The center offers applied research in the area of digital networking in cooperation with industry.
The key research areas are:
• Networked critical infrastructures & energy
The applied research of the four initiating institutes complements itself to one another constructively: IZM focuses on embedded systems and their interaction with real environments, HHI is working on the networking of such systems, IPK concerns itself with their processor-based utilization and FOKUS with the holistic integration in a comprehensive internet.
The cooperation with the universities, polytechnics and further research institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg is an essential part for the establishment of the center and its advancement.