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

Transport & Assistance
Mobility and Logistics in Urban and Rural Areas

- Parking slot occupancy information and parking slot reservation for a more comfortable multimodal traveling

mFUND des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
Transport & Assistance

- V2X Monitoring System

ICT & Automation

- Self-defence networks for resilient industry 4.0

LuFo des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie


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



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.