Current Projects

  • DETHIS—Design Thinking for Industrial Services
    The objective of DETHIS—Design Thinking for Industrial Services —is to sustainably increase the innovation capability of SMEs which offer industrial services. This is why an adapted Design Thinking approach, a toolbox for methods and a supporting platform is developed within the project for especially focusing industrial services.
  • retrosmart—Smart-Service-Retrofits für höchste Verfügbarkeiten von Maschinen und Anlagen
    The research project retrosmart aims at developing a procedure which enables companies to implement Smart-Service-Business Models for their outdated industrial plants and machinery. The principal starting point for this undertaking is the Smart-Service-Retrofit approach. It allows the project participants to subsequently upgrade already existing industrial plants and machinery with hardware and software components to make them suitable for industry 4.0 and thus prepare them for tomorrow’s Smart-Service-World.