Discover and
Discover and
Shaping future innovation

What is JOSEPHS®?

Do you have ideas for new products and services? Do you want to share your feedback for the improvement and development of better product and service features? If you are interested in shaping the future of innovation, directly interacting with interesting firms and brands, then you should come and visit JOSEPHS®!

At JOSEPHS®, you can contribute your ideas and experiences already during the development of new products and services, so future offerings will fit your needs just right. JOSEPHS® invites you to experience currently ongoing innovation journeys of established brands and brand new start-ups. In an open setting of a 400 m² shop floor, you can actively participate in the development, implementation and marketing of innovations.

JOSEPHS® is a project of the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research for Supply Chain Services (SCS) in cooperation with the Chair of Information  Systems I at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. It is funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.

Visit our open platform in the heart of Nuremberg, shape the future of innovation and become part of the JOSEPHS® idea!

JOSEPHS® - The open innovation lab

The open innovation lab is called JOSEPHS after Joseph von Fraunhofer, the name giver of the Fraunhofer organization. The optician and physicist, born in the Bavarian town Straubing in 1824, uniquely embodies the combination of scientific research and its application together with an unresting entrepreneurial spirit. JOSEPHS® is established as a meeting point for curious and engaged co-developers and creative minds.
See you at JOSEPHS®!

The JOSEPHS® team

Find more about the JOSEPHS® team here.

Intelligent & Digital
New Theme world at JOSEPHS®


In the new theme world »INTELLIGENT AND DIGITAL«, which started on November 30th, visitors can shape the world of tomorrow: In this theme world, we deal with ideas and prototypes on topics such as virtual reality, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Stop by at JOSEPHS, we are looking forward to your visit!

Your way to JOSEPHS®

JOSEPHS® - The open innovation lab

JOSEPHS® is located in the heart of downtown Nuremberg, just a few steps from the pedestrian zone. We are open at regular retail opening times for everyone who is interested to co-create, think or work here, or simply wants to relax and take a cup of coffee.

Karl-Grillenberger-Straße 3
90402 Nuremberg
Phone +49 (0) 911 58061 9533
Fax +49 (0) 911 58061 9599
E-mail: josephs (at) scs.fraunhofer.de

Opening times:

Monday-Friday: 10:00-19:00
Saturday: 11:00-18:00

Check out how to find us here!