Fraunhofer Big Data AI Alliance

About us

On this page you will learn who we are and why it is worth getting to know us better.

We are shaping the digital transformation

We see it as our responsibility to positively influence the change resulting from increasing digitalization, networking and practical use of Artificial Intelligence.

The Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance combines the broad range of industry expertise and years of experience of more than 30 Fraunhofer institutes. We support companies on their way to becoming a data-driven company by implementing Big Data and AI strategies. We develop AI applications and systems which are transparent, trustworthy and reliable and comply with European data protection regulations. Our extensive training program helps meet the growing demand for experts in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Last but not least, we also help with digitalization by conducting technology impact research and advising on policies and business relating to societal aspects.

We are bringing Artificial Intelligence to companies

Would you like to implement AI applications in your company? We know the challenges. And we have solutions.

The age of data and self-learning and intelligent systems brings with it a variety of opportunities and challenges. We support German industry and business in adapting their products and processes to the latest technical possibilities. Founded in 2014, the Alliance’s mission since then has been to support companies on their way to becoming data-driven, using innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Our services are tailored to their individual needs and are technology-independent. We support companies through the entire process — from smart sensor technology and efficient Big Data architecture to forward-looking data management and the use of the latest Machine Learning processes.

Working with us, you have access to the Big Data and AI know-how of experts from over 30 Fraunhofer institutes. In doing so, we combine industry expertise that is unique in Germany with in-depth knowledge of current research methods for intelligent data analysis and use.

We have years of experience developing and integrating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in business. The advantage for companies — our best practices and use cases can be easily adapted and used for creative solutions in other industries.

Discover our range of offers

We stand for networking, knowledge transfer and cooperation

Our aim is to promote technology and knowledge transfer, regardless of whether it is a subject-specific exchange, specific projects or joint research projects.

The Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance sees itself as a central contact point and exclusive networking platform for companies and start-ups.

Decision makers who are interested in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, their potential and a promising innovation environment can benefit from the Fraunhofer Big Data and AI Alliance network. Experts at management level have the opportunity to network with board members, managing directors, CEOs and CDOs of innovative companies to find, in the best case, possible points of contact together.

Strengthen the innovative power of your company with us by establishing and expanding cooperation, new business ideas and optimized business processes.

Implement your ideas together: Enterprise Innovation Campus

Start-up promotion: TechConnection Initiative

Further information

Lead market Digital Economy

The hallmark of Fraunhofer is applied research. Our partner is industry. Analogous to research fields, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has defined strategic customer segments, so-called lead markets. By promoting innovation, Fraunhofer lead markets give Germany a global competitive edge, secure the technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe and deliver sustainable value creation for society.

The Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance addresses the digital economy with its industry-oriented offerings.


Prof. Stefan Wrobel is the spokesperson for the Fraunhofer Big Data and AI Alliance. This site also contains the members of the steering group and an overview of the office team.

Alliance brochure (in German)

Our brochure provides a brief overview of the Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance.

Member institutes

You can find our member institutes in the overview.