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  • Recommendations for action for digitalization in the construction industry / 2023

    Completion of the consortium project DiCoMa

    May 04, 2023

    Referenzprojekt: Infra-Bau 4.0, Fraunhofer IESE

    The consortium project “DiCoMa” (Digital Construction Management) ended on 30 April 2023. The aim of the project was to evaluate and advance the progress of digitalization in the construction industry. On the one hand, an interview study aimed at gaining in-depth insights into the state of digitalization and networking in the construction industry in general and the infrastructure measures sector in particular was conducted for this purpose. On the other hand, the concepts and functionalities developed in the predecessor project “Infra-Bau 4.0” were evaluated with potential users. From the results, the research team derived recommendations for action for the digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises in the construction industry.

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  • Referenzprojekt AgriDataSpace, Fraunhofer IESE
    © / Andrey Popov

    Launched in Paris, on October 4, AgriDataSpace will coordinate a preparatory action to pave the way for the European data space for agriculture. The project, coordinated by Agdatahub, aims to facilitate data exchange, processing, and analysis in a secured, trusted, transparent and responsible manner to create new opportunities for monitoring and optimising natural resource use, stimulating data-driven innovations. Fraunhofer IESE is taking on the role of Technical Manager for the overall project. A particular focus will be on the coordination and harmonization of the technical architecture of data spaces for agriculture. In addition, IESE will be in charge of creating the “Technology Canvas”, a public report on data, models, and interoperability solutions as technological enablers for the implementation of data spaces for agriculture.

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  • Pressemitteilung DB, Fraunhofer IESE
    © Deutsche Bahn AG / Max Lautenschläger

    With digitalization, a multitude of new technologies will be introduced to the railway system. These will place high demands on IT platforms in regards to reliability, scalability, performance and strict safety require-ments. As part of the Digitale Schiene Deutschland sector initiative, DB Netz AG, Thales, SYSGO, Fraunhofer IESE, University of Rostock and ESE, have taken a first important step in this direction and have developed the basic architecture for a "SIL 4 Cloud". 

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  • With a new project, the Industrie 4.0 success series focuses on practical engineering deployment / 2022

    BaSys4Transfer is more than just a research project

    November 15, 2022

    BaSys4Transfer ist mehr als ein reines Forschungsprojekt, Fraunhofer IESE
    ©; Fraunhofer IESE

    Since October 2022, 13 partners from research and industry have been collaborating in the new research project “BaSys4Transfer” to implement a Industrie 4.0 toolbox of engineering solutions. The focus is on the open-source Industrie 4.0 middleware Eclipse BaSyx. The goal: To make Industrie 4.0 easy! The project, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, builds on the successful work and the results of the previous funding projects BaSys 4.0 and BaSys 4.2. In this third project, the middleware, which is currently being successfully used primarily by “early adopters”, is to be made fit for widespread use. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project over a period of three years with a total of 6.7 million euros.

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  • New networking and transfer project “X-KIT” launched for AI projects of the BMEL and for GAIA-X / 2022

    Increasing the potential of digitalization in agriculture through knowledge transfer

    November 14, 2022

    Logo X-KIT, Fraunhofer IESE

    In the new networking and transfer project (N&T) X-KIT (GAIA-X and AI Projects: Transfer & Networking), seven project partners under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE are working together to ensure cross-cutting networking and support for the AI projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). In addition, the domain “Agriculture” is being further developed in GAIA-X – a project to establish a European data infrastructure for sovereign data exchange. The overarching goal of X-KIT is to exploit synergy effects as extensively as possible and to develop compatible solutions. The BMEL is funding X-KIT from September 2022 to January 2025 in order to make the best possible use of the potential of digitalization for food and agriculture as well as for rural areas. The German Federal Agency of Agriculture and Food (BLE) is supporting the N&T project X-KIT as project management agency.

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  • Logo University of Britisch Columbia, Fraunhofer iESE
    © UBC

    The Fraunhofer Institutes for Experimental Software Engineering IESE and for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and the Faculty of Applied Science (APSC) at the University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC), signed a framework agreement for research collaboration in the field of industrial digital transformation in April 2022. The focus of the collaboration is to be on the digitalization of machines, processes, the required infrastructure, and ultimately the digital transformation of companies in the manufacturing industry.

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  • Digital Ecosystems / 2022

    Improving efficiency in construction with Infra-Bau 4.0

    March 01, 2022

    Infra-Bau 4.0, Fraunhofer IESE

    Large-scale construction projects usually involve extensive coordination. In practice, however, the way in which information is exchanged between construction stakeholders often ends up being an inconsistent multi-step process. Now, a consortium project under the technical and scientific leadership of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE is working on a digital solution in the form of the Infra-Bau 4.0 platform, which establishes a network that takes in every stakeholder in an infrastructure project. It provides a means of mapping out resources and processes digitally, making it easier to plan and reschedule activities during the construction process.

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  • Mobilitätswende 2030: Eine Studie zur öffentlichen Mobilität der Zukunft, Fraunhofer IESE
    © | ollo | Fraunhofer IESE

    Public buses are and will remain the central component of a strong public transport system. However, buses only realize their full potential when they are linked to many other services. These include, for example, on-demand shuttles that run according to passengers’ needs. This is the result of the study “Mobility Turnaround 2030” carried out by DB Regio Bus and the Fraunhofer Institutes IESE (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE) and IML (Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML).

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  • Digital image of the city to enable new mobile-based services / 2022

    5G project as an important boost for the Hannover Smart City

    February 16, 2022

    5G-Projekt ist wichtiger Impuls für die hannoversche Smart City, Fraunhofer IESE
    © 5GAPS

    Hannover is taking the next step toward becoming a Smart City: The state capital has now joined forces with Deutsche Messe AG and other partners from industry and research to launch the project “5GAPS”. It is supported by extensive federal funding. The plan is to use the new mobile communications standard, which allows transmitting large amounts of data, to manage and develop public spaces in a digitally flexible way. The test site is the Hannover trade fair grounds with its 5G campus network.

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