Completed Projects
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VIEW-BW - Visualisierung der Energiewende in Baden-Württemberg

DigiFab - Digitale Fabrik für den Mittelstand

DRIMPAC - Unified DR interoperability framework enabling market participation of active energy consumers

Buildings constitute a vast, yet currently untapped, source of energy demand flexibility that can provide invaluable services to the energy system. This flexibility currently remains unattainable due to the lack of a technological framework that can connect the multitude of buildings and building systems with the energy system in a cost-effective manner as well as the reluctance of energy consumers to enroll in demand response programs.

DRIMPAC offers a comprehensive solution to empower consumer to become active participants in the energy markets. It comprises three main pillars:

  • a) A legacy and Standards-compliant interoperability framework to interconnect building energy loads/appliances and expose their demand flexibility as price-responsive demand to the grid or for market actors to aggregate and bid in ancillary service markets.
  • b) A human-centric, intelligent building energy management system that will lift the burden of demand response from the consumers shoulders and reduce reluctance and fear of participation in DR programs. It will infer user comfort preferences and dynamically control building loads to minimize energy cost and use for the building occupant leveraging dynamic prices, while always preserving comfortable and healthy indoor conditions.
  • c) Innovative business models and service offering for energy retailers in order to facilitate their transformation from commodity suppliers to digital energy service suppliers and kick-start the deployment of the DRIMPAC solution in the market.

The DRIMPAC technological framework and business models will be validated by four retailers supplying three energy carriers – electricity, natural gas and district heating – in four different national markets across the EU - France, Cyprus, Germany and Spain. Pilot demonstrations will take place in a range of building types, including residential, office, educational and others, in order to validate the DRIMPAC benefits across most building typologies.

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Deutsch-Chinesische Industrie 4.0 Fabrikautomatisierungsplattform

"Multidimensional Service Prototyping" and development of tecniques and tecnologies for "Rapid-Service-Prototyping"

For the project "DriveSim", IMI team develops a novel intelligent driving simulator that is tailored to the needs of the Chinese driving school students using technology like virtual reality and artificial intelliegence to create experience closest to reality.

Semantic Web for Information Modelling in Energy Efficient Buildings

3DConFu: 3D reconstruction of rooms and intelligent configuration of furniture


Decision support advisor for innovative business models and user engagement for smart energy efficient disctircs

An Internet-based Collaborative Platform for Managing Manufacturing Knowledge

KinKon - a system for the real-time reconstruction of extended and bounded 3D environments. 

Development of an adaptable set of tools for strategic product planning

EVEIL 3D – Learning Languages in 3D virtual environments

Knowledge-based energy management for public buildings through holistic information modeling and 3D visualization

Construction of a simulation model for the qualification of the new vibration method for decontamination of pipelines

Capability Appraisal and Requirements evaluation for Configuration Management is a project aiming at developing an appraisal framework for evaluating the Configuration Management Maturity of German Industry. 

Experiencing Physical and Technical Phenomena in Schools Using Virtual Reality Driving Simulator

Flexible assembly processes for the Car of the Third Millennium

Integrated and interdisciplinary product and process model in the early phase of product development. Development of a data model for a collaborative knowledge-based product program, product portfolio and project management under aspects of frontloading

Flexible Change Management for the Factory of the Future

Knowledge Based Customized Services for Traditional Manufacturing Sectors Provided by a Network of High Tech SME

Development of an inteRActive EnGineering Portal for Open Networks

China European Network on the Net

SFB 346 "Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing of Components"

Klassifikationssysteme automatisiert erstellen

Information logistics for the Internet-based process interaction in cross-sector cooperations