The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation
The center is driven by the Berlin Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS, HHI, IPK and IZM. With a global reputation for research in ICT as well as applied research, these institutes are excellently positioned for those areas affected by digitalization. The center is based on extensive preparatory work: in the last 5 years research projects on this subject amounted to approximately 280 Million Euro. Furthermore there exists a close cooperation with the Universities in Berlin and with the University of Potsdam and the Hasso-Plattner-Institute.
- Net of networks: How should systems, networks and interfaces look like that permit a meaningful analysis of data from various sources and areas?
- Quality and security: How can one ensure the quality of the connections, the data and information transferred and the authenticity of the participants, within the required reaction time (at times down to the millisecond) given the billions of networked data sources for mobile as well as wired networks?
- Sovereignty: How can a network of the future guarantee that the data supplied by either man or machine is only used for the purpose authorized by the supplier of the data (identification)?
- Processing of data: Do cloud-structures (few, large data centers) still make sense in the future? Will it be necessary to change over to de-centralized data processing in proximity to the sensors or data sources?
- Modelling: How can complex data and worlds be effectively modelled, simulated and analyzed with sufficient accuracy?
- Recording of data: How can the immense amount of data generated be reduced to essential information close to the source of data? What do the required hardware solutions and methods of compression and preprocessing look like? How reliable and long-term stable is the hardware?
The Berlin Center for Digital Transformation is funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Chancellery – Research and Technology as well as from the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF).