DPS maintains a strong network of cooperation partners consisiting of science and research bodies, service providers and the most relevant instituions in the industry.


Frankfurt Payments Network

The relevant members of the DPS management are engaged in the Frankfurt Payments Network (FPN). FPN was founded in 2011. It is a non-profit, independant association für decision-makers and experts in the payments industry.


ibi research

DPS is a partner of the ibi research an der Universität Regensburg GmbH. ibi research does application-oriented research and consulting in the financial and retail industry.


Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW)

DPS is a cooperation partner Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart. The DHBW Stuttgart is one of the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions. The most important feature is the integration of theory and practical experience: Students regularly switch between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the work placement.



DPS is a member of the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA). ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry.


FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

DPS regularly cooperates with FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in projects or with respect to fundamental technological issues. FZI is an independant foundation. Since more that 35 years FZI stands for top-level applied science in IT and its fields of application.


Center for Financial Studies

DPS is a member of the Gesellschaft für Kapitalmarktforschung e.V., which is the funding body of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). The Center for Financial Studies conducts independent and internationally oriented research in important areas of Finance. It serves as a forum for dialogue between academia, policy-making institutions and the financial industry.


Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft

DPS is a partner of NORDAKADEMIE Hochschule der Wirtschaft. Nordakademie offers study courses in step with actual practice, outstanding studying conditions and a high success rate.


EHI Retail Institute

DPS is a member of EHI Retail Institute. EHI consucts reasearch and training for the retail industry and its partners.


Initiative D21

DPS is engaged as a member of Initiative D21 e.V. D21 is Germany’s biggest nonprofit network for a Digital Society, including economy, politcs, academia an civil society.

Westhafen Dialog

Westhafen Dialog

DPS regularly participates in the Westhafen Expertendialog. Westhafen Expertendialog is a community consisting of banks, coroporates and technical service providers and the purpose of which is to enhance payment services in Germany particularly with respect to Instant Payments.



DPS is a member of DATABUND – Verband der mittelständischen IT-Dienstleister und Softwarehersteller für den öffentlichen Sektor e. V. Databund is a network and special interest group for software and IT companys the products and services of which are used in the public sector.


DPS is a member of the National E-Government Competence Centre NEGZ e.V.. The association is a specialist network and think tank for digital administration and consists of over 150 companies, public authorities, research institutions, associations and individuals who all share the same goal: to advance the digitalisation of German administration.

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