Ongoing digitalization, connectivity and advanced data analytics are mega trends and in combination one of the major drivers for the smart future. Which implications has this smart future for your company or our city? Which technologies are needed to be competitive in the smart future? What would be the cost-benefit ratio of being an early adopter?
Based on the previous »Smart Future« projects, KEX Knowledge Exchange and its research partners have started a more focused study on the topic »Smart Cities and Infrastructure«, which specifically addresses smart products, smart infrastructure systems and smart services.
Present project's time frame:
Start: November 2016
End: November 2017
Participation in the ongoing project is not possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and upcoming projects.
Digitalization, including the integration of networking capabilities into physical products, is no longer just affecting the consumer electronics industry. Terms like »Internet of Things«, »Smart Infrastructure«, »Smart City« or »Smart Mobility« are just examples for the diversity of buzzwords that are used. But what do these buzzwords mean for companies and cities, particularly regarding their product portfolio and their offered services?
In the consortium project we aim to get answers to these and many other questions:
Creating economic and technological transparency regarding current and future potential of smart products, systems and services
Exploring and analyzing market and technology trends and possible game-changing business models
Promoting valuable exchange and networking between the most relevant industry partners and ambitious cities
The consortium study...
► Benefit from the opportunities provided by our network and determine which innovations will soon be cutting edge in the market!
Assessment of consortium needs and relevant market trends by scanning for cross-industrial smart applications and solutions.
Detailed technology assessment for the most attractive smart applications and solutions selected by the project partners.
Deriving comprehensive business cases, evaluation of market opportunities and new business model generation.
FIR - Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen
PEM - Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components
FEN – Center for Flexible Electrical Networks
Drees & Sommer AG
E.ON ERC – Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen
ISB - Chair and Institute of Urban and Transportation Planning
DFA - Demonstration Factory Aachen