Information Technology

In the context of software and IT industries, we focus on companies that make, integrate, and/or use software. We help them develop data-intensive applications for everything from data management all the way to visual user interfaces and interactive solutions.


30 years of experience and industry expertise

As a dependable partner at your side, we’ve been setting standards in visual computing for over 30 years. We achieve this with a uniquely broad range of competencies and technologies that we combine and customize for you as needed. A matrix organization lets us offer the right competitive, technical, visual computing capabilities to companies in the industries that we focus on. We boast industry-seasoned, cross-functional teams of experts that also manage projects of all sizes.


International recruits and networks comprising both young talents and established experts

A visual computing collaboration between Fraunhofer IGD and Fraunhofer Austria is the number one address for everything from “innovation speedboats” all the way to long-term transformational projects. This is ensured by our international recruits and network embracing both young talents and established experts.

Our team: broadly experienced and optimally networked

Available to you:

  • Team members: 48 (FTEs)


  • Darmstadt and Rostock
  • Graz and Klagenfurt

Specific Themes Information Technology

We’ve been setting standards in visual computing for more than 30 years, which ideally qualifies us to support you as your dependable partner.

Our success has been based on our knowledge and enthusiasm for applied research.

  • Interactive computer graphics solutions for conveying information

  • Data analysis process chain
    • Analysis of measurement data (sensor data analysis, databases/metadata, Big Data)
    • Focus on data patterns and anomalies
    • Data mining
    • Machine learning
    • Efficient data management for 3D data and Big Data
    • 3D real-time data processing
    • Active user-specific real-time data analysis at the workplace

  • Visual support for decision making

  • AI-based approaches for data analysis and synthesis

  • Model- and image-based tools
  • 3D visualization competence, VR and AR

Selected references: visual computing in use


Licenses (Cuttlefish) for 3D printing of faces for replacement animation in stop-motion movies


Licenses and adaptations (Cuttlefish) for 3D printing


Pay-per-use licenses (Cuttlefish) for 3D printing



Industry consortium (3D printing)

Accurate on-screen simulation of 3D color prints

German Federal Criminal Police Office

Evaluation of biometric systems for identifying individuals

AVL List GmbH

Virtual training (VR) in ergonomic installation of batteries

SAS Institute

Development of business analytics use cases for an energy-market customer of SAS

World Bank

Development of web-based analysis components for improving country-specific mining activities

Shipping consortium (Germany)

Software for optimizing the operation of on-site driverless vehicles

Financial informatics

Consulting on biometrics

German Federal Office for Information Security

Support for international standardization of biometrics in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37

Deutsche Telekom AG

Beratung und Software-Entwicklung für die interne Geodateninfrastruktur zur automatisierten Planung von u.a. Glasfaserausbau und 5G-Netzausbau in der Cloud

HJP Consulting

Support for providing advice internationally on implementing the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS)

Deutsche Telekom AG

Development of a 3D visualization and planning tool (the Fibre3D software package) for enlarging the company’s fiber-optic network

Technology Department of the Hessian State Police

Pilot application for interactively visualizing 3D geodata for operational planning


Visualization software for interactively exploring simulations of electromagnetic fields


Acceleration of existing software for detecting object poses in point clouds with GPU


Analysis of a possibility for accelerating internal simulation algorithms


Integration of RISTRA with Meshparts software for faster simulation of structures

DIN Consumer Council

Study on benefits and sticking points in connection with the use of biometric detection systems in everyday consumer situations

Clean Sky 2 – Eco-Design - Eco-Hybrid Platform (EHP)

We’re a partner you can depend on


As your reliable partner, we guarantee high-quality solutions, comprehensive advice, and consistent service.


Our active involvement in science, the economy, and the Fraunhofer Society enables us to set trends and standards.

Easy to use

Our solutions also make it easier for less-skilled users to handle date, and are therefore clearly aimed at providing customer benefits.

Freedom from worry

We take the burden off our clients: by occupying ourselves with application-oriented technology and relevant current trends so you won’t have to do it.

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Fraunhofer stands for topnotch research – and we’re known for our expertise in visual computing. Find out which areas of research we’ve been driving for 30 years.



From prototyping to implementation and dealing with specific issues, we precisely tailor our offering to your needs.


Your expert

Prof. André Stork, Head of the Information Technology Competence Center