From 2005 until the start of 2009, FAZIT (Forschungsprojekt für Aktuelle und Zukunftsorientierte Informations- und MedienTechnologien und deren Nutzung in Baden-Wuerttemberg – Research Project for Current and Future IT and Media Technologies and Their Use in Baden-Wuerttemberg) has focused on the identification of new markets for innovative IT and media technologies. It also has examined the perspectives for future IT and media trends with a regional relevance.

Taking Baden-Württemberg as an example, FAZIT evolves new approaches by combining high-quality research with statistical investigations. The research scope extends from market analyses and company surveys through case studies and research workshops to Delphi studies, scenario processes and roadmapping.

FAZIT has identified 15 relevant focal topics, among others, IT in healthcare (implantable labs), visualisation and simulation (3D-internet) and IT-based eco-efficiency (towards internet of energy). Its findings are presented continuously, generating important momentum for further research and development thanks to their strong transfer component.

Project name FAZIT
Duration 01.01.2005 – 31.03.2009
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany
Project aim
  • Early occupation of strategically important issues and positions for the country
  • Contribution to support the sustainability of Baden-Württemberg as a regional innovation system
  • Roadmap and research hypotheses on commerce, science and politics
  • Positioning of Baden-Württemberg as an internationally competitive IT and media location
MFG's part
  • Management and coordination of the overall project including project control / project management and communication
  • Potential and relevance analysis of 4 market issues, implementation of case studies and scientific workshops for machining the market themes
  • Final Conference, continuous transfer of knowledge and practice through publications in industry-specific networking communities
Contact Dr. Christian Förster
Project Manager Research Funding/ Trend Monitoring
Phone: +49 711 90715-312