Fraunhofer IPK

Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik

Digital Transformation - Englische Ausgabe 2017

Events and Dates III

Opening Celebration

Berlin Center for Digital Transformation

On March 06, 2017, the Head of the Senate Chancellery and State Secretary for Media Björn Böhning and the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Professor Reimund Neugebauer opened the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation. More than 200 guests from business, science and government attended the celebration at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation offers companies of all sizes comprehensive one-stop research and implementation services. The center combines the expertise and know-how of four Fraunhofer institutes. The opening of the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation represents another milestone as Berlin positions itself as the leading digitization site. 

Michael Müller, Berlin's Governing Mayor and Senator for Science and Research, emphasized in advance: »The new Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is both: A sign of the special appeal our city has as a site for future technologies and at the same time a huge offer to our dynamic region. It is furthermore an important pillar in our digitization strategy, which also involves the Einstein Center for Digital Future, more the 60 new professorships in digitization, as well as applying for the German Internet Institute.«

In the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation, four Fraunhofer Institutes in Berlin, namely FOKUS, HHI, IPK and IZM, cooperate closely with regional companies and universities. According to Professor Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Society, the objective is to »ensure innovation- and application-oriented excellence in key areas for the competitiveness of the German industry.«  Professor Manfred Hauswirth, speaker of the new center, defined its task: »The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is a one-stop-shop for the industry, from hardware to transmission technologies to software up to production.« As part of the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation, Fraunhofer IPK advances the topics Enterprise and Connected World as well as Smart Factory and Cyber-physical Systems. Fraunhofer IPK also develops customized integrated solutions for production systems.

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Eckart Uhlmann (Fraunhofer IPK), Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth (Fraunhofer FOKUS), Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer (President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), Björn Böhning (Head of the Senate Chancellery), Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiegand (Fraunhofer HHI), Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel (TU Berlin),  Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lang (Fraunhofer IZM). (© Fraunhofer FOKUS/Tom Maelsa)

Full House! Approximately 200 guests attended the opening of the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation in the Fraunhofer Forum located in the heart of Berlin. (© Fraunhofer FOKUS/Tom Maelsa)

RBB moderator Britta Elm speaking with the director of Fraunhofer IPK, Professor Eckart Uhlmann during the final podium discussion. (© Fraunhofer FOKUS/Tom Maelsa)

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