Welcome to the Institute for Information Management in Engineering


The innovative art of thinking for efficient solutions in Engineering


The effective and efficient management of information throughout engineering processes is of essential importance for the economical sucess. The Institute for Information Management in Engineering supports enterprises by providing innovative and practical IT-solutions and methodologies. Thus ensuring  successful and sustainable competitive advantage in research and industry.

Our research fields Process Management (PM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Immersive Environments (SIE) and Digital Twin (DT) complement one another towards a holistic approach for intergrating process- and system information in an unified product knowledge model.

The novel Center for Artificial Intelligence Talents (CAIT) offers a platform for  interdisciplinary research at KIT and a framework for technology transfer into industry. Our field of expertise is enhanced by our research group for Process and Datamanagement in Engineering (PDE) at the Research Center for Information Technologies (FZI).


CAD training with tradition

For more than 15 years, CAD courses have been offered at the IMI (until 2003 RPK) as part of the engineering training at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Between the lecture-times, two of the latest CAD systems are currently being offered with CATIA and Siemens NX courses, which are becoming increasingly popular. In addition, SolidWorks is used in several lectures.

In two pool rooms with state-of-the-art workstations, the students have the opportunity to gain knowledge about these programs, which they can access in their later professional life.


Visit us at the XR EXPO 2023

On June 15 and 16, 2023, as part of the KoLabBW project, IMI will contribute to this exhibition with two booths (Friedrich List Hall 4C and 5B) and several demonstrations, showcasing collaborative virtual reality (VR) applications from the fields of mobility, manufacturing, chemistry, medicine and much more.

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IMI offers workshop for Girls' Day 2023

We are thrilled about the great interest in our workshop "Construct, Manufacture, Hands-On - Experience Virtual Reality" for girls from grade 7 to 10 as part of Girls' Day 2023 at KIT. The course is already fully booked and we are looking forward to offering the participants an exciting day.

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VR demo at Hannover Messe 2023

IMI brings ICM's "DeVee" test vehicle to life with the help of virtual reality technology. Visitors can take out the virtual components of the vehicle and view them from all sides using VR headset. Background information on the ICM projects can be displayed with a single click.

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XR research internship at IMI for Jugend Forscht winners

We are pleased to announce that IMI Institute is awarding research internships in the field of XR technologies for winners of this year's Jugend Forscht competition in the field of mathematics. Congratulations to the winners!

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Future Mobility Open Labs 2022

Together with the KolabBW consortium, IMI presented its current results in the area of the "InnovationCampus Mobility of the Future (ICM)" at the "Future Mobility Open Labs" at KIT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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DIVR Award Expo 2022

On the occasion of the presentation of the DIVR Science Award, the DIVR Award Expo is held annually in Dortmund. IMI was represented with the award nominated project"DigITSimulator" - a VR training system for the control of tunnel boring machines.

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XR Week 2022 in Stuttgart

Als Teil des Projektkonsortiums von "KolabBW" ist das IMI auf der diesjährigen XR Week vom 14.09. -16.09.2022 vertreten und präsentiert den aktuellen Stand des Projekts.

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Tag der jungen Innovatorinnen und Innovatoren am 10. Juni 2022 im Senatssaal des KIT

Auf Initiative der von Frau Professorin Jivka Ovtcharova und des Vorstandsvorsitzenden des Senate of Economy Europe, Dr. Walter Döring, bot dieser Tag 12 StartUps die Gelegenheit zur Präsentation ihrer Unternehmen vor einer großen Zahl von Senatorinnen und Senatoren des Senate of Economy Europe. Alle Teilnehmer*Innen waren begeistert und sind sich einig, dass diese StartUps künftig sehr erfolgreich sein und Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich weiter technologisch an der Spitze halten werden.

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Anniversaries of 5 years of the French-German Institute for Industry of the Future and 25 years of double degree program

In 2022 KIT and Arts et Métiers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their French-German double degree program with more than 850 double graduates in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. The year 2022 also marks the 5th anniversary of the French-German Institute for Industry of the Future, which aims to bring together academics, researchers, industry, start-ups and students in a collaborative platform and to strengthen research, innovation and higher education for lndustry of the future.

Demonstration in der CAVEKIT/IMI
KIT Science Week on 9 October 2021

IMI opened its doors to visitors and provided insights into current research areas and everyday applications. Citizens were specifically invited under the motto "Humans at the centre of learning systems". Research projects were impressively demonstrated, e.g. in the CAVE (see photo).

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Award certificate for RegioMORE handed over

The presentation of the RegioWIN award certificates took place at TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH on 07.10.2021. Dr. Arndt Oschmann, Head of the Department "Control ERDF - European Regional Development Fund" in the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg, came to Karlsruhe in person.

With the award-winning and funded project "RegioMORE", a real novelty is being created in Bühl: a "Digital Ecosystem" in which the regional strengths in the areas of digitalisation, (e-)mobility and resource efficiency as well as skilled labour development, citizen participation, and securing the location and the future will flourish sustainably. "Digitalisation should be lived," emphasised Prof. Jivka Ovtcharova, co-initiator of the project.

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ViEW-BW at the Colloquium Environmental Research 2021

The Colloquium Environmental Research took place on 06 July 2021 in an innovative, virtual format under the motto "Impulses for Environmental Policy". The event focused on the environmental research and energy transition projects funded by the Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy Management Baden-Württemberg.

Bachelor-Arbeit mit BIM-Award 2021 ausgezeichnet

Im Rahmen einer am 25.01.2021 stattgefundenen Online-Veranstaltung hat BW-Verkehrsminister Winfried Hermann sechs Preisträger mit dem „Building Information Modeling“-Award 2021 für herausragende Forschungsarbeiten zur Digitalisierung im Straßenbau ausgezeichnet. Wir freuen uns mit Katharina Schmucker über den ersten Platz in diesem Wettbwerb!

3D simulation of historical mechanics

As part of the research project on "Methods for 3D digitization of cultural monuments of technology as sources of the history of technology", Erika Érsek, Victor Häfner and Anne-Christine Benedix presented the latest developments on the topic of mechanical simulation at the Gyrolog conference of the University of Stuttgart on 4 January 2021.

KI unterstützt Fachkräfte bei der Montage
KI unterstützt Fachkräfte bei der Montage

Kimoknow, eine Ausgründung des KIT/IMI, entwickelt digitalen Montageassistenten – Basis ist die automatisierte KI-gestützte Objekterkennung