Innovation – Shock – Adaptation – Normalisation

The world is ever-changing, at the heart of this change is technology and innovation. In earlier times innovation was often feared or dismissed. This changed over time and now innovation is a high priority of companies and society. A prime example of this shift are cashless payment systems. When payment cards where first developed, many where skeptical and doubted, that they would be of much success. Nowadays many people prefer card over cash and businesses all over the world adapted to that or in other terms: It became normal.

This is just one example of how innovations change the way we live, work and travel.

New inventions can influence societies in different ways and they often have a bigger impact than anyone could have expected. The Fraunhofer Institute for industrial engineering and organisation is researching how technological changes, emerging fields like e-mobility and innovation can be managed and how they impact society. We talked to Sebastian Kurowski who focuses on the integration of security measures within a company and discussed differences, similarities and a cooperation of the Zero Outage Industry Standard Association and the Fraunhofer Institute.

Fraunhofer looks at security from a philosophical, sociological and economical point of view. They then analyse their findings and formulate a strategy for a practical experiment. Zero Outage looks is a collective of field experts who are present at the heart of the problem. They have a direct look at problems and formulate a practical strategy based on that. This difference in approach is why Zero Outage and Fraunhofer work great together. They combine the theoretical and the practical with the common goal of reducing security risks and outages to an absolute minimum.

To make the most of this synergy Fraunhofer and Zero Outage will start working together to the most of their abilities. An exemplary collaboration is a shared research project that is backed up by the European Union.

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