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 80 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

Water & Energy

- Development of a coupled bioelectrochemical process for the production of e-fuels and high-quality chemicals from exhaust gases and wastewater (Subproject: D)

Transport & Assistance
Mobility and Logistics in Urban and Rural Areas

- Platform for a B2B network with micrologistics in the Eastern Thuringia and Altmark regions

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

- Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Magdeburg



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



KI in der Anwendung – Neue Erkenntnisse aus den Bereichen Abwasserbehandlung, Sensorik und autonomes Fahren

15.08. 15.08.2024

AI is watching you – KI-Kamerasysteme für Radfahrerdetektion an Kreuzungen und Parkplatzbelegungserfassung

12.09. 12.09.2024

Kontaktloses Laden in der Elektromobilität – Und wie wird das abgerechnet? Neue Forschungsergebnisse zur Messtechnik und Eichrechtskonformität für stationäres und dynamisches Laden

17.10. 17.10.2024


Konsortialtreffen TwinMap

Consortium meeting of the TwinMap project

After 18 months in the TwinMap project, the consortium has reached its second milestone in the development of efficient complete machining of components of variable batch sizes and effi... read more
Abschlussveranstaltung LOGIN

Closing event of the project LOGIN

On 27 May 2024, the final event of the joint project ‘LOGIN Hannover - traffic light systems optimally controlled in local transport’, funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Tran... read more

More than 30 years of experience in numbers


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

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.