Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD


Fraunhofer IGD is the world’s leading research institution for applied visual computing. We consider it our mission to continuously enable people in the age of digitization to control complex computer systems and the associated flood of data and not to be controlled by it. For this purpose, we leverage our leading technological position which we continue to strengthen and expand upon.

Visual Computing as a Guide of Digitization

Visual computing is image- and model-based computer science. In simple terms, it is the ability to turn information into images (computer graphics) and to extract information from images (computer vision). Applications are manifold and include man-machine interaction, interactive simulation, and modeling.

Visual Computing as an Innovation Driver

Industry 4.0, Smart City, and Virtual Reality are just some of the key words of digitization. Each of these topics offers immense business potential. Visual computing provides the opportunity for new services and business models. Successfully establishing the possibilities of our know-how is the key to our mission. The high quality of our applied research and development portfolio secures excellent results. We deliver an added value to our customers in providing them with our know-how and tools. In turn, our customers are provided with a competitive edge. Companies greatly benefit from implementing their ideas by means of our technologies. In doing so, they benefit from our extensive expertise. This applies to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as to major corporations.