls on the topic of programming. The next course will take place on June 28 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Fraunhofer IESE and will be led by the mentors of the Ada Lovelace project.


bic / online / 02.07.2024

Start-up Aid - For Female Founders in Rhineland-Palatinate

The Business+Innovations Center in Kaiserslautern is once again offering a series of workshops for female founders in Rhineland-Palatinate in 2024! Various seminars will be offered to provide know-how on the path to self-employment. The kick-off event will take place on July 2. Registration is possible via the bic website.


Online / Seminar / 04.07. – 11.07.2024

Academic Poster Full Circle – Concept, Design and Presentation

Poster sessions are an integral part of scientific conferences. 

The workshop teaches creative skills in combination with presentation skills and offers you practical training on how to use these skills for targeted scientific communication.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Symposium / 01.08.2024

Young Researchers Symposium

Every two years, the TU-Nachwuchsring and the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation organize a competition for young researchers with all kinds of scientific backgrounds. The most exciting presentations, the best posters and the best abstract will be awarded prizes with a total value of 6.000 Euros!


Fraunhofer ITWM / Workshop / 10.10. – 11.10.2024

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering (MMiPE)

Every two years, interested parties come together at the Fraunhofer ITWM to discuss mathematical methods in process engineering.

Please register until September 27, 2024, via the online registration form on our event page.

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Latest News From Our Research


DFKI / Press Release / 16.05.2024

DFKI and Inria Renew Research Cooperation

DFKI and Inria are forming an academic tandem for the third time at the French German Tech-Lab at the high-tech and start-up fair Vivatechnology in Paris. In the presence of political representatives from both countries, the two partners are expanding their cooperation and thus strengthening cross-border start-up funding.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Press Release / 26.04.2024

Girls'Day 2024 at Fraunhofer ITWM

22 female students from Kaiserslautern, Neustadt, Ramstein or Worms took the opportunity to spend a day at the Fraunhofer ITWM on Girls' Day on April 25, 2024. A varied program including a rally showed the participants the range and atmosphere at the world's largest institute for industrial mathematics.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Press Release/ 16.04.2024

National Competition Honors 27 Young Talents

For three years, they have been working on their projects and volunteering their time – and at the beginning of April, they were rewarded for their efforts. 27 students from Rhineland-Palatinate successfully took part in the state mathematics competition. The competition ended with the award ceremony at the Fraunhofer ITWM.


RPTU / Interview / 15.04.2024

»Have the courage to try things out«

In this interview, Christine Pauli, second place winner in the  »Best Talk«  category of the YRS 2022, talks about her presentation, the competition and encourages all doctoral students to apply!


University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern / Press Release / 21.03.2024

Dual Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

From the start of the 2024/25 winter semester, the traditional engineering courses at the University of Kaiserslautern will be offered as dual studies. The range of courses includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechatronics and energy engineering.


DFKI / Press Release / 14.03.2024

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke at DFKI

The Green-AI Hub Mobile has exemplary AI solutions on board that show how artificial intelligence helps to save energy and resources. Together with the coordinating Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft gGmbH, and Professor Oliver Thomas (DFKI), Steffi Lemke gave the go-ahead for the Green-AI Hub Mobil.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Press Release / 03.04.2024

Staking Out the Quantum Frontiers

The project »Applied Quantum Computing« (AnQuC) project funded by the Rhineland-Palatinate state government will come to an end at the end of April 2024. This is why the quantum computing working group has now met with the industrial advisory board, which accompanied the project for two years, for a summary.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Press Release / 13.03.2024

Femtec Excursion: A day at the Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern

On March 12, 2020, 31 outstanding female STEM students from universities all over Germany visited the Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern. The Femtec network scholarship holders, most of them with an international background, got to know both Fraunhofer Institutes better during a varied program.


Fraunhofer ITWM / Press Release / 05.03.2024

Digital Twin for All Process Steps in Battery Production

Optimizing batteries is one of the most important tasks for industry and science. At the Fraunhofer ITWM, the simulation of battery models has been part of day-to-day business for years. The Ministry of Science and Health is now supporting a new project that models the entire manufacturing process.


Fraunhofer IESE / Press Release / 29.02.2024

AI Diagnostic Support for Rare Diseases

Together with the University Hospital Frankfurt and the Technical University of Dresden, Fraunhofer IESE »SATURN« is working on an AI application to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. The technology can make diagnostic suggestions based on expert knowledge and clinical data and thus support doctors and patients.



DFKI / Press Release / 22.02.2024

Federal Minister Volker Wissing at DFKI

From crop yield forecasts to trace analysis or an intelligent corporate memory. During his visit, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport Volker Wissing learned more about the numerous application and research possibilities that are to be further promoted within the new Ai-test center.


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, the New Deputy Managing Director

After six years, Dr Matthias Jung is leaving his position as Deputy Director 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 Improves 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. 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?



From the Idea to the Start-Up – The Foundation Office of RPTU & HS Kaiserslautern is at Your Side!

The Foundation Office is a central point of contact for all students, employees, founders and alumni of University of Kaiserslautern-Landau and the University of Applied Sciences as well as the surrounding research institutes. If you want to develop or expand an idea or would like more knowledge on the topic of start-ups, the Foundation Office offers you free support in the form of coaching, workshops, network meetings and much more. Click here and get to know them!


IDEENWALD Pathfinder: The Digital Course Offering Helps You Find Your Path in the Start-up Network

The digital courses on the »Pfadfinder« e-learning platform will help you by providing you with essential foundation knowledge and practical know-how from the network and start-ups. From brainstorming and business plans to registration, every stage of the start-up process is covered. In addition to offers for general idea generation, there are also special courses for doctoral students and internationals. Take a look at the topics of the e-learning courses here and find your own path.