The ITWM is member of the Fraunhofer ICT Group as well as associated member in the Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS. In addition, the good networking within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft documents the participation in numerous Fraunhofer Alliances. As the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, we see our task in further developing key technologies, providing innovative impulses and implementing 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.