Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures

Critical-infrastructures KRITIS
Credit: DLR

Critical-infrastructures (KRITIS)

The research and development activities carried out at the new institute in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis will focus on the protection of critical infrastructure. This includes infrastructure in the transport and energy sectors, without which society simply could not prosper and the economy would cease to be competitive. The world is becoming increasingly digitalised and connected, making it vital to monitor security and protection aspects in all their complexity, interactions and variability, conduct assessments using digital twins, and ensure security throughout the entire lifecycle.

The Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures develops suitable methods and instruments to detect threats to critical infrastructures at an early stage, to evaluate them and to be able to take appropriate defensive measures. The Institute works together with research institutes from all of DLR's research programmes. The possibility of networking with other DLR scientists from the fields of space, aeronautics, energy, transport, security and digitalisation is one of its strengths.

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffschmidt
    Founding Director
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-3200
    Fax: +49 2203 601-4141
    Linder Höhe
    51147  Köln
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