The high performance center “Secure Connected Systems” (LZ SVS) clusters the technical prowess of TU Munich, Bundeswehr University Munich and the Fraunhofer institutes AISEC, EMFT and ESK. Since July 2017, the center has provided an application-oriented and interdisciplinary platform for cross-sectoral and cross-thematic, systematic research and collaboration based in Munich with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT)-related areas of Networked Mobility, Industry 4.0 and Health. However, the aspects of hardware security, operational reliability and data security are highly relevant to many other sectors, which is why the center intends to successively expand into other fields of application in the future as well.

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Showroom High Performance Center »Secure Intelligent Systems«

The aim of the center’s partners is to offer their customers comprehensive yet user-friendly solutions in the area of cyber security. There is a considerable demand here, especially among SMEs. Many smaller companies do not have the capacity to handle this complex matter on their own. Yet given the sheer speed of technology development, they are forced to open up to the areas of digitalization, Industry 4.0 and IoT in order to be able to keep abreast of international competition. Here the center not only offers professional support: thanks to the enormous breadth of its expertise, it is also able to address customers’ individual needs. This is especiallyattractive to SMEs in the region, thereby strengthening Bavaria as an industrial base.

The center is also engaged in important activities at national and international level: here its application projects cover areas such as industry and automation and the automotive sector, where German companies are global leaders. These areas are in urgent need of digitalization, however. The LZ SVS makes a vital contribution here, strengthening Munich as an industrialbase – in the automotive sector, for example – by bringing digital technologies to conventional industries.

The competence portfolio of the research platform covers the following:

  • Conception, development and assembly of networked sensor nodes for data logging to serve customer-specific applications
  • Networking of embedded systems such as sensor nodes and control units by means of wireless and wired communication systems
  • Establishment of secure cloud-based data and control solutions
  • Conception and establishment of real-time communication systems in an industrial setting
  • Concept, evaluation and validation of new communication architectures and technologies for the real-time-capable, reliable and secure vehicle environment networking
  • Testing conformity, performance and security in dedicated test environments and customer scenarios