High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation
With its high-tech strategy, the federal government aims to establish Germany as a worldwide driver of innovation. New ideas shall be converted into innovative products within no time and contribute to the development of society. The concept of the High Performance Center is the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft’s contribution to this initiative.
The High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation strengthens the cooperation between enterprises, universities and research institutes in Kaiserslautern and extends consisting partnerships. Kaiserslautern, the „City of Science“, nationwide offers a unique infrastructure in the area of IT research and especially in hardware, software and network based digital technologies.
Kaiserslautern – a close network of Science and Research
Since January 2016, the intense exchange between the Fraunhofer Institutes, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Applied Sciences and the economic partners is institutionalized in the High Performance Center. The name of the center, Simulation and Software-based Innovation, emphasizes the scientific strength, which has been developed at the current location and will be further promoted.
About 30 university chairs of both higher education institutions support the application-orientated research of the two Fraunhofer Institutes. Furthermore, the collaboration with other research institutes is also very strong, such as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Institute for Composite Materials.
Industrial Partners - the Bridge between Research and Practice
The Fraunhofer Institutes for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and for Experimental Software Engineering IESE are cooperating with economic partners to ensure the transfer of technology. The economic partners are, amongst others: BASF SE, Daimler AG, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Liebherr, Procter & Gamble, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schmitz Cargobull AG and Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH.
More on the Fraunhofer strategy and the concept of High Performance Centers.