Steinbeis Transfer Center Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute (FSTI)


The Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute (FSTI) is a research institution for business transformation with a bearing on digital solutions and networking. The FSTI is located in Stuttgart-Hohenheim and on the education campus in Heilbronn.

The research projects conducted by the FSTI have a strong focus on transfer into business and revolve around changes in economic and social structures resulting from the increasing shift toward digital technology. The institute sees digital transformation as steering physical processes and objects using virtual equivalents.

The FSTI is a research faculty belonging to Steinbeis University and also home to the German Regional Team of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Digital Trust Forum (DTF).

Key Areas

  • Industrial internet/Industry 4.0
  • Digital transformation and society
  • Innovation and transfer management
  • Autonomization and IT trustworthiness


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Filderhauptstraße 142, D-70599 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 1839-808
Management: Prof. Dr. habil. Heiner Lasi
(Stand: 09/06/2021)

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