SafeTRANS is a not-for-profit association joining partners from industry and science across application domains. By supporting German and European research and development activities through a coordinated strategy for processes and methods for the development of safety-critical embedded and cyber-physical systems, we are a unique competence cluster in Germany.
Through the integration of OEMs, supplier industries, SMEs, research institutions and universities, SafeTRANS favours a holistic approach to enable safe and secure mobility despite growing traffic volumes and increasing complexity of the systems.

Organizational Structure

Management Board

Prof. Dr. Werner Damm, CvO Universität Oldenburg (Vorsitzender)
Martin Rothfelder, Siemens AG (1. stellvertr. Vorsitzender)
Prof. Dr. Karsten Lemmer, DLR (2. stellvertr. Vorsitzender)

Scientific Steering Board

CvO Universität Oldenburg
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Fraunhofer-Verbund IuK
TU Braunschweig

Industrial Steering Board

Airbus Deutschland GmbH 
AVL Software and Functions GmbH
Siemens AG



Jürgen Niehaus


Katja Bonhagen




SafeTRANS is ...
… funding member of EICOSE
… associated member of ARTEMIS-IA, the ARTEMIS Industry Association
… member of ITS mobility


SafeTRANS is ...
… excellent as member of EICOSE, the first Centre of Innovation Excellence of ARTEMIS-IA (CoIE)
… excellent with the Bronze Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative