Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute


The Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute (FSTI) is a research institute for Business Transformation in the context of digitalization and networking, with sites at the “Haus der Wirtschaft“ in Stuttgart and on the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn.

The Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute shapes business transformation. Based on the concept of cooperative science research, we initiate, shape and accompany projects oriented towards transformation in the intersection of science, business, society and politics.

We conduct project oriented towards transfer in order to examine changes of economic and societal structures triggered by the increasing digitalization. The Institute defines digitalization as controlling physical processes and objects via their virtual representation.

We are the German representative in the Industrial Internet Consortiums (IIC) and, as such, both affiliated institute of the Steinbeis-University and part of the international Steinbeis Network, which includes leading research and transfer institutions.

The FSTI is active in the following research areas:

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