Research

The Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster "Cloud Computing for Logistics" combines the design and structure of logistics and information technology services in one common design. The two Fraunhofer Institutes IML and ISST worked together to develop a new platform for logistics software and, in doing so, combined the two disciplines of logistics and computer science.

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provided the ideal conditions for this venture. With approximately 250 000 people employed in the field, it is the logistics stronghold of Germany. There are more than 5 700 logistics companies between Duisburg and Dortmund: The highest density of logistics service providers in the heart of Europe. The ca. 14 000 software companies and the planned Logistics Campus (Technische Universität Dortmund) support the choice of location.

Cluster Manager

Oliver Wolf

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Dipl.-Inform. Oliver Wolf

Cluster Manager

Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 2-4
44227 Dortmund

Phone +49 231 9743-172

Fax +49 231 9743-162

Deputy Cluster Manager

Ulrich Springer

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Dr. Ulrich Springer

Deputy Cluster Manager

Fraunhofer-Institute for Software and Systems Engineering
Emil-Figge-Str. 91
44227 Dortmund

Phone +49 231 97677-400

Fax +49 231 97677-199

Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster “Cloud Computing for Logistics” and “EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr” – Interactions and Reciprocal Effects

The services and applications developed as part of the Efficiency Cluster are sold on the "Logistics Mall", which was developed and implemented as part of the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster.