Areas of Expertise

Certain research areas at our site are especially suited to technology transfer, and therefore of particular interest for potential further collaboration with industry. The following presents a selection of the most promising topics:


IT security is becoming ever more important. The establishment of the Center for IT Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA) on campus provides ideal conditions for companies to benefit from numerous synergies in security research.

Big Data

Methods for sensible and efficient search through vast amounts of data, as well as meaningful linking of data to find desired information, already offer great potential for commercial applications today. Saarbrücken computer science is also very well established in this research area.

Visual Computing

The area of visual computing is certainly one of the most advanced, as far as cooperation between research partners and industrial development is concerned: the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the University with the Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” and the Visual Computing master’s degree program as well as the successful establishment of the Intel Visual Computing Institute create a critical mass that is highly attractive for further research partners.

Automotive Industry

In large collaborative research projects, as well as in particular the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, there are very good contacts with the most important representatives of the German and European automotive industry.


We have connections to the pharmaceutical industry, most notably via the Center for Bioinformatics. Collaborative work in this area relates to computer-based analysis and diagnostics, but through virtual screening, it also extends into the field of visual computing.

Semantic Web

Microsoft, Google, IBM and others are increasingly shaping today’s IT landscape. The University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics already have intensive connections with this area of the industry through the organization of doctoral fellowships and joint projects.

Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Public Relations
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Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7, R.120
66123 Saarbrücken
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