Digitalisation has revolutionised the way we live and work. This development will continue and, in addition to many advantages, will also bring new challenges. Shorter innovation cycles lead to a constant need for individual qualification. The role of humans in interaction with technology is also changing fundamentally. Adaptively acting systems with an increasing degree of autonomy and incredibly fast data processing must remain transparent and controllable, especially in critical environments.
System design is an essential factor here, but human capabilities also play a very significant role. For this reason, Fraunhofer FKIE is increasingly addressing the topic of "education and training". As already implemented in the “Lernlabor Cybersicherheit“, this involves very concrete offers on the one hand and the development, testing and provision of new training methods and technologies on the other. Examples include distributed simulation for training on complex systems or the use of VR/AR solutions for the maintenance of large platforms such as aircrafts or ships. The services offered by Fraunhofer FKIE are primarily aimed at professional users in the defence and security sectors. The institute works together with various university partners in order to exploit the potential of such complementary competence networks.