FZI Living Lab Software Innovations

Methods, Technologies and Equipment

With methods like architectural blueprinting and process blueprinting, the FZI supports its customers in the implementation of an individual transformation process for digitalisation as well as in the development of new innovative applications. Numerous existing demonstrators of the FZI Living Labs Software Innovations from different application fields provide the inspiration for new ideas.

Furthermore, the FZI consistently observes current technologies and developments, for example regulatory frameworks like the GDPR. On this basis, the FZI examines together with research and industrial partners, whether and how innovation potentials can be developed in selected application fields with these technologies. Together with its customers, the FZI prototypes ideas on the basis of innovative technologies like augmented reality or blockchain and evaluates these. Researchers of the FZI accompany selected ideas and prototypes until the market launch.


  • Palladio – simulation framework for software architectures for the analysis of performance, scalability and reliability
  • Horus – tool for business modelling and analysis
  • DevOps Hands-On with current development tools and development environments
  • Demonstrator AUREUS for the evaluation of intelligent sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT, Industry 4.0,)
  • Demonstrators on augmented reality