Innovation Management and Lively Exchange with Research and Teaching

As an early spin off enterprise of the Institute AIFB (Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering), today’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) PROMATIS maintains for now nearly two decades narrow contacts with research and teaching. From the first common research projects a lived cooperation has emerged, which today makes up the core of the PROMATIS innovation management. The cooperation encloses besides cooperative research projects also common lectures and the exchange of certified employees (doctoral candidate, master students) within the scope of research projects and industrial projects.

Main Research: Business Processes

The cooperation with the Institute AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Research Center of Informatics (FZI) lays the main focus on research projects regarding the subject Business Processes. Innovative methods and software tools for Business Process Management (BPM) should support the whole life cycle of a business process. By applying the possibilities of Web 2.0, modeling tasks are increasingly being taken over by business communities. To implement the processes in real systems, state-of-the-art digitization technologies as well as Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence SOA technologies and service-oriented business applications are used. Sophisticated monitoring and analysis technologies – with the involvement of big data – support process management and enable continuous improvement of business processes based on performance measurements.

Part of the cooperation is Horus Endeavor, an innovation partnership of the Institute AIFB (Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Dept. of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vossen) at the University of Muenster, the FZI Karlsruhe and the Constance Institute of Process Control (KIPS) at Hochschule Konstanz (HTWG) with the software enterprise PROMATIS and Horus.