The Fraunhofer inHaus Center is a Europe-wide unique innovation shop for application-orientated and close to the market research for intelligent room and building systems. Here, focused on the application fields such as office, hotel, resources as well as residential living and health&care, innovative building materials, intelligent building technology and electronic assistance are developed in order to access new markets. The wide range of innovations is aimed at optimizing functions and processes of residential and commercial buildings, where aspects such as energy efficiency, the conservation of resources, security, design and environmental protection play a decisive role. The Fraunhofer inHaus Center combines the potential of over 120 industrial partners.
Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL)
■ Operated by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
■ In Co-operation with GLOBUS SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG
INNOLAB Project focus: Guiding costumers to a more sustainable product at the Point of Sale.
In co-operation with GS1 Germany GmbH, find underlying reasons for decision-making in shopping situations for different costumer groups in retail environments
■ Operated by University of Siegen, Information Systems and New Media since 2009
■ The aim is to co-create solutions with users and industrial partners
■ Development of methods for context studies, idea generation, iterative design and evaluation in real-world environments
Focus in INNOLAB: Conception and development of environment- and resources saving mobility solutions
Intermodular guide for transportation to users in urban areas and in the countryside, based on the development of regional mobility platform „Sehrmobil“, in co-operation with infoware GmbH.