High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation
Digital solutions are driving energy-efficient and resource-conserving production decisively forward. To this end, new results and ideas must be transferred into practice as quickly as possible. This is one of the central tasks to which we devote ourselves in the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation. In the so-called transfer centers, the scientific results of the research are transformed into innovations close to the application. Requirements from industry and society are addressed directly.
Closely networked at the location
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, and the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern combine their research expertise in the performance center. In addition, there is close cooperation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI and the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe IVW as well as other local associations and initiatives.
The combination of engineering science as electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering and process engineering with modeling, simulation, optimization and software development methods from computer science and mathematics forms the core competence of the performance center. The intensive cooperation strengthens the structures of applied IT research and especially of hardware-, software- and network-based digital technology at the science location Kaiserslautern.
Research with and for industry
Our cooperation partners from industry include more than 30 regional companies. Among others, the two largest employing companies in Rhineland-Palatinate, BASF SE and Daimler Trucks, as well as BioNTech and John Deere are involved in the development work of the performance center. In addition, we cooperate with just as many supra-regional companies, such as the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster, the University Medicine Mainz as well as the University Medicine Heidelberg/Mannheim.
The joint research currently focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, Digital Twins and Next Generation Computing (NGC) including quantum computing. Key areas of focus include modeling of technical processes and products, simulation and software methods, and optimization and decision support. In this context, we primarily target the sectors of process engineering, mobility, production processes as well as biotechnology and health.