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


Start-up LedgerEngineers

From Hype to reality: "LogCoin" makes smart contracts possible


Basics, methods and standards

New institute transfers Blockchain technology into Silicon Economy


Logistics giant Würth relies on open systems

Open source software becomes a driver of the platform economy


Open, agil and intelligent

Silicon Economy: the beginning of the platform economy



Our magazine informs you about current events and results of applied research


News / 2.6.2020

Digital Logistics Award 2020


News / 6.5.2020

Lighthouse project launched for the innovative production of spare and series parts


Annual Report

Whoever controls the logistics chains of the world controls the world’s economy


Digital Hub Logistics

1st place in Champions Challenge of Digital Hubs in Europe


Silicon Economy

Logistics proclaims the Silicon Economy


Silicon Economy

Breakthrough with digital platforms and artificial intelligence processes


News / 2.6.2020

Digital Logistics Award 2020


Developing new ideas together

Innovation ecosystem creates the basis for future growth


Research infrastructure – Testbeds

Cooperative use makes cutting edge research possible



Designing the digital transformation in small and medium-sized companies


Start-in Factory for medium-sized companies

New innovation concept connects the best of two worlds


Best Practice SME support

Innovation ecosystem pays off for medium-sized companies


Ready for IDS: New seal of quality is the key to data security and sovereignty

Early adopters bring high level of awareness


Highly dynamic swarm shows advantages of Digital platforms

New drivers for “Silicon Economy“


Digital assistance systems make use of exoskeletons smarter

Research boost for “Digital Ergonomics“


New technologies for attractive urban living spaces

Commitment to the “EIT Urban Mobility“


Digital Logistics Award 2019

The start-up NÜWIEL wins the 3rd Digital Logistics Award for its intelligent bicycle trailer


Supporting the ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs

Success Story: Start-Up uses MIDIH Funding for Product Development


Super-Computer opens new doors

Fraunhofer IML pushes forward AI research in logistics with a novel supercomputer


When machines negotiate with machines

Novel Industry 4.0-Testbed Clarifies Highly Topical Legal Issues


Scientific community is focusing on research transfer

Ecosystem for digital Innovations develops new dynamic


New “Enterprise Lab“ with Commerzbank

Fast, efficient, secure: Digital Banking alongside global supply chains


Logistics solutions 10 times faster and cheaper

A unique opportunity for SMEs to use robotics


IML encourages innovation

SMEs in Korea benefit from know-how about Smart Factories


Fraunhofer IML researches in the new Competence Center “ML2R“

Lots of data, little space: Machine Learning with mini algorithms


L4MS - Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs


Innovation Lab Hybrid Services in Logistics

Research live: from the lab to the “working world of the future“


Start-up NautilusLog develops Logbook 4.0

“The digitalisation of the maritime economy requires a good network“


Impetus from universities and research

Summer school offers companies “subject matter for visionary projects“


Autonomous driving and electro mobility in the focus

International cooperation lays the foundation for new city logistics


Organised efficiently by nature

Bio-intelligent networks and ecosystems


“Future Challenges in Logistics and Supply Chain Management“

New series of scientific papers draws future picture of innovative logistics


International Data Spaces Association

New logistics community pushes forward development of digital business models


Fraunhofer IML and Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek VIL carried out first tests in Mecehelen

ALEES - Autonomous Logistics Electric EntitieS for city distribution


Start-ups and experienced companies are to strengthen Europe’s economy together

Digital Logistics Award goes international


Ph.D. candidate from Delft University of Technology being hosted at the scientific location Dortmund

Cooperation with industry creates innovative dynamic


Find out more about our last year's success stories

Fraunhofer IML Annual Report 2017


Networked economy: knowledge transfer and projects beyond country borders

“We must also think Industry 4.0 at European level“


Innovative returnable system supports implementation of EU directive

Germany intends to take pioneering role for shopping bag deposit


Logistics on the couch? Psychology as enabler of a successful industry

To optimise human-technology-interaction with cognitive ergonomics


New Format of Cooperation between Science and Business is establishing

Transfer projects: A tandem innovative leap


Joined forces to work together on research and development projects

Dachser founds Enterprise Lab at Fraunhofer IML


Deutsche Telekom and Fraunhofer IML inaugurate their new Internet of Things development center

Telekom Open IoT Labs


CERN works together with the best research institutions worldwide for preliminary study

Logistics as success factor


Industrial Data Space entered the second round

Data sovereignty made in Germany becomes a popular concept


Specific Support for Business Solutions of Start-ins

Digital.Hub Logistics develops new solutions in digital ecosystem


Action for the biggest Motion Capturing Facility in Europe

38 cameras in operation for the Social Networked Industry


»Theory becomes practice - the focus is on Interdisciplinary Science«

PhD School of Logistics


Michael ten Hompel honoured for his achievements in Hungary’s logistics research

Honorary Doctorate Degree Awarded


Enterprise Labs see to sustainable networking

A unique ecosystem for innovation


Think Tank »Procurement 4.0« is pushing forward development in Germany

Procurement can become pioneer for Industry 4.0


Drone-InventAIRy-Project as successful spin-off

Doks. Innovation transforms research into marketable solutions


Go-ahead for »Centre of Excellence for Logistics and IT«

A Roadmap for the Future of Logistics


The Fraunhofer IML spin-off “doks. innovation“ ranked third in the founders’ contest “start2grow“ with their drone solutions “InventAIRy“

Spin-off wins award at “start2grow“


Presentation Emili at LogiMAT 2017

Daring researches and their interacting bin


Volkswagen innovation day Logistics 2016

Volkswagen rewarded “Bin:Go“


Digitisation yes, but how?

Steps by step towards Industry 4.0


A Driving Force for Production: Logistics and Factories of the Future


Process efficiency and ergonomics: MotionMiners focus on the worker


The top of digital innovation

DB Schenker develops customer benefit in a lab


Aviation Logistics

Fraunhofer IML plans new Air Cargo Terminal in Doha


The “First Stakeholder Forum" in the context of the implementation of the "Digitising European Industry“ initiative



“Hands on!“

Future Logistics Congress – 34th Dortmund Talks


Adaptable technologies and network models for the supply chain.

One year of Fraunhofer IML "BMW Enterprise Lab for Flexible Logistics"


How to design and organise responsible and target-oriented performance in joint networks.

New Research Project Innovationlab Hybrid Services in Logistics


The minister was impressed by the technological competency.

British Rail Minister, Paul Maynard, acquires information from Fraunhofer


At European level the demographic change is the furthest advanced in Germany: Here, every fourth person belongs to the generation 60plus.

Demographic change is urging logistics


“A major step towards sustainable and competitiveness logistics in Europe“

SETRIS defines an “integrated transport system“


“Industrie 4.0 has an enormous impact on Irish companies“

Fraunhofer IML deepens industry 4.0 cooperation with Irish SMEs and TROs


“Together, we intend to strengthen the position of logistics in Germany’s and Belgium’s economies“

Cooperation with the Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek


“The future of research“

Fraunhofer IML is opening Enterprise Lab Center


Business drives ahead with Industrial Data Space Association

One for all, all for one


“A giant step on the way towards ecological comparability of logistics services“

Green Logistics for a better world


Enterprise Labs allow establishing a new form of cooperation between business and research

The top of Europe


More speed in implementing “Industrie 4.0“

“SMART FACE“ supports new thinking in production