Research projects

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VIB-SHP: Smart prototypes for virtual commissioning

The VIB-SHP research project has developed new methods and IT solutions for smart hybrid prototyping. A modular system for an interactive 3D development environment has been developed so that SMEs can virtually secure the commissioning of production plants before costly setups take place.

 

(Research report only available in German)

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GEMINI: New business models for industry 4.0

In GEMINI, the project partners have created a model catalogue for the development of new business models for industry 4.0 and mapped it in CIM Database PLM.

(Research report only available in German)

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mecPro²: The future of development is model-based

The joint project mecPro² provides new methods and tools for systems engineering that support model-driven planning, control and collaboration in PLM.

 

(Research report only available in German)

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Studies and initiatives

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Smart Industrial Products 2019: The product becomes the medium

The current IoT study "Smart Industrial Products 2019" by CONTACT Software, the Fraunhofer IPK and the VDI shows where German industry currently stands when it comes to smart products and which challenges lie ahead.

 

(Only available in German!)

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Product Development: The Future of Cross-Company Collaboration

Based on 40 interviews with experts, this joint study by CONTACT Software, Fraunhofer IPK and VDI evaluates challenges and trends in collaborative product development.

 

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Collaborative Product Development and Digital Tools: Deficits Today - Potentials Tomorrow

The first joint study by CONTACT, Fraunhofer IPK and VDI focuses on internal collaboration.

 

(Only available in German!)

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CONTACT University

In the digital age, companies rely more than ever before on highly qualified young professionals in the fields of engineering and computer science. The CONTACT University program is our contribution.

PLM in teaching

CONTACT supports excellence in research and teaching through a broad-based university program. It allows us to provide students with access to state-of-the-art PLM software and enables them to gain practical knowledge relating to the development of smart products and production systems.

Since its introduction in 2011, numerous national and international universities and research institutes have taken advantage of our cooperative venture.

Endowed chair

The Chinese German College for Postgraduate Studies in Shanghai has had a CONTACT chair for product development since July 2017. The college, founded in 1998 by Tongji University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), trains executives who are familiar with both cultures. The master programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and automotive engineering, economics and business law are multilingual (CN, DE and EN) and include a stay in Germany for Chinese students. Students at the German partner universities, on the other hand, can transfer to Shanghai and spend one or two semesters abroad.

RoboCup

The RoboCup is an international initiative to promote research in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. In the competitions, scientists and students from all over the world compete against each other with their self-programmed football robots. We are lending our support to B-Human, a top RoboCup team, from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Bremen. Its wins so far: six world championships , nine German and European championships.

Formula Student

Within the framework of CONTACT University, we are also providing support to various Formula Student teams, which are getting their vehicles onto the race track faster with the help of CIM Database PLM and other CONTACT solutions.

More information about our engagement


 

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