Fraunhofer FOKUS, based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how information and communication will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in the society and the smart cities of the future, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration. In its projects, Fraunhofer FOKUS establishes useful ties between industry, governmental administration, users and the people. Besides technical infrastructures, Fraunhofer FOKUS creates manifold practical concepts, applications and prototypes.