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

TwinMaP
ICT & Automation
Device Integration

TwinMaP
- Digital twin of a heterogeneous machinery park for the complete manufacturing of components

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BMWK
SUSTAIN
ICT & Automation
Device Integration

SUSTAIN
- IIoT-Safety in material handling and production

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BMBF
EMADI
Measurement Technology & Power Electronics

EMADI
- Development of an economic measurement and billing procedure for dynamic inductive charging systems

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BMWK

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

Mar

Formal process description as a key to Industry 4.0 – demonstrated in the assembly of IKEA shelves

14.03. 14.03.2024
Hybrid
Apr

Solarstrom vom Dach – Lohnt sich das? Fragen, Antworten und Erfahrungen aus der Sicht von Anwendern, Technikern und Gesetzgeber

18.04. 18.04.2024
Hybrid
May

Nicht nur zur Miete: Elektromobilität als Teil moderner Wohnkultur

30.05. 30.05.2024
Hybrid

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.