For example, we conduct commissioned basic and applied research for companies wishing to deploy large, highly complex and networked IT systems. HPI currently has nine - and will soon have ten - teams of scientists. They have an excellent work environment and are producing outstanding research results. Students also benefit from these results because all projects are integrated into the current teaching program. HPI is, of course, engaged in cooperation with other universities and research institutions, e.g. the renowned Stanford University in Palo Alto, USA.