Do you want to shape the future?

If you are interested in intelligent technical systems, if you want to understand it and to make it better, then we can offer a unique place of innovation to you.

The CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT) is one of the three regional research and transfer hubs in Germany's leading edge technology cluster it's OWL with a focus on Intelligent Automation Technologies.

Particularly convenient and very practical: In our institute you can work and study at the same place!

The  infrastructure allows very short distances between the buildings of the Technische Hochschule OWL, the CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT) and our Research and Demonstration Factory SmartFactoryOWL, a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Society and Technische Hochschule OWL.

The Innovation Campus Lemgo is located in the middle of the emerging technology region OWL (Ostwestfalen-Lippe), one of the most important technology cluster of mechanical engineering and industrial electronics in Germany.

In our institute inIT you work in an intercultural and international team. Colleagues and professors from different disciplines, such as electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and psychology of perception provides an great environment for interdisciplinary research.

Our mission is to shape the digitization of the industry. For this we want to put intelligence into products (= smart products), machinery and production processes (= smart factory) and to support humans in the interaction with complex technical systems much better than today.

What can we offer to you?

Some of the following facts are unique in Germany:

  • Excellent personal career opportunities combined with an involvement in interesting projects to get solid hands-on experiences.
  • Innovative interdisciplinary research environment with international and interdisciplinary research projects in the field of intelligent automation.
  • Wide range of options to interact with experts from academia and industry in the CIIT.
  • Very close co-operation under one roof with our partner institute Fraunhofer IOSB-INA of the renowned Fraunhofer-Society.
  • A lot of research options – ranging from real-time image processing, industrial communications, over engineering and configuration, analysis and diagnosis of technical systems to human-machine interaction.
  • Excellent networking with other players from academia and industry in the Leading edge technology cluster "it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe", which is the only public funded Germany's cluster with a focus to Industrie 4.0.

Additionally we offer a controlled environment to young people to turn their ideas into reality in the field of intelligent technical systems, and then to start their own business.

How can you get involved?

For your individual growth, you can become part of our team as a:

  •     Part-time Student Assistant (SHK)
  •     Part-time Research Assistant (WHK), or as a
  •     Full-time/Part-time Researcher

We also offer traineeships, please keep an eye on the announcements:

All activities take place in publicly funded projects or in bilateral projects with the industry.
We offer you to combine study and work at one place where the following degrees in electrical engineering and computer science can be earned:

  • Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or Computer Science
  • Master (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronical systems or Information Technologies
  • Doctorate (Dr.) parallel to the work as a researcher or as a scholarship holder.

What can Lemgo and the region OWL offer to you?

Our institute is located in Lemgo, which was founded in 1190 and is an very nice old Hanseatic town with about 42,000 residents. Its central location in the middle of the OWL region offers a high cultural quality of life in a historic setting and a lot of opportunities for leisure and recreational activities. Here you can get some information about Lemgo and its surrounding.


We are looking forward to see you!

Institute Industrial IT - inIT
Technische Hochschule OWL
Jasmin Zilz
Campusallee 6
D-32657 Lemgo/Germany

Telefon: +49 (0)5261 702 2400
Fax: +49 (0)5261 702 2409
Raum: CIIT EG 3.8
Email: info(at)