The aim is to map, test and further develop the integration of hardware and software of modern building technology in a digital platform. The IoT components of all the trades in a modern commercial building are constructed and networked on a small scale, identical to a modern real building project. The number of digital components can be scaled up according to real use.
New IoT building blocks of the building services are not considered singular and isolated, but rather networked across the building services and interoperability is established. This networking of IoT components from different trades makes a modern building intelligent and enables revolutionary and innovative use cases.
The Smart Building Platform ensures that new building technology functions as intended during live operation. In addition, this test field offers the possibility to identify and eliminate problems, which can occur despite standardization of interfaces and protocols, quickly and cost-effectively. This avoids exorbitant costs arising from malfunctions during the overall commissioning of little tested technology (see e.g. BER Airport). A similar demonstrator has already been operated at this point until winter 2019 for the cube Berlin, the “most modern office building in Europe”, in the Smart Logistics cluster on the RWTH Aachen campus.
For the enrolled students of the Smart Logistics cluster it serves as a living lab and enables the testing and realization of innovative use cases in the field of production and building management of manufacturing companies.
Under the motto “Invent the Future of Services”, the FIR and the centers in the Smart Logistics cluster in the Service Science Innovation Lab develop innovative services together with partners from industry. The process from the service idea to the market-ready service is supported and accelerated by innovative methods and tools by making the emerging services experienceable and tangible through various media.
The work in the Smart Systems Innovation Lab serves to research, optimize and further develop the provision of information by smart systems. Besides the technical consideration of smart systems, the focus is on the dimension of the application context. Smart systems can support the implementation of new, cybernetic approaches in production and logistics and enable the design of new integrated services.
The ERP Innovation Lab investigates how different ERP systems and different forms of organization can be networked with and among each other and which technologies and standards are required to realize an optimal information exchange.
The congress centre combines all types of event areas. On the one hand you have the possibility to use conference and meeting rooms for your meetings, on the other hand the large atrium of the cluster allows the realization of in-house exhibitions with up to 30 stands.
You can optionally rent partner offices to promote intensive, long-term on-site collaborations. Open-plan, bright rooms with all the latest technology facilities are available to you right next to the innovation labs and the event areas.