Digital Transformation of Industry

Fraunhofer Innovation Center in Wattens, Tyrol

The Fraunhofer Innovation Center "Digital Transformation of Industry" in Tyrol in the start-up center of Destination Wattens (Werkstätte Wattens) was founded in 2016 and is a branch of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH based in Vienna. The research and development work on the subject of "digital transformation of industry" is based on local industrial needs. Fraunhofer Austria cooperates closely with companies, research institutions and universities from the region and from the international environment. The aim is to sustainably increase the competitiveness and innovative strength of Tyrol as an industrial location.

Companies, research institutions, universities and the public sector will find an independent research partner in our center who covers all levels of digital transformation in a wide variety of industries. We help you to secure your competitiveness also in the digital world.

Current Topics


Online-Workshop / 26.4.2021

Data Science for SMEs

Gain a basic understanding of how data science can be applied in practice.
In cooperation with DIH West.


Online-Workshop / 27.5.2021

Introduction to the Data Science Technology Stack

As part of the online workshop, essential elements of the data science technology stack will be presented, from data sources to technologies for storing and processing data through to the provision of results.
In cooperation with DIH West.



Digital Transformation of Industry

Discover our basic SME packages and make your company ready for digital transformation.

Our Services

Depending on your requirements, the Fraunhofer Innovation Center can support you from the first idea through to the implementation or accompany you through individual steps, depending on the situation. A unique competence network with around 29,000 employees in various disciplines of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is at our side.

Industrial and contract research

for industry, business and authorities: you can work with us in various project formats. From potential analysis to optimization concepts to implementation - tailored to your specific needs.

Partnerships in funded research projects

We support you in strategic planning, application and the implementation of research projects.


Technology and knowledge transfer

We can make you fit for digital transformation - starting from workshops for large companies to basic packages specially tailored for SMEs.

Feasibility studies and potential analyzes

We can support you at preparing and implementing as well as analysing different types of studies, questionnaires or surveys.


Peter Schieder

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Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schieder

Head of Innovation Center

Fraunhofer Innovation Center Digital Transformation of Industry
Weisstraße 9
6112  Wattens, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 10

Daniel Bachlechner

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Dr.rer.soc.oec. Daniel Bachlechner

Head of Advanced Data Analytics

Fraunhofer Innovation Center Digital Transformation of Industry
Weisstraße 9, Büro 02
6112 Wattens, Austria

Phone +43 676 88861663