Driving an efficient and sustainable economy

The Stuttgart Technology and Innovation Campus S-TEC brings companies together with scientific institutions at the Stuttgart location. This combining of competence, knowledge and experience gives innovation a boost. Here, the S-TEC centers enable systematic and cross-industry collaboration on innovative research focuses in various project formats. Driving innovation through cooperation between science and business – that is the objective of S-TEC.

Future topics

S-TEC drives forward future topics with a high technical innovation character and bundles them into thematic fields: From novel production processes and changing markets to digital transformation and business model development to resilience and sustainability.

Strong through cooperation

Strong through collaborationand knowledge transfer: Innovative development only comes about when the different competencies collide and work together efficiently. In order for companies and scientific institutions to jointly drive forward future-oriented innovations, we find the necessary competencies and bring them together. In this way, we jointly strengthen the innovative power and resilient value creation at the science location in Stuttgart.

The collaboration with Fraunhofer IPA has been very helpful in prioritizing our ideas for data analysis of vibrations and deriving appropriate use cases from them. This has motivated us to make greater use of the potential of Machine Learning in addition to classical evaluation methods.

Daniel Weiß, Testimonial from Kessler

The team of Fraunhofer has developed an excellent overview of existing methods for quality assurance of neural networks in the context of the Quick Check. With their expertise, we hope to be able to take further steps in the direction of safe Artificial Intelligence.

Patrick Feth, Testimonial from SICK AG

As part of the Quick Check, Fraunhofer IPA developed promising initial approaches to solving our problem in a short time. A great added value resulted from the interdisciplinarity of the Fraunhofer IPA, which made it possible to approach our problem with expert knowledge from different disciplines.

Steffen Cordes und Kirsten Prill, Testimonials from Witzenmann GmbH

Dr. Andreas Wolf

Fraunhofer IPA presented us with impressive new methods through the Quick Check, which enables fast object localization without long learning times. Among the methods presented are promising approaches that can be implemented in industry.

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wolf, Testimonial from robomotion

The results of the Quick Check were very promising, despite the short project time. We see a great opportunity here to sustainably improve the reliability and significance of one of the most important tests (AOI) of our electronics production and to relieve the production employees. We would definitely like to further pursue this topic.

Michael Auserwählt, Testimonial from Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

A common goal of Fraunhofer IPA and us is to make AI applicable and explainable. During the Quick Check, the IPA brought us one step closer to this goal with its competence and drive. It could already be shown in the short project time that not only the decision of neuronal networks is important, but also which image features lead to detect data manipulation and distortions. We hope to continue the productive collaboration.

Alexander Balz und Alexander Windberger, Testimonials from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

From the idea to the innovative result

At the beginning of the cooperation there is an inquiry by your company. Get in touch directly with an appropriate contact person or let us find the right point of contact for you.



After you have submitted an inquiry, in the 2nd step we identify the right project partners for your problem.


Identification of project partners

For an optimal advancement of innovations, the project partners are networked with their competences and experiences in the S-TEC.


Netzworking of the project partners

After we have gained an initial overview of the problem, the project planning takes place in the 4th step.


Project planning

We accompany you from the initial idea to the implementation of the product or application in your production or work context.


Accompaniment and implementation


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Numbers and facts

>120 and 50

Quick Checks and Exploring Projects

48,77 Mio.

Amount of funding


Participating scientists

Our partners

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