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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. 

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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.  

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Research & Development 

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.  

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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.  

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Further Education  

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. 

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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: 

  • Certification of SCB components / interoperability tests 
  • Development platform (living lab) for smart buildings 
  • Show cases for “state of the art” solutions 
  • Development and operation of customer-specific test & demonstration environments 

Process of immatriculation

How do you get a member of Center Smart Commercial Building? This works within 5 easy steps!

You are interested and/ or need further information?


First conversation


Invitation to Aachen


Strategy Workshop


Contract & Roadmap


Begin of Coopration

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Get to know the company incl. competences and service portfolio

Get to know CSCB and the infrastructure of RWTH Aachen Campus

Identification of strategic cooperation topics as well as the model of cooperation

Agreement of the content of contract as well as a coordination of a joint roadmap

Start of the public relation and networking with the CSCB community

Consortium studies & project sprints

Consortium studies 

Consortium Study: Smart Parking & Charging 

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. 

Your contact person

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Center Smart Commercial Building



Technological development and advancing digitalization are creating innovative solutions in almost all business sectors – including real estate. This creates a multitude of challenges for project developers, investors and technology providers. In addition to the description of the added value of the new technologies and their possible use cases, the technical safeguarding of components and their integration is a central challenge that causes enormous costs and enhanced coordination processes. To increase safety in construction and reduce costs, the technical components must be pre-configured. 

“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.  

Your contact person

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Jan Häusler

Center Smart Commercial Building

Completed Projects

Seamless Building Experience

In the consortium study “Seamless Building Experience”, a technical architecture consisting of hardware and software components was developed together with seven consortium partners. This enables a seamless building experience for users. The results of the consortium study show that a seamless user experience is only possible through a high degree of technological integration.

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Center Smart Commercial Building

Further education

Certificated Course Digital Real Estate Manager 

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. You can find the course dates here

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Center Smart Commercial Building


With our free newsletter “Center Smart Commercial Building Insights” you will receive all news and dates about current projects, new studies, upcoming events, and our educational offers on the topic of Smart Commercial Building directly in your inbox!

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