ICT & Automation
Measurement Technology & Power Electronics
Transport & Assistance
Water & Energy

Advancement through Research

We develop future technologies

Institute for Automation and Communication

The ifak - Institute for Automation and Communication, founded in 1991 from the university, is an independent engineering research institute in the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt. It is a member of the German Industrial Research Association Konrad Zuse e.V. with more than 75 institutes throughout Germany. ifak is located in the Denkfabrik (think tank) in the science port of Magdeburg. 

Preliminary Research

In close cooperation with Otto-von-Guericke University, we ensure that we continue to support our industrial partners with the latest technology.

Applied Research

Together with our cooperation partners, we research the world of tomorrow in pre-competitive national and international collaborative projects.

Products and Services

In active technology transfer, our spin-offs offer products and services for innovative technologies.

Projects in focus

KKAOnline
Measurement Technology & Power Electronics
Water & Energy
Process measurement technology

KKAOnline
- Reduction of environmental pollution from small wastewater treatment plants KKA by online monitoring with digital twins for sustainable water resource management

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BMBF
EmKoI4.0
ICT & Automation
Wireless Industrial Communication

EmKoI4.0
- Opening modern communication technologies for Industry 4.0

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BMWK
AULA-KI
Measurement Technology & Power Electronics
Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Applications

AULA-KI
- Adaptive environment-dependent localization of autonomous vehicles with methods of artificial intelligence

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BMBF

Career

Whether as a student assistant, in an internship, for your thesis or PhD or as a scientist - become part of the ifak team!

Events

Feb

Härtetest von Funksystemen im Labor mittels "Industriehalle in der Box"

16.02. 16.02.2023
Denkfabrik, Magdeburg
Mar

56. ESSENER TAGUNG für Wasserwirtschaft

07.03. 09.03.2023
Aachen
Konferenz
Mar

Schneller als die Polizei erlaubt - Einsatzfahrten beschleunigen mit 5G

16.03. 16.03.2023
Denkfabrik, Magdeburg

News

More than 30 years of experience in numbers

775
Students

and pupils who were accompanied at the beginning of their scientific careers.

4,000
Research projects

and industrial projects that have been successfully completed in 30 years.

90 Mio.
Euro Project funds

which were recruited from the EU, the federal government, the state, the public sector and industry.