We perform cross-disciplinary fundamental research as well as product- and technology-oriented research and development that is based on state-of-the-art knowledge and uses latest technologies. A senseful mixture of generalism and domain-specific professional knowhow allows us to think IT challenges out of the box, but fit solved problems back in the box again. We believe that basic research is no end in itself, but also offers great potential to discover new products and services for future markets. This pragmatic approach has been confirmed by many of our partners from different industries again and again.