Regional integration

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has close links to and plays an active role in the region around Karlsruhe and in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Our work helps to strengthen Karlsruhe as a location for science – whether through the results of our research projects, close cooperation with the other Fraunhofer institutes in Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology or by staging events with national and international guests.

You can find examples of our projects and publications on this page as well as information about our cooperation and memberships in southwest Germany. An overview of the professorships held in Baden-Wuerttemberg and our local and regional events complete the picture. We show excerpts of our cooperation with the other Fraunhofer institutes in Karlsruhe – Fraunhofer IOSB and Fraunhofer ICT – on our joint social media channels.

Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in cooperating with us.




IST 2021

The 12th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) is hosted by Fraunhofer ISI from October 5 to 8, 2021.

The online conference format means participation and interaction will be available online from around the world.

In the videos, our Executive Director Jakob Edler and other colleagues explain what awaits you.


Network meeting

RISIS week

The EU-funded project RISIS is developing broad data infrastructure in STI studies and making research widely and openly accessible. Fraunhofer ISI is one of 18 partner organizations and is on the governing board.

The RISIS week took place in January 2020 at Fraunhofer ISI, this is the annual get-together of the activists of all data bases and all partner organizations. 


Series of lectures and debates

Focus: Future. Our life in 2050

Together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, we regularly host the series of lectures and debates on “Focus: Future. Our life in 2050”.




Fraunhofer ISI organized the eighth conference of the TA Network (NTA8) in November 2018. The theme of the conference was “Societal Transformations: Research object or mission of technology assessment?”  

Projects and publications

Cooperation and memberships

Professorships held in Baden-Wuerttemberg