The FTK is your partner for a wide range of information- and communication technology topics, applications and solutions. With a competent team consisting of economist, computer scientists, social scientists and journalists the FTK operates multidisciplinary and provides its broad expertise in research, consulting, knowledge transfer, development, project management and event organization to partners and customers.

The FTK supports you with the following topics:


The FTK has proven expertise in the field of Digital Preservation (DP). Thus the FTK has implemented several projects in the EU context and is an associate partner of the German competence network for digital preservation nestor.

Our thematic focus and competences in the field of Digital Preservation:

We make you more visible

With its interdisciplinary team the Research Institute for Telecommunications and Cooperation offers extensive expertise from a single source for a sustainable website and visibility on the internet for (small and large) companies, politics, public authorities and institutions.

Technological innovations and changing processes also increase the demand for training for decision-makers and employees. At the same time, knowledge has to be renewed and extended in very short intervals. All this poses major challenges for companies, authorities and institutions. eLearning offers the option to train employees individually and in different ways and to pick them up “where they are standing".

The FTK has proven expertise in the field of IT security, especially in the area of data privacy, as well as, access based authorization management.

We consult and support businesses and institutions in developing a tailored rule based identity and access management to protect their business processes and data. Organizational, as well as, legal frameworks are considered and customized to the existing business processes.

Gamification describes the application of features and concepts (e.g. points, levels, leaderboards) of games in non-game contexts, i.e. web sites and applications. However, gamification is more than just a reward system or a meaningless game with a serious background. Indeed, key components of the human learning process are addressed.

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Digitization of business processes /  IOT

Innovative technological solutions facilitate extensive digitization of commercial as well as organisational processes to open up new potentials and methods. Resulting in improved processes and new business opportunities.

The FTK supports and consults institutions, businesses and the public sector in all areas as well as all aspects regarding the technological digitization of the economy.

Knowledge management deals with the acquisition, development, transfer, storage and use of knowledge and is much more than pure information management. In light of the increase of global competition, and especially in the technology-driven markets, knowledge management is an important strategy for small and medium-sized enterprises to be innovative and to succeed with limited budgets.