The research and development work of the Fraunhofer IEM is aimed at establishing holistic, interdisciplinary engineering practices for intelligent technical systems. These products, production systems or services are based on a intricate interplay of numerous subsystems and are increasingly interconnected. This results in complex systems, which in turn entail a complex development process.
We think beyond the confines of specialist disciplines, work in both a solution- and application-oriented manner and promote communication and cooperation between all the specialists involved. In three research units, we develop and establish interdisciplinary methods, tools and processes that enable all requirements of the respective technical system to be taken into account and implemented. The engineering activities involved are supported by digital solutions and IT tools. At the same time, we provide tools that make the emerging system tangible and evaluable for users and other stakeholders and ensure that our research results can be put into practice seamlessly.
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