Innovation Projects

Companies and research institutes worked together to create new market-ready products, technologies and applications in a total of 33 innovation projects. In the process, they made use of the new technologies and methods developed in cross-sectional projects. The innovation projects were divided into three categories: subsystems, systems and networked systems.

Subsystems form the basis of an intelligent technical system, and consist of four units: the underlying mechanical system, sensor technology, actuator technology and information processing technology. Examples include intelligent sensors, drives or automation components.

Systems comprise a number of interrelated subsystems. Examples include intelligent production machinery, household appliances or even ATMs.

Networked systems consist of multiple intercommunicating systems that may be in different geographical locations. Examples include self-optimising production units, industrial laundries or networked currency circuits.

Below you can find a detailed description of chosen innovation projects. A complete overview can be found here [in German].