Founded in 2017, the Center of Excellence Logistics and IT forms the elementary hub for successfully linking university and non-university institutions here at the science location of Dortmund and, above all, tying them together. The center is an initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and is funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Industry supports the center by participating in individual research projects. The goal is to expand the existing research and development center for logistics and IT at the Dortmund location into a world-leading center with partners from industry and science.
Thus, as an important component of the joint research work, the center is the central point for the cross-organizational bundling of the competencies of the innovation ecosystem "Logistics and IT" with international charisma. This is because the initiative not only networks researchers at the Dortmund location, but also has an impact on science, business, society and politics on a national and international level.