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.



Press Release / 20.06.2024

Fraunhofer ITWM at the EM-Power Europe

Our current projects, such as »Amperix«, »myPowerGrid« and »PVCast«, focus on the development of advanced energy management systems.

At EM-Power Europe 2024 in Munich, the team »Green by IT« from the division »High Performance Computing« presenting the new developments and innovations together with the Wenderware AG spin-off at booth B5.139.


Short News / 18.06.2024

New software release for ToolIP2024

The new demo version of ToolIP2024 is now available for all interested parties. The software for the interactive development of image processing solutions now offers an improved user interface, extended plug-in functions and more powerful algorithms. 


Press Release / 14.06.2024

Fraunhofer ITWM at the »Battery Show Europe 2024« in Stuttgart

Battery simulation has been a focus of research at our institute for many years. Quality control has recently been added to this area of research. The focus here is on electrodes and their conductive properties. At the leading trade fair »Battery Show Europe« in Stuttgart, experts will be presenting these innovations in Hall 9 at Booth B85.


Podcast Streuspanne Special / 14.06.2024

Short Episode on the European Parliament Elections

The special is under the bold statement: »There is no shift to the right. Unfortunately. The AfD in the European elections since 2014«. The focus of the discussion: the wording of the media in connection with statistics and why we need a real positive shift.

[Podcast only available in German]


Press Release / 12.06.2024

MESHFREE Wins Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2024

Because highly dynamic processes often cannot be satisfactorily mapped with conventional software, we have developed a solution with the MESHFREE tool that can simulate complex processes cost-effectively. We will be awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2024 for this software.


Podcast Streuspanne / 10.06.2024

Police Crime Statistics and the Narrative of Criminal Foreigners

In this episode, we look at the Police Crime Statistics. These are published by the Federal Criminal Police Office and often attract a great deal of media attention. The data on origin in particular is often used for striking headlines. How can they be put into context?

[Podcast only available in German]


Felix-Klein-Zentrum für Mathematik / 07.06.2024

Math Talent School 2024 – Special Edition Girls-Camp

What does the professional world of a mathematician look like and what is applied mathematics? 18 selected schoolgirls found out at our institute. Our Math Talent School from 3 to 7 June 2024 was organized by the Felix Klein Centre for Mathematics as a girls' camp.


Short News / 05.06.2024

Study on Equity-Based Pensions in Germany

Together with the consultancy firm teckpro, Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn, a member of our Scientific Board, is examining the government coalition's proposal to stabilize the pension system. The study shows that a total capital of several trillion euros is necessary to maintain the current overall level of benefits provided by the state pension system.

Upcoming Events


Stuttgart / Congress / 18.06. – 20.06.2024

The Battery Show Europe

The Battery Show Europe offers participants the opportunity to discover the latest products and solutions from the battery industry. Our experts Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, Dr. Konrad Steiner, Dr. Falco Schneider and Dr. Jochen Zausch will be on site with an exhibit and presentation on the topics of layer thickness measurement of the electrode coating and cell and production process simulations.


Munich / Messe / 19.06.2024 – 21.06.2024

EM-Power Europe 2024

The trade fair for energy management and networked energy solutions takes place as part of »The smarter E Europe«.

We will be there with our experts Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt and Matthias Klein-Schlößl from the division »High Performance Computing« and with our co-exhibitor and spin-off Wendeware AG, presenting various projects and activities of our »Green by IT« team.


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM / Guest Lecture / 20.06.2024

Smoothing Traffic via Automated Vehicles: From Mathematical Models to Large-Scale Experiments

Prof. Benjamin Seibold from Temple University, Phildelphia, USA will give a guest lecture at our institute.


Stockholm / Workshop / 24.06. – 28.06.2024


ESPIDAM is a Marcus Wallenberg summer program on the topic of »Analysis and Modeling of Infectious Diseases«

Marvin Schulte from the department »Transport Processes« is on site for us with a presentation concerning »Epidemiological Modeling with Multiple Virus Variants« .


Freiburg / Symposium / 25.06.2024

Digitalization in the Care Sector

The event shows how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics can contribute to making everyday care easier, both now and in the future.

Dr Alexander Scherrer, Deputy Head of the department »Optimization in the Life Sciences«, will be on site and give a lecture entitled »Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence in Nursing – Potentials and Limitations«.


Blick über den Tellerrand / Hybrid Talk / 25.06.2024

Comprehension and Concepts of Time in the Long 20th Century

Prof. Dr. Christian Geulen from the University of Koblenz will discuss what the long 20th century (i.e. from around 1880 to the present day) has produced in terms of other concepts, theories and ideas of time in addition to the mathematical and scientific concept of time.


Aachen / VDI Conference/ 25.06. – 26.06.2024

Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving

Our experts Tim Rothmann and Dr. Johannes Schwank from our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be on site.

Tim Rothmann will give a presentation entitled »Scenario-Based Validation of Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving Functions«.


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore / Conference / 25.06 – 27.06.2024


The IEEE Conference on Artificial Intellegence offers participants an insight into the latest AI technologies in industrial technology and innovation. Our expert Viny Saajan Victor from the »Transport Processes« department will be on site with the poster presentation »Informed Machine Learning for Optimizing Melt Spinning Processes«.


Kaiserslautern / Trade Fair / 28.06.2024

Computer Science Practice Day

This year, the Association for the Promotion of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (FIT e.V.) is once again organizing the Computer Science Practice Day.

The exhibiting companies present their career opportunities and report on their day-to-day work. 

We will also be there to report on the work at our institute.


Copenhagen, Denmark / Conference / 30.06. – 03.07.2024

European Conference on Operational Research

Every year, the Association of European Operational Research Societies organizes a conference on the topic of »Operational Research«. Our colleague Pascal Halffmann from our department »Financial Mathematics« will be on site and give a talk entitled »Harnessing the Power of Quantum Computing for Multiobjective Optimization Algorithms«.


High Performance Center Software / Workshop / 10.10. – 11.10.2024

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering (MMiPE)

Every two years, interested parties come together at our Institute to discuss mathematical methods in process engineering.

Please register until September 27, 2024, via the online registration form on our event page.


Recurring Seminars

Seminars of the Division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« 2024

This year, the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is once again offering three further training seminars:

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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