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

Advancement through Research

We develop future technologies

The 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. The ifak has its place of activity in the 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

AKUSMI
Measurement Technology & Power Electronics
Acoustic sensors and actuators

AKUSMI
- Acoustophoresis for the separation of microplastics

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BMWK – INNO-KOM Modul „Vorlaufforschung“
ZwillE
Water & Energy

ZwillE
- Digital twin for AI-supported management of extreme water events in urban areas, sub-project 2

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BMBF
InnoSale
ICT & Automation
Digital Production Systems

InnoSale
- Innovating Sales and Planning of Complex Industrial Products Exploiting 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

Jun

Vitaldaten überall und jederzeit – miniaturisierte Sensorlösungen für EKG-Analysen

09.06. 09.06.2022
Virtuell
Jun

Wireless Power - Kontaktlose Energie- und Datenübertragung in der Automation

14.06. 14.06.2022
Virtuell
Workshop

News

Z.WAN

ifak at Z.WLAN in Essen

Next Wednesday, 04/05/2022, the Z.WAN 2022 will take place in Essen on the grounds of the Zollverein World Heritage Site. A trade fair and conference all about digital solutions for wat... read more

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 25 years.

90 Mio.
Euro Project funds

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