Research at TCG

Pioneering & Vibrant

Technology Campus Grafenau.

Digitalisation, AI & Big Data

The Technology Campus Grafenau (TCG) is a research institution of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and bundles the know-how of DIT in three interdisciplinary research fields "Smart Region" (Digital Village), "Business Data Analytics & Optimisation" as well as "Applied Artificial Intelligence". The research fields are geared to the major challenges of our time: digitalisation in industry and society, urbanisation, sustainability.


About the Technology Campus Grafenau

In close cooperation with trade and industrial companies, municipalities and research institutions, the highly qualified team of approx. 40 employees works on future-oriented projects such as digitalisation in rural areas, industry 4.0, reduction of food waste, sensor data analyses and fraud detection. Core competencies include algorithm and app development, database and cloud technologies, material flow optimisation, statistical data analysis and machine learning. The TCG is committed to the Bavarian Forest region and pursues its vision of demonstrating, strengthening and further developing its diverse potential: Silicon Forest.



12 July 2019: Open Day at the Technology Campus Grafenau

28 June 2019: Presentation of the University Prize of the city of Deggendorf by the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder

18 July 2018: Visit by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

26 January 2016: Move into the new campus building on the Stadtberg in Grafenau

17 April 2015: Foundation stone laid for Technology Campus Grafenau

April 2014: Approval for an innovative new campus building in the city centre of Grafenau

1 October 2013: Official recognition and establishment of the Technology Campus Grafenau

19 March 2013: Bavarian Cabinet approves start-up financing for five years

3 June 2012: Application for the establishment of a Technology Campus and start-up financing at the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

May / June 2012: Move into temporary premises in Grafenau (Neudorf)

April 2012: Release of first project funds (BMWi: ZIM NEMO): Network Sustainable Logistics - CO2-optimized Route Planning, Navigation, Driving Assistance and Controlling

12 May 2011: Foundation of the Competence and Research Network Logistics in Grafenau with 13 network partners

Summer 2010: Initiation of the establishment of a Technology Campus Logistics by companies of the region and the regional management Freyung-Grafenau




Every ten years, the volume of data on our planet multiplies by a thousand. The Internet, social networks, business warehouses - there is a huge flow of data that has not yet been used extensively. In addition, the combination of data from different sources can create a high added value. Companies that systematically analyse their data perform much better than companies with less data usage affinity. Companies like Google and Amazon are demonstrating daily to the world that "data analytics" works.

The aim of this activity is to transform data into valuable business-relevant information with direct economic benefits. We help you to formulate the right questions, identify the relevant data and data sources, integrate them and transform them into information and knowledge with the help of innovative tools.

Our spectrum ranges from the use of classical static methods and data mining to machine learning, simulation and optimisation algorithms. Our focus is on the development of user-friendly solutions characterised by intelligent human-machine interaction. Typical applications include demand forecasting, inventory analysis and optimisation, machine data analysis, optimisation of machine settings and production parameters, production planning, and value stream analysis.

Your contact person for further questions: Dr. habil. Robert Hable


With applied methods of Artificial Intelligence we are able to raise unused data treasures. We develop solutions to derive business-relevant proposals for action from your data, e.g. in personnel planning or demand forecasting. We focus on direct economic benefits and smooth integration into established business processes.

Your contact for further questions: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Elser







For centuries, rural areas have been the centre of people's lives and work. As a result of urbanisation, it is increasingly disappearing from the global public consciousness, the city has asserted itself. Rural regions are often left behind - mobility, medical care and access to education are limited and the quality of life correspondingly diminished.

We feel connected to our region and therefore develop strategies for rural areas: intelligent - innovative - integrative - digitally networked.

The aim is to make the best possible use of the opportunities offered by digitisation to meet the everyday challenges of life in rural areas - holistically, across generations and for all sections of the population.

Our spectrum includes sustainable optimisation measures and digital solutions for practical applications. Our strength lies in the analysis, design and development of digital everyday helpers. Our interdisciplinary team develops tailor-made concepts in close cooperation with the population, local authorities and companies.

Regional sustainability is achieved through the development of joint, long-term research projects. Cost reduction, efficiency increase, service improvement and the formation of regional networks are the tools of the modern and attractive rural area of the future.

Your contact person for further questions: Gudrun Fischer


Our fields of activity include market-oriented offers, which we tailor to the needs of our customers, clients and development partners.

Here you will find a wide range of technology and consulting services for various functional areas in companies and organisations as well as development solutions for specific industries. Our services reflect the current state of research. We are neutral, objective and not fixed on a specific solution. Experts from various fields work together and develop cross-sectional solutions. Upon request, we integrate students into ongoing projects in order to qualify them for specific companies and projects.

Current projects:

Completed projects:

Partners of the TC Grafenau

The Technology Campus Grafenau cooperates regionally and supraregionally with partners from industry and education. In addition, there are numerous cooperation partners in our research and corporate projects of the individual working groups.

If you would like to become a partner, we look forward to hearing from you. We are happy to support you with research projects and applications.

We hold regular entrepreneur conferences for our cooperation partners, find out funding opportunities for innovative projects, support research applications and student projects.


ANDRITZ Fiedler GmbH, Regensburg
Trägerverein Europaregion Donau-Moldau e.V., Freyung
Regionale Kontaktstelle für Niederbayern und den Landkreis Altötting
Knauf AMF GmbH & Co. KG, Grafenau
Modehaus Garhammer GmbH, Waldkirchen
Modehaus der Region
Karl Bachl GmbH & Co.KG, Röhrnbach
Bauindustrie und Kunststofftechnik
HOMAG Plattenaufteiltechnik GmbH, Calw-Holzbronn
Plattenaufteiltechnik: Sägen, Software, Service
Beinbauer Automotive GmbH & Co.KG, Büchlberg
Maschinenbau und Komponentenfertigung
Inatronic GmbH & Co.KG, Deggendorf
Automotive Kommunikations- und Informationstechnologie
BMW AG Group Werk Regensburg
InfraServ GmbH & Co. Gendorf KG, Burgkirchen a.d.Alz
B&S Blech mit System GmbH & Co.KG, Grafenau
Kliniken am Goldenen Steig gGmbH, Freyung
Verbund der Krankenhäuser im Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau
dab: Daten-Analysen & Beratung GmbH, Deggendorf
Daten - Analysen & Beratung
Komax SLE GmbH & Co.KG, Grafenau
Getränke Degenhart e.K., Tiefenbach
LINHARDT GmbH & Co.KG, Viechtach
Kunststoff- und Aluminiumverpackungen
Deutsche Bahn AG, Frankfurt
Regio-Netz Südostbayernbahn
MADLEINE Mode GmbH, Zirndorf
Katalog- und Onlineunternehmen für Damenmode
Schenker Deutschland AG, Eging a. See
Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH, Regensburg
Elektronische Prüf- und Messtechnik
NORMA Lebensmittelfilialbetrieb Stiftung & Co.KG, Nürnberg
SLE Technology GmbH, Grafenau
Elektronik und Oberflächentechnik
PARAT GmbH & Co.KG, Neureichenau
Leichtbau von Kunststoffverkleidungen
Sparkasse Freyung-Grafenau
Bank und Kreditanstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
Radio Frequency Systems GmbH, Hannover
Hochfrequenz-Kabel und -Antennensysteme
Georg Graßl GmbH Spedition, Plattling
Transport-, Beschaffungs-, Lagerlogistik
ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co.KG, Teisnach
Mess-, Broadcast- und Medientechnik, Cyber-Sicherheit
TCP Technologické centrum Písek s.r.o., CZ Písek
Technologické centrum Písek
Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie
tegut... gute Lebensmittel GmbH & Co.KG, Fulda
Sesotec GmbH, Schönberg
Metall-, Fremdstoff- und Fehlerprodukt-Separation, Förderstrom-Sortierung
UAS Messtechnik GmbH, Viechtach
SCS Supply Chain Services AG, Schönberg
Supply Chain Services - Optimierung von Wertschöpfungsketten
Wasserversorgung Bayerischer Wald, Deggendorf
Wasserversorgung im Bayerischen Wald
Dichtungstechnik Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG; Niederwinkling
Zwiesel Kristallglas AG, Zwiesel
WEIDPLAS Germany GmbH, Treuen
Kunststoffe / Plastik
ZVK GmbH, Teisnach
Wimmer Wohnkollektionen GmbH, Waldkirchen
Natürliche Massivholzmöbel
Zollner Elektronik AG, Zandt
Mechatronische Systeme
Josef Witt GmbH, Weiden



The Technology Campus Grafenau or its management is represented as a member in numerous organisations.


Bundesvereinigung Logistik
Das Logistik-Netzwerk für Fach- und Führungskräfte
Die Gesellschaft für Operations Research e.V.
Förderung von Einsatz von Operations Research in Wissenschaft und Praxis
Cluster Mechatronik & Automation e.V.
Netzwerk Bayern
Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V
Logistics Research Austria
Kooperationsinitiative österreichischer Universitäten, Fachhochschulen und außeruniversitären Einrichtungen für Forschung & Entwicklung in den Bereichen Logistik, Supply Chain Management & Verkehr
IHK Verkehrsausschuss
Der Verkehrsausschuss ist ein Fachgremium für Verkehr, Logistik und Infrastruktur in der Region
Branchennetzwerk der Logistik- und IKT-Branche
EUREGIO Bayerischer Wald - Böhmerwald - Unterer Inn
 Grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit
Dialog Textil Bekleidung
Zusammenschluss der Industrie


studies & publications

The following publications database provides an overview of the publications of the members of the Technology Campus Grafenau. You can search by author, organisational unit and publication type as well as by free text entry.

job offers

We are constantly looking for experts with academic backgrounds in computer science, data mining and statistics as well as in purchasing, logistics and SCM.

Especially in the field of data analysis, unsolicited applications are welcome.

Applicants interested in working in the field of data analysis should have a university degree in relevant subjects and sound knowledge of statistics, data mining or machine learning. A completed doctorate is an advantage. Very good experience in dealing with statistics software and programming skills are required.


At the moment we are looking for:

Current job applications can be found in the university portal.


Student assistants:

The Technology Campus Grafenau is looking for support from student assistants from the study courses:

  •     Business Administration
  •     International Management
  •     Media engineering
  •     Business informatics
  •     Industrial engineering

Unsolicited applications are best sent to you: Franz Wilhelm



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Technology Campus Grafenau

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