The Fraunhofer ITWM is one of currently 75 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research) and can thus draw on the competencies of a strong network. We, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, see it as our task to further develop key technologies, to provide innovative impulses, and to implement them in practice together with industrial partners. In doing so, we do not only want to build the bridge between the real and the virtual world ourselves, but also to be the link between university mathematics and its practical implementation. Therefore, the close connection to the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern plays a special role.