About us

As part of one of the world’s leading applied research organizations, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, based in Sankt Augustin/Bonn and Dresden, is one of the leading scientific institutes in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data in Germany and Europe. Around 380 employees support companies in the optimization of products, services, as well as in the development of new technologies, and processes, and new digital business models. Fraunhofer IAIS is shaping the digital transformation of our working and living environments: with innovative AI applications for industry, health, and sustainability, with forward-looking technologies such as large-scale AI language models or Quantum Machine Learning, with offers for training and education or for the testing of AI applications for security and trustworthiness.

The Fraunhofer IAIS is at the center of a strong research and transfer network: As one of four leading partners, Fraunhofer IAIS conducts cutting-edge research in the "Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence", which is part of Germany's AI strategy and is permanently funded by the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The direct transfer of research results, especially to small and medium-sized enterprises, is ensured, among other things, by the "KI.NRW Competence Platform": Fraunhofer IAIS leads KI.NRW as the central networking initiative of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia on the topic of artificial intelligence.

Furthermore, Fraunhofer IAIS coordinates the "Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance", which bundles the cross-sectoral expertise of more than 30 Fraunhofer institutes and provides specialists from enterprises with an established and comprehensive training program in data science and AI. In addition, there are many years of close cooperation in research with the University of Bonn and the "Bonn-Aachen International Center for Centre for Information Technology" (b-it), which is funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the University of Bonn, the RWTH Aachen, and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

The Fraunhofer IAIS also plays a leading role in important projects and initiatives to promote Europe's digital sovereignty and the trustworthy and sustainable application of Artificial Intelligence. These include "OpenGPT-X" for the development of a large AI language model for Europe, "CERTIFIED AI" for the establishment of testing and certification procedures for AI technologies or the successful educational initiative "Roberta", which introduces young people to computer science in a playful way from school age.


Our organizational structure is divided into the institute's management and five departments as well as central divisions.


Our departments work at the interface between research and application.

Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees provide the important link between the Institute and our partners from industry, science and the public sector. They also offer invaluable technical support to the Institute’s Management.

Network and Cooperation

In partnership with other Fraunhofer institutes, universities and partners our aim is to spread our knowledge and expertise of digitization technology.