FZI Friends' Association

Voluntarily engaged

FZI Friends' Association

Business-related institution such as the FZI maintain particularly intensive contacts with companies in the cooperating industries as part of their industrial projects. In order to improve the integration of the FZI beyond these project-related contacts into the industries nationwide and regionally into the general economic activities, the FZI Friends’ Association (“Förderverein Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) e. V.”) was established in 1984 by 26 founding members. Today, the FZI Friends’ Association has about 80 members.

The FZI Friends’ Association is a network of companies and other organizations with legal capacity that want to use modern information technologies. To this end, they maintain contact with each other and with the FZI and support the work of the research institution. A membership also enhances the opportunity to benefit from FZI‘s competence in research by initiating, planning and realizing new projects.

You can download the statutes and contribution rules of the FZI Friends’ Association as PDF (german only).


FZI Friends' Association...

  • advises the research areas on the identification of long-term questions of interest to practical applications
  • provides targeted support for particularly promising scientific projects
  • promotes the transfer of research results into industrial practice
  • supports the establishment of new, topical research areas
  • elects the members listed in the FZI statutes to the FZI Board of Trustees

The FZI maintains contact with its members in a special way in working groups. The events of the sponsoring association, which take place several times a year, offer members the opportunity to inform themselves about current research topics and to cultivate industry-relevant networks. Training courses and seminars are available on a preferential basis at particularly favorable rates. Guest stays of employees of member companies at the FZI and of FZI employees in member companies are encouraged.

Logo FZI Förderverein



Oliver Winzenried, WIBU SYSTEMS AG

Vice Chairman and Treasurer

Dr. Klaus Wiegand, Badenia Treuhand GmbH

Vice chairmen and secretary

Dr. Elmar Dorner, SAP SE

Comittee Member

Richard Einstmann, Bechtle AG

Comittee Member

Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch, Bartsch Rechtsanwälte

You would like to join the FZI Friends' Association?

Then please send the completed application form to:

Förderverein FZI e.V.

c/o FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

z. Hd. Herrn Sebastian Felzmann

Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany



ABB Forschungszentrum

aicas GmbH

andrena objects ag

AppSphere AG

Badenia Treuhand GmbH

BadenService GbR


Barco Control Rooms GmbH

Bechtle AG

Berker GmbH & Co. KG

BOTTCO - Dr. Bott Consulting - Engineering Consultancy

BrandMaker GmbH

BWG Systemhaus Gruppe AG

CAS Software AG

Consileon Business Consultancy GmbH

Disy Informationssysteme GmbH

ec4u expert consulting ag

E.I.N.S. Software Solutions UG


Ernst & Young GmbH WPG

exensio Gesellschaft für Informationstechnologie GmbH


fivers Versicherungsmakler GmbH

Matthias Grund Unternehmensberatung

Hief & Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG

Hoepfner Bräu Friedrich Hoepfner Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

HR-Entwicklung & Führung für Wachstumsunternehmen - Regina Bergdolt

init innovation in traffic systems SE

intarsys AG

Internext GmbH

IPG Automotive GmbH

ISTEC Industrielle Software-Technik GmbH

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH

KTC - Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH


Lindenbaum GmbH

LogControl GmbH

microTEC Südwest e.V.


PflugerPartner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG

QoSCom Quality in Communications GmbH (QoSCom)

RA Consulting GmbH

Audials AG

Bartsch Rechtsanwälte

Rudolf Röser Verlag und Informationsdienste AG

s.a.x. Software GmbH

SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG

Siemens Digital Logistics GmbH

SMO GmbH Software Manufaktur Klaus-Dieter Ost und Partner

Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG

Technologiepark Karlsruhe GmbH

TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH


VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.

Vector Informatik GmbH

Versicherungsbüro & Kapitalanlagen Harald Friess


Zielbauer GmbH

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