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

Water & Energy

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

Measurement Technology & Power Electronics
Acoustic sensors and actuators

- Acoustophoresis for the separation of microplastics

BMWK – INNO-KOM Modul „Vorlaufforschung“
ICT & Automation
Digital Production Systems

- Innovating Sales and Planning of Complex Industrial Products Exploiting Artificial Intelligence



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



Digitale Degustation - Erleben Sie Digitalisierung einmal anders in Form einer Verkostung ...

05.07. 05.07.2022

KommA 2022 - 13. Jahreskolloquium Kommunikation in der Automation

02.11. 02.11.2022



ifak at the Hannover Messe 2022

ifak will present the latest research and development results at the booth of the OPC Foundation (hall 8, booth F07) as well as at the 5G-ACIA (hall 9, booth D54). For the OPC Foundatio... read more
ifak auf der IFAT 2022

ifak at IFAT 2022

Visit us at IFAT 2022, the world's largest trade fair for the infrastructure sectors of water, sewage and waste. It will take place from 30.05. - 03.06.2022 in Munich. We cordially invi... 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 25 years.

90 Mio.
Euro Project funds

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