think-cell's R&D partner Fraunhofer FIRST celebrates 20th anniversary

Berlin, November 7, 2003

The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology (FIRST) today celebrated its 20th anniversary and looked back on two decades of continuous success.

FIRST's director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Jähnichen said, "For the last 20 years, FIRST has been a premier institution for academic and industrial research in understanding and mastering complex systems. Our partners can rely on that."

The special relationship between FIRST and its spin-off think-cell has led to numerous joint academic contributions, particularly in the area of intelligent systems. These contributions continue to inspire think-cell's innovative products.

About Fraunhofer FIRST

As part of Europe's leading organization for technical and organizational innovations – the Fraunhofer Society – FIRST conducts research to understand and master complex systems. To do so, FIRST puts a strong emphasis on constraint technologies and combinatorial optimization.

About think-cell

Founded in Berlin in 2002, think-cell is the de facto standard for creating professional presentations in PowerPoint. With productivity tools and support for 40+ chart types, all of the top 10 global consulting firms rely on think-cell. It is the software of choice for the DAX 40 and Fortune 500 companies and is taught at 9 of the top 10 US business schools.