The Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE develops technologies and processes with the aim of early detection, mitigation and management of existential risks. In close cooperation with strategic partners, the institute is dedicated to the entire processing chain of data and information: from acquisition, transmission and processing to reliable protection. The Fraunhofer FKIE is committed to this mission both in the civilian sector and in command and reconnaissance processes in the defence technology sector.
The human factor is of central importance to the work carried out at Fraunhofer FKIE. Research focuses on developing effective and efficient human-machine systems: people are placed at the center as decision makers and responsible actors. In the context of the German Armed Forces, civilian security agencies and the industry, the Fraunhofer FKIE develops methods and procedures for all aspects of security – be it on the ground, in the air, at sea, under water or in cyberspace.
The Fraunhofer FKIE is active in five interdisciplinary research fields as a leading institute for applied research and application-oriented innovation in information and communications technology. It has built up specialized knowledge and its research ranges from studies and tests to the development of prototypes.
Thanks to a total of nine departments with different, complementary core competencies, the institute has a broad expertise and is capable of offering systemic solutions. Each of these departments conducts research and development at the high scientific level symbolized by the Fraunhofer name. With a broad competence and excellent attention to detail, the Fraunhofer FKIE takes on the latest scientific-technological challenges in security related issues.