FIZ News

June 2015

Neues Zeolith kann mehr Wärme speichern

June 2015

Stabiles Netz trotz flexibler Einspeisung

May 2015

Windenergie-Anlagen rütteln und schütteln

Meet us at

Tag der gewerblichen Schutzrechte,
Stuttgart, 30. Jun
CICM 2015, Washington, 13. - 17. Jul
AALL - American Association of Law Libraries, 10th Annual Meeting and Conference, Philadelphia, 18. - 21. July

Applied Research

FIZ Karlsruhe pursues the following goals in its applied research and development:

  • To strengthen the quality of our products and services – for example, by improving the indexing of STN patent information;
  • To develop e-science solutions and infrastructure for the scientific community – for example, in the field of research data management;

Challenges and research questions

Rapid developments in science and technology are changing the way research is conducted by academia and business. The global networking of researchers ans information professionals is one key driver of accelerated scientific and technological change, for it leads new research trends and findings to quickly spread around the globe. Yet another key driver is competition between national scientific systems, which promotes greater efficiency and innovation. As a result of this new environment, researchers are placing new and greater demands on information infrastructure. It is imperative for us as a leading international provider of information infrastructure services to recognize and respond to new trends early on. Accordingly, we closely examine the issues and challenges faced by our users and customers. This ensures that our services are closely tailored to practical needs.

Current Topics in Applied Research by FIZ Karlsruhe

  • Information retrieval and -dissemination
    This covers topics such as text mining, semantic methods, the development of ontologies for generating high-value content as well as new methods for the inquest/query, analysis and visualization.
    In this context, FIZ Karlsruhe offers students to conduct Bachelor- or Master- theses (Diplomarbeiten) on the mentioned subject. Of course, internships in this field are possible too. Topics which are currently offered you can find here.


As an important player in the field of scientific information infrastructure we carry out our own research projects and also cooperate closely with renowned universities and research institutes