fortiss is a non-profit research and transfer institute closely associated with the Technische Universität München (TUM). It has been founded in 2009 with the sponsorship of the Bavarian Ministry for Economics as a co-location center where practitioners work together with academic researchers for advancing application-driven research and for facilitating an accelerated transfer of ICT research results into industrial practice. fortiss is an active member of several industrial associations including ARTEMISIA and BITKOM, and it is an affiliate partner and the Munich satellite co-location center of the EIT Digital.
fortiss mandate is to facilitate research and technology transfer in software-intensive systems and services, thereby triggering future-ready innovation. In this role, fortiss is bridging the notorious gap between fundamental research in academia and its fruitful implementation in an industrially and commercially feasible context. In its position fortiss develops and prepares advanced fundamental research results for uptake in industrial practice, but also identifies problems and challenges in industry and communicates them for resolution by academia. fortiss pursues applied and market-oriented research in CPS, with a special focus on Bavarian key industrial sectors such as automotive, industrial automation, and aerospace.
Contribution to Platforms4CPS
fortiss initiated, contributed to, and coordinated a number of German national, European, and Transatlantic roadmaps on CPS, including Agenda CPS (Acatech), Cyphers (EC), Transatlantic CPS Summit (EC), IKT Studie (BMWi), Software (im) Wagen (BMWi). It also coordinates the CPSE Labs, a European network of CPS design centres, and it hosts the satellite co-location centre of the EIT Digital innovation network in Munich. Drawing on this experience, fortiss contributes in Platforms4CPS to activities regarding: recommendations for future research priorities, collaboration on foundations of CPS engineering, technology transfer, and community building.