Building upon our history of successful R&D in the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, the Cooperation Systems department develops and evaluates novel solutions for collaboration and workplace support for distributed organizations and teams.
One focus is on technologies for post-desktop interaction and collaboration using mixed reality technologies. We develop concepts for merging digital and analog environments as well as for interactions between people working with computers, objects and data – for both stationary and mobile use. Of particular interest here are new technologies to support for hybrid forms of work, which are required by the current situation in the home office and mobile work.
Blockchain / distributed ledger technologies (DLT) are a pivotal element of our solutions for decentralized collaboration and data management. The department is a central building block of the Fraunhofer Blockchain Lab and the Blockchain Reallabor in NRW. We support companies in identifying innovations and potential efficiency improvements through Blockchain technology, and also work with them on their implementation.
Based on our long-standing expertise in broadband communication using self-organizing wireless networks, we design and develop industrial applications of 5G campus networks.