Research@CONTACT

Research accelerates innovations. That's why we collaborate with experts from science and industry on national and international research projects, standardization initiatives and studies. Together, we develop future-proof industrial solutions for smart products, Industry 4.0 and digital services.

Research@CONTACT

Research accelerates innovations. That's why we collaborate with experts from science and industry on national and international research projects, standardization initiatives and studies. Together, we develop future-proof industrial solutions for smart products, Industry 4.0 and digital services.

Current areas of innovation

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DizRuPt: Better product planning with industrial analytics
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Electric Drives: digitally secure autonomous production
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High-temperature applications: SLS simulation on the Digital Twin
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Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul: New IoT solutions for the service business
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SmartClide: Faster development and deployment of cloud solutions
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Wind IO: Increasing plant efficiency with smart systems

Studies

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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.

 

(Only available in German!)

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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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Further R&D projects

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.

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.

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.

R&D network

CONTACT is involved in selected initiatives, associations and research cooperations for the development of open source software, industry standards and future-oriented technologies.


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