About us

As part of the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS based in Sankt Augustin near Bonn and Dresden is one of the leading scientific institutes in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data in Germany and Europe. With its around 350 employees, the institute supports companies in the optimization of products, services, processes and structures as well as in the development of new digital business models. Fraunhofer IAIS thus shapes the digital transformation of our working and living environment.

Fraunhofer IAIS is at the center of a strong research network. Since 2014, the Fraunhofer IAIS has been coordinating the Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance, which bundles the cross-sector expertise of more than 30 Fraunhofer Institutes in the fields of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. It is also an important driver of the International Data Space initiative with more than 100 participating companies and organizations, which aims to create a secure data space that enables companies of all sizes and from different industries to manage their data assets confidently. In addition, there are long-standing close cooperations in research and teaching with the Excellence University of Bonn and the »Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology« (b-it), which is supported by Fraunhofer, the University of Bonn, the RWTH Aachen and Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) .

In 2018, Fraunhofer IAIS further expanded its strategic network and plays a leading role in important initiatives at state, federal and EU level. Fraunhofer IAIS is heading the Competence Platform for Artificial Intelligence in North Rhine-Westphalia KI.NRW. Together with the University of Bonn, TU Dortmund, and Fraunhofer IML, Fraunhofer IAIS is a leading partner of the Competence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr (ML2R) – one of the nationwide nodes for cutting-edge research and transfer in machine learning. At European level, Fraunhofer IAIS plays a leading role within the initiative »A European AI On-Demand Platform and Ecosystem« (AI4EU).


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.