Research, Development and Innovation

Research, development (R&D) and innovation are the driving forces for enabling GLOBIT’s technological leadership.

GLOBIT was founded in 1997 as a spin-off from Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading research organisation to take this mission as one of the foundations for the company's innovation activities. Since 2002, GLOBIT is an independent company. However until today, experienced research team members with excellent R&D experiences in Industry and Academia execute GLOBIT's innovation activities.

For many years, GLOBIT and its R&D team have been successfully active in national and European research projects. The widespread expertise in different IT fields as well as application domains offer GLOBIT the opportunity to think about new solutions without the tunnel vision which gets established if a company does not innovate and continuously seeks to break new ground in terms of underlying technologies as well as application solutions.

Therefore, the background of GLOBIT’s R&D team is based on cutting edge IT technologies and research and innovation expertise in several fields, from  web-based Information Systems to Digital Libraries, Multimedia Archives, Mobile Solutions, eLearning, Social Network Technologies as well as Content and Knowledge Management including Semantic Technologies. Besides this, Long-term Digital Preservation is an additional field of GLOBIT’s research and innovation activities.