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FOKUS Competence Center

Research and Development

European and national R&D programmes – Standardisation – Industry-oriented research

FOKUS has traditionally been a leading player in the research programmes of the European Union and national research-sponsoring bodies. Its extensive expertise in technology and application development for the field of information and communications technology in concert with its engagement in numerous international standardisation committees have made FOKUS a highly sought-after partner for syndicates and consortiums. FOKUS offers

  • Development of mid-term and long-term research projects and promotion programmes
  • Support for standardisation activities
  • Development and management of R&D consortiums
  • Implementation of R&D projects in line with FOKUS vision and areas of research

One key area of FOKUS activities is devoted to the conception and implementation of development projects in collaboration with R&D partners from industry. Oriented on mid-term timelines, FOKUS works with the R&D departments of its strategic partners to implement projects that cover the projected needs of specific sectors in the coming two to three years.

Partnerships are either limited to specific projects or based on long-term co-operation agreements.

IuK-Technologies – Standardisation – IP-based Systems
Its distinguished track record of successful partnerships with international companies in a wide range of business fields is testimony to FOKUS’ capability in bringing its competencies and experience rapidly and reliably to bear on innovative partnered projects. FOKUS is the specialist for

  • Consolidating industrial expertise in IT and communications technology
  • Ensuring rapid compliance of proprietary solutions to standards
  • Development and implementation of IP-based communication infrastructures and services, i.e. in the fields of UMTS/3G beyond and flexible satellite services, machine-to-machine communication and more.
  • Implementation of measurement procedures and systematic testing in distributed Internet environments
  • Standardisation tracking and active standardisation


Requirement-oriented – Standards-based – Compliance – Integration – Service Development
Alongside its research activities, requirement-oriented solution development is another key area of the FOKUS service portfoli. With their high flexibility, cost-effectiveness and suitability for a wide range of uses, standards-based solutions come top of the agenda.

FOKUS delivers
  • Compliance of proprietary systems with standards
  • Integration of heterogeneous systems in a common run-time environment
  • Development of management environments for complex infrastructures
  • Development of new services from scratch, i.e. in the mobility sector, entertainment/TV sector, facility management, media, eGovernment
  • Development of communication systems
  • Development of distributed software
  • Testing development


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