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.
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.
think-cell was founded in 2002 in Berlin and is today the leading vendor of productivity software for professional PowerPoint users. Its software covers the complete process of presentation creation – from analysis and preparation of business data to the graphical rendering of qualitative and quantitative results. Most international business consulting firms, as well as a large number of the well-known industrial global leaders, are among think-cell's customers.