The IAF (Institut für Angewandte Forschung – Institute for Applied Research) is the main contact for all queries regarding research, development, and knowledge transfer.
The IAF focuses on research in the following areas:

Production EngineeringResearch in this area focuses on the areas of precision grinding, mechatronics and high-frequency power electronics, service innovation, technical information, logistics and materials science. ...
Smart SystemsSmart Systems are "intelligent" devices or systems which capture data from their environment over integrated sensors, process the data independently using electronics and related software, ...
Medical TechnologiesIn the medical technologies core area of research at the Furtwangen University Institute for Applied Research, interdisciplinary research in medicine and engineering is carried out in the following ...
Society, Health, SustainabilityIn the core area of research Society, Health, Sustainability, interdisciplinary research projects related to current challenges in society are carried out. Research focuses on the areas of poverty ...
Innovation & Gender ResearchWorldwide innovations such as the internal combustion engine, the aspirin or the mp3 format originated in Germany. For Germany to continue to compete internationally, the long-term innovation ...
Web-based infrastructures and applicationsInternet and/or intranet-based IT applications play an increasing role in both the private and business world. These types of infrastructures and applications are the focus of this research ...