Virtual Product Creation VPC, Industrial Information Technology IIT

Contact details

Produktionstechnisches Zentrum
Pascalstr. 8-9
10587 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0)30 314-0
Telefax: +49 (0)30 314-23222



Institute of Industrial Information Technology IIT, TU Berlin,
Division Virtual Product Creation VPC, IPK Berlin

Director of the institute:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark

Year of foundation of Fraunhofer IPK:

Key information

Members of research staff: 35
Employees: 8
Trainees: 0
Student research assistents: 46
Bachelor students: 280
Master students: 270


Strategy / Vision for PLM

Virtual Product Creation is one of the keys to ensure effective product and manufacturing engineering. Digital innovations are essential for the future because they enable engineers to master the increasing complexity of information and to allow intuitive use of process and functional simulation.

Core competencies / main areas of education

  • Product creation processes
  • Produkt modelling and simulation
  • Collaborative engineering
  • Digital and functional mock ups
  • New Interaction technologies, e.g. virtual and augmented reality, multi-touch, mobile interaction

Main areas of research

  • Product development methods and processes
  • Product design and functional verification
  • Intuitive interaction with virtual prototypes
  • Information management for product creation
  • Methods of digital production and factory processes


  • The Fraunhofer Group for Production
  • The Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance
  • The Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung – WiGeP (competence network to enhance product innovation in mechanical engineering and cognate industries)
  • The European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association
  • The Innovation Alliance for Virtual Technologies
  • The Center of Human-Machine Systems
  • The Electromobility Research Network
  • International Academy for Production Engineering (College International pour la Recherche en Productique - CIRP)

Industry projects

  • Consulting and introduction of new virtual product creation technologies
  • Assessment and migration of PDM/PLM solutions
  • Studies on technologies, market developments und user behaviour
  • Innovation workshops

Industry partners

Leading industrial enterprise in the fields of:

  • Car lndustry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Energy production
  • Medical technology
  • CAx- and PDM/PLM vendors.