As a member of the “CSCB Community” on the RWTH Aachen Campus you are part of our innovation network and belong to the pioneers of real estate trends for smart buildings.
Use the innovative and state-of-the-art research infrastructure, demonstrate your solutions in our Innovation Labs and benefit from the increased visibility through the numerous visitors in the Smart Logistics Cluster. You get access to use cases and show cases for your own events and also have the option of renting premises on site.
One of our personal contact persons will provide you with comprehensive support. You will also have exclusive access to our members ‘network on the RWTH Aachen Campus.
As members, companies have exclusive access to the Center Smart Commercial Building, the interdisciplinary team of RWTH Aachen scientists behind it, and the RWTH Aachen Campus network, so that cross- application synergies are discovered, and new business relationships are created. There are many opportunities for mutual exchange and cooperation. By joining us, companies generate increased visibility at RWTH Aachen University, which also helps them to recruit qualified employees and managers.
We research and develop different digital overall systems for buildings, considering the overarching Smart City. The Center supports the enrolled companies in the development and implementation of newly emerging business models as well as in the participation in the business field “Smart Commercial Building”. In projects and studies, new application-oriented solutions are developed that are tailored to the situation of the individual company. In addition, our members are co-creators of the annual Center Study.
We are a think tank for different protagonists from the software and hardware industry and provide a platform to combine established corporate knowledge, start-up mentality and research to jointly develop new products and services on the topic of digitalization of buildings. Enrolled members in the center receive exclusive access to the member network, which provides an excellent basis for cooperation and the development of joint, innovative project ideas and their implementation. Twice a year, member meetings are held where our community can exchange ideas with each other, but also with members of the other centers in the Smart Logistics cluster.
The rapid progress in digitalization requires innovative qualification and further education offers in addition to the conventional offers from universities and other education academies. Together with experts, we are currently developing a training program that will prepare property, asset, and facility managers for the operation of digital real estate. The training offers and concepts are constantly being further developed and an academy on the topic of digital building real estate is being established.
A key element of the Smart Commercial Building Center is the creation and operation of scalable demonstrators as temporary or permanent test environments for individual buildings. In this way, building developers and operators can use demonstrators in the Digital Experience Factory of the Smart Logistics Cluster to prove or test the interoperability of individual devices.
In addition, our members benefit from the interdisciplinary team in the center, which combines various competences: the RWTH Chairs of Computer Science and Real estate and project development, the FIR at RWTH Aachen University and Drees & Sommer cooperate here. This creates a broad range of consulting and engineering services.
A service project of the Smart Commercial Building Center has already been realized as a scalable demonstrator for the flagship project Cube Berlin on behalf of CA Immo. It includes:
Through IoT and digitalization, the real estate industry can redefine itself and increase its efficiency by orders of magnitude, while also increasing user orientation. New real estate services are emerging almost daily and are showcased in numerous demonstrators. The functionality of digital solutions can also be credibly demonstrated with prominent examples such as the Cube Berlin or The Ship in Cologne. For the real estate industry as a whole, however, the question is how digitalization can make its way into the industry on a broad scale and what steps are required to scale digital services. This is the only way to achieve targeted growth at reasonable costs.
In this context, a project consortium of high-profile company representatives from the institutional investment sector, corporate real estate management organizations and project developers, as well as service providers from the asset, property, and facility management sector, complemented with technology companies, is to develop forward-looking answers to the following questions:
A project consortium is formed under the direction of the Center Smart Commercial Building at the RWTH Aachen Campus. The results are elaborated within a year.
The content of this consortium study is, on one hand, the pooling knowledge around the topic “Smart Parking & Charging” in the form of user experiences, technologies and business models. On the other hand, technology tests and further developments can be performed in the Living Lab. For this purpose, in addition to benchmarks, in-depth research and interviews with partners, tested, successful approaches in the field of “Smart Parking & Charging” are transferred into an application-friendly overview and development paths are outlined. The requirements, the procedure and the results are evaluated together. Furthermore, the consortium study provides an insight into the “state of the art” in the field of “Smart parking & charging”. Many current challenges and issues such as connection to existing buildings or cross-manufacturer integration are addressed.
“Ready2Deploy” is our response to this need, and we give you the opportunity to ensure the interoperability of building components before construction and to test innovative use cases.
We offer you a full-service approach for this:
We take over the requirements management and partner selection for the building components, accompany you during construction and commissioning in a test environment and develop a cyber security concept with partners and support you into construction.
In a 6-day course, we provide the skills for the future of digital real estate management. The course with high-profile speakers from business and science includes both theoretical content and practice-oriented case study work. In this way, you will be comprehensively qualified for your future tasks with the necessary basics and applicable practical knowledge. The course is certified by the RWTH Aachen International Academy and concludes with a certificate from the RWTH Aachen Academy. You can find the course dates here.