Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.


3G rules apply on the premises of the Fraunhofer Center! (In German 3G stands for vaccinated – tested – recovered/ geimpft – getestet – genesen) All visitors must be either fully vaccinated, recovered or tested and must also prove this at the reception. The mask requirement in our buildings remains in place.



Press Release / 23.9.2022

2.8 Million for Competence Center Quantum Computing

The competence center »Quantum HPC and Algorithms for Industry« at Fraunhofer ITWM is entering the next round. This future technology is funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with a total of five million euros. The Minister for Science and Health, Clemens Hoch, handed over the notification of funding.  [Only available in German]


InnoVisions Article / 22.9.2022

Better Networked With 5G

Regenerative power generation runs at full speed when the wind is strong or the sun is shining brightly. To better coordinate energy supply and demand, power plants and supply networks must be intelligently networked. 5G provides a basis for this. The online magazine InnoVisions reports on our project »5Gain«.


Press Release / 22.9.2022

Interactive Exhibition at Fraunhofer Center

I AM AI – What can Artificial Intelligence do? Does an AI make mistakes? How does a neural network learn? Curious people can get answers in the foyer of the Fraunhofer Center in Kaiserslautern, where they can get involved with AI. [Press Release only available in German, exhibition also in English]


Press Release / 20.9.2022

Swiss Actuarial Association honors Professor Ralf Korn

The Swiss Actuarial Association (SAV) held a meeting in which Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn participated. He founded the department »Financial Mathematics« of the Fraunhofer ITWM and headed it for many years. Now he has been elected as a corresponding member of the SAV.  [Only available in German]


Short News / 12.09.2022

ITWM Research in the Annual Report of the ECMI

The European Consortium for Mathematics in the Industry (ECMI) has published its annual report for the year 2021 and our institute is represented here several times. A main contribution is the article on the international KLAIM conference 2021 (page 26). Interesting are also the articles on the event »Mathematics Meets Industry 2022« (page 30) and on the project »THREAD« (page 43), where Fraunhofer ITWM is also involved.


Research News / 1.9.2022

Algorithms for Manufacturing mRNA-Based Pharmaceuticals

In addition to the development of a Corona vaccine, the company BioNTech is also interested in research on personalized mRNA-based therapy against cancer. For both applications, a team of ITWM researchers has developed two software platforms for the optimal planning and control of the production processes in cooperation with BioNTech.


Blog Post / 01.09.2022

What is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

The terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are popping up in many different fields and are being heavily promoted as potential technologies. With our new blog post on the AI blog, we answer questions like: What is AI? What is ML? And how can the two terms be distinguished from each other?


Press Release / 29.8.2022

High-Tech Meets Tradition – Research Meets Design

The Fraunhofer network »Science, Art and Design« invites you to its annual summer camp. From August 28 to September 3, creative students and Fraunhofer researchers will come together at the Schweinstal natural stone quarry to develop innovative concepts and prototypes in an ideas competition. The theme: »Future Living – High-Tech meets Tradition«. [only German]

Upcoming Events 2022


Online, Conference / 27.09.2022

Quantum Computing – SciFi or the Future of Finance?

This conference will shed light on which potentials arise from the current state of the art of quantum computing for finance. An overview of the research at Fraunhofer ITWM will be given by our colleagues Pascal Halffmann, Mark-Oliver Wolf, and Ivica Turkalj from the department »Financial Mathematics«.


Essen, Conference / 27. – 28.09.2022

11. International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC) 2022

The conference will present research papers on current risks and uncertainties in the energy and financial markets. Our colleague Elias Röger from the department »Financial Mathematics« will give a presentation entitled »Optimal Trading with a battery: An optimization model for offering flexibility on the day-ahead, intraday and reserve markets«.


Darmstadt and Online / Congress / 27.09. – 29.09.2022

Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2022

MSE 2022 is the international congress for materials science and engineering in Germany. The scientific programme features well-known experts and up-and-coming young researchers. Our colleagues from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with lectures.


Berlin / Conference / 28.09. – 29.09.2022

»FUTURAS IN RES« Conference: The Quanten Breakthrough

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is hosting the third international science and technology conference in its »FUTURAS IN RES« series on the topic of »The Quantum Breakthrough«. Our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel will moderate the conference together with the institute director of the Fraunhofer IOF. In addition, our colleague Dr. Matthias Kabel will hold a workshop.


Dresden, Event / 29.09.2022

Completion of Fraunhofer Lead Project »Cognitive Agriculture«

In the »COGNAC« lead project, eight Fraunhofer institutes are jointly researching the basics for producing agricultural products in a way that is as environmentally friendly and resource-efficient as it is highly efficient.

Experts from the fields of »Optimization« and »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will present their results on site.


Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Campus Pirmasens, Conference / 29.9.2022

Day of Research 2022

The Research Day stands for dialogue and networking between scientists. It offers students, staff and teachers the opportunity to present their topics and to exchange ideas with colleagues from other disciplines. Experts from the department »Image Processing« will be present.


Leipzig, Konferenz / 18. – 19.10.2022

Insurance Forum »Data Driven Insurance«

The conference offers insights into the data-driven transformation of the insurance industry and highlights areas for action. Our colleague Dominik Loroch from the »High Performacne Computing« department, together with two representatives from GENERALI, will give a presentation entitled »Use (this Solvency II) Case! NASaaS meets Least Squares Monte Carlo«.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099