Industrial manufacturing processes generate large amounts of process and sensor data, a major part of which currently remains unused. An important reason for this squandered opportunity is that companies are understandably wary of making sensitive process data available for use via vulnerable web services. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) such as blockchain offer the possibility to provide a basis of trust between parties with very different interests. Fraunhofer IPK researchers are exploring how these technologies can help enterprises in making better use of their data.
In cooperation with companies like Contact Software or Unibright, our scientists are researching different aspects of this complex and promising field, such as