Strategic stand-alone projects

Stand-alone projects are intended to promote new and outstanding technologies and solutions that are expected to have long-term and strategic effects in the ICT sector. These diverse projects have a future-oriented focus and are of particular importance for Germany as a business location.


The European Commission's General Data Protection Regulation has been in force since May 2018. Based on this, the joint project AUDITOR will develop, implement and test an EU-wide data protection certification of cloud services. The AUDITOR certification procedure was submitted to the German Accreditation Body at the beginning of 2020 to test its accreditability.

BIG - The Next Big Thing in Embodied Intelligence

Against the background of the digital change, a study will draw up technological, economic and political recommendations for action to secure and expand Germany as a production location by interlinking market analyses, scientific work and perspectives from leading international experts from business, science and politics.

DEMAND – Data Economics and Management of Data-Driven Business

Companies face several challenges in the development of data-driven business processes for which there are currently no practice-oriented solutions. The DEMAND project therefore develops concrete solutions for practice-oriented architectures, process models and tools.

GEMIMEG - GEMIni | MEtrology | Global

In the joint project, a national quality infrastructure is to be established, in which the quality of acquired data - among other things from sensors and actuators - and the reliability of the conclusions derived from it are guaranteed. To this end, the project partners are developing a secure end-to-end availability of information for the implementation of reliable, networked measurement systems and are creating usable standards.

OIHplus - Open Integration Hub plus

The goal of OIHplus is to develop an open digitisation platform. This platform is intended to support smaller companies in particular in meeting the typical challenges associated with increasing digitization.