Partners of ifak

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

The Institute has its roots in the Faculty of  Electrical Engineering and Information technology at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The close link with the University is based on a co-operation agreement. The University awarded ifak the status of an Associated Institute in 1993. ( A particularly close working co-operation exists with the Institut für Automatisierungstechnik IFAT. (



The KONTENDA GmbH was founded on the 24th April 2007, as a result of the successful work in the KONTENDA network. The institute ifak, together with partners of the regional industry, have a holding in this company.The KONTENDA GmbH is active in the development, manufacturing and  marketing of products and solutions of contactless transmission of power and information as well as the services in this field. (


ifak technology + service GmbH

ifak technology + service GmbH is a spin-off and cooperation partner of the research institute ifak e.V. and has started the business activity in 2017. The company is headquartered in Karlsruhe and is partner of the ifak-network consisting of research institute and companies. This network is now represented in Middle - and South Germany. ifak technology + service GmbH offers products, technical solutions and services for hard- and software in fields of automation and ICT. (


Thorsis Technologies GmbH (previously ifak system GmbH)

In 1997, five years after start of the non-profit research institute ifak e. V., the company ifak system GmbH was founded. Implementing the idea of an active technology transfer, products and services have been included in the portfolio of this spin-off company.For 20 years, ifak e. V. has been a co-partner of ifak system GmbH. On occasion of the 25th anniversary of ifak e. V., the successful ifak GmbH company was given complete independence from the research institute. The company ifak system GmbH now operates under the new name Thoris Technologies GmbH as an independent player on the market. (