Fraunhofer IPK develops methods and technologies for management, product development, production processes and design of industrial plants and sites. It explore new applications in future oriented markets such as security, mobility and medical technology. Alongside its own research, Fraunhofer IPK works on integrated solutions in close cooperation with the industry. Together with industrial partners its experts transfer basic innovations from RTD into functional applications. On behalf of its customers Fraunhofer IPK works on optimizing industrial processes - from the initial product idea and its development to its manufacture.