Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

In our annual report we look back ...

... to a special logistics year 2020.

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The new Charter of Logistics

Two innovation projects that are connected to each other synergistically and have one common goal: the Silicon Economy.

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Digital Hub Logistics takes 1st place in Champions Challenge of Digital Hubs in Europe

“This award is a great honor for us: it rewards the tireless commitment of science, business, politics and associations to develop Dortmund as a science location into an international center of digital transformation around the leading logistics industry.”

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Plan logistics – guarantee mobility – design the future

Logistics consulting by specialists: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics advises companies of all industries and sizes in all questions about material flow and logistics. For our customers we offer widespread services:

As consultants we support in fulfilling new tasks and meeting requirements, as researchers we work out new solutions together with our customers, as planners we help to optimize the internal and external logistics and as developers we realize solutions in soft- and hardware. In the process, Fraunhofer IML focuses on company-specific, made-to-measure solutions and accompanies its customers from planning to implementation.




First international scientific cooperation on blockchain research

European Blockchain Institute starts cooperation with FH Windesheim



360° discovery tour through the institute



Artificial Intelligence for the Finance Sector funded by the BMWi with 10 Million Euros


Open, agil and intelligent

Silicon Economy: the beginning of the platform economy


Newsletter “logistics ahead“

The international newsletter of Fraunhofer IML "logistics ahead" updates about news of the institute as well as current research results.



Find more international news of Fraunhofer IML in the archive.

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The Social Networked Industry

Find out more about our picture of the future and the possibilities of human-machine interaction.


International Activities

“A strong international network with excellent partners has the potential to boost innovation in logistics.“

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director at Fraunhofer IML