iisys is a research institute for the application of information systems in companies and other organizations building bridges between international research and development and practical applications. The institute expands its competences in information systems by carrying out technology projects with international partners while keeping up with international developments in science. Building on this competence, the iisys carries out application projects in cooperation with IT companies as well as other companies and organization which act as application partners. The aim of these projects is to develop new services and products, which directly improve the management and use of data in medium-sized companies. IT companies serve as multipliers with a wide range of application partners drawing benefit from the iisys competences.