Virtual Fort Knox


Virtual Fort Knox is a federative cloud IT platform that provides manufacturing companies with manufacturing IT services. Highly-automated integration functions enable the platform to supply secure, agile and tailored IT solutions quickly, affordably and at low risk. It enables software developers to design innovative business models in manufacturing IT, from the point of view of functions as well as costs.

Virtual Fort Knox offers extremely fine-grained individual services to companies, which allow them to flexibly compile the ideal solution they need. Manufacturing companies are thus in a position to rapidly procure affordable, adapted software services at low risk. Implementation and operating costs are cut by a factor of 10. The development time for new software functionalities is also 20 times shorter.


Lead project E³-Produktion

With its lead project E³-Produktion, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is striving to improve resource efficiency. This demands a paradigm shift from "maximum profit with minimal capital outlay" to production with "maximum added value and minimal resource consumption".