The IFAI is an expert in productive software and state-of-the-art software development.

Many software development projects do not come to fruition or end directly after development, because there is no transfer into productive and long-term operation or this is not planned from the start. 

In addition to development work, productive projects always require parts of design, service, maintenance, and further developments. These tasks are indispensable, but usually do not justify the employment of internal personnel for the respective task area.

Often, the functionality is implemented by students using their own choice of software. Aspects such as data security or copyright, as well as continuity in operation, further development, and long-term technology selection, are sometimes not given enough consideration. Even a (phone) service or permanent financing are difficult to achieve. 

Our team members, who have been collaborating successfully for many years, bring comprehensive skills and experience to the aforementioned areas to make (IT) projects a success. 

This is where the Institute for Applied Computer Science (IFAI) comes in – open to all faculties and institutions at Nuremberg Tech to allow for more productive IT projects across the university and thereby contribute to the guiding theme of innovative service. 

Among other things, the IFAI advises on the application process for software projects with regard to future development work and costs or puts forward a maintainable state-of-the-art software technology stack. In addition, it presents proposals for service and financial aspects.

This provides a powerful impetus for the planning and, where necessary, development and market launch of software projects.

A selection of successfully implemented projects can be found here.

The IFAI does not see itself as a software house, but as a point of support for the planning, development, introduction and operation of software projects:

Advice on:

  • Application process for software projects with regard to future development work and costs
  • Maintainable, state-of-the-art software technology stacks (web frontend, development tools, database selection, backend implementation)
  • Service and financial aspects
  • Requirements for productive software
  • State-of-the-art software development (full-stack development)
  • Design
  • Service (helpdesk)
  • Software maintenance and operation