Innovation Projects

Systems Engineering for OstWestfalenLippe (SE4OWL)

Developping products intelligently

The development of products in the industry will change more and more: Intelligent products and digital services require close cooperation between different disciplines. Systems Engineering interlocks these disciplines in order to view the product and production system as a unit over the entire life cycle. The project aims to introduce and consolidate this new approach in medium-sized companies.

To this end, the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises will be identified and methods and tools adapted accordingly. Furthermore, a needs-based organisational and IT infrastructure is designed and the integration and dissemination within companies is supported. In addition, the acceptance and the competences of the employees in the companies are to be improved. A company-neutral demonstrator, workshops and the exchange of experience in the Systems Engineering section serve to activate and qualify small and medium-sized companies. In an iterative procedure the results will be worked out, validated, tested under real conditions and then transferred to the OstWestfalenLippe region.


Project: Systems Engineering for OstWestfalenLippe (SE4OWL)
Project duration: 01/06/2020 to 31/05/2023
Project volume: EUR 3.18 million