Fraunhofer SIRIOS sees itself as an incubator for new public safety and security technologies. Its research focuses on digital building and infrastructure twins, secure supply networks and infrastructures, collaborative responder systems, virtual situation visualization, and efficiency of communication and response in crisis situations. In different scenarios, relevant parameters and interdependencies of modern society are identified and exemplified in coupled simulations. The evaluations reveal existing vulnerabilities and create room for new protection and resilience strategies.
The center focuses particularly on transferring the research into practice: Working with network partners in safety and security authorities, industry, research and politics, new models of technical systems and human behavior are integrated into complex scenarios, tested in simulations and evaluated within the transfer network. At the same time, regular exchange formats ensure that the needs which arise in practice are channeled back into research. Thus, Fraunhofer SIRIOS fulfills an important function in integrating legal frameworks, working methods of authorities and organizations, procedures in research and development, business models of technology companies as well as the acceptance of the population “by design”, i.e. from the very beginning, into the scientific development process. The center understands scenario-oriented simulations as a technology-open and cross-departmental methodology for all stakeholders involved.
Technologies have to prove themselves in real-life situations. As a result, Fraunhofer SIRIOS network partners are going to receive comprehensive support that no other scientific or commercial simulation platform currently offers: A collaborative environment for training and simulation with virtual missions in two- or three-dimensional space as well as an open architecture for stress testing commercial and non-commercial models and systems to evaluate vulnerabilities and technical-organizational synergies.