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WIBU-SYSTEMS, a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management market.


In its mission to deliver the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technology to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware and software-based solutions that incorporate internationally patented processes dedicated to protecting the integrity of digital assets, technical know-how, and intellectual property.


Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its commitment to eradicating software counterfeiting, reverse-engineering, and code tampering, while generating new digital business models.


With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems creates secured code and licenses that are bound to a secure element, facilitates software monetization techniques and enables completely new business models that seamlessly integrate into existing back office processes, such as ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio is platform-independent and supports desktop and industrial computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, microcontrollers, and FPGA. The application delivery models span across local, LAN, and cloud computing, including virtualized architectures.


Wibu-Systems is an active member of international and domestic organizations, like bitkom, Germany’s Digital Association, VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, Plattform Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Chinese Alliance of Industrial Internet, as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Wind River Platinum Partner, Microsoft Gold OEM Partner, and Oracle Silver Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards, including the SIIA CODiE Award for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, the German IT-Security Prize for Blurry Box cryptography, and the International iF Product Design Award.




KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly referred to as KIT, was established by the merger of the Research Center Karlsruhe and the University Karlsruhe (TH) on October 01, 2009. KIT combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching, and innovation.


The KIT merger represents the consistent continuation of a long-standing close cooperation of two research and education institutions rich in tradition. The University of Karlsruhe was founded in 1825 as a Polytechnic School and has developed into a modern location of research and education in natural sciences, engineering, economics, social sciences, and the humanities, which is organized in eleven departments. The Karlsruhe Research Center was founded in 1956 as the Nuclear Reactor Construction and Operation Company and has turned into a multidisciplinary large-scale research center of the Helmholtz Association, which conducts research under eleven scientific and engineering programs.


In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that society, industry, and the environment face. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.


Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology. For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities.




FZI Research Center for Information Technology

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment.


Young researchers come to the FZI to carry out research for their doctorate. The collaboration with customers helps them gain experience for future management tasks. After their time at the FZI, researchers often work in management positions.


Led by professors from different faculties, research teams at the FZI develop and prototype concepts, software, hardware and system solutions for their clients. Scientific excellence and interdisciplinary practice are therefore well established at the FZI.


The FZI is the IT innovation hub in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Application research with reliable knowledge and technology transfer is the core business and competence of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology. It is the innovation partner of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the IT and industry sectors and it is also the innovation partner and member of the innovation alliances innBW and TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe.


The FZI is also a partner in the Software Cluster and the cluster Electric Mobility South-West.




Blurry Box® is a registered trademark of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG.

Blurry Box® is a registered trademark of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG.

Blurry Box® is a registered trademark of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG.