To protect the climate, the Federal Government defined concrete goals of climate control. To reach them, the current energy supply system needs to be transformed into a widely CO2-free system which is based on renewable energies. This conversion raises challenges which can only be handled by an integration of all sectors (power, heat, mobility) and all applications (home, industry, trade, small trade, traffic). A systematic and multidimensional approach that focuses on the energy turnaround as social transformation process as characterized above is offered by the Copernicus-Project ENavi, which is being supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019 - Agnes Grabietz:

The Flexible Electrical Networks research cluster (FEN) examines the role DC technology can play in expanding the grids. The aim is to investigate and develop flexible, efficient and secure DC systems for the energy supply of the future (energy turnaround) as well as to ensure a sustainable, climate-friendly energy supply of the future at affordable costs.

Funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, Forschungscampus Elektrische Netze der Zukunft (FKZ 03FS0488).

01.10.2014–30.09.2019 - Christine Mauelshagen:

With regard to the energy turnaround in Germany, innovative and decentralised energy supply systems are needed. In addition to the technical and economical feasibility, the acceptance of society is of upmost importance and necessary. The interdisciplinary research project KESS aims to delve and simulate a decentralised, flexible and stable energy supply based on a mixture of renewable and conventional energy conversion processes.

01.12.2014 - 30.11.2017 - Christine Mauelshagen:

Industry 4.0 is based on the principle of substantial flexibility of manufacturing by self-optimizing cyber-physical systems, which makes a deterministic planning hardly possible: designers, workers and machines need to become more flexible and adjust themselves to changing requirements. In this context, planning software becomes crucial for the success of the manufacturing chain. The flexibility of the production requires deep and broad software operation knowledge as well as a software, which supports the user reducing the complexity of variety of functions of CAx systems just in time on demand.

01.07.2016 - 30.06.2018 - Maximilian Tandi:
Speaking – writing – visualizing. Forms, functions and disturbances of modality interdependencies and concept genesis’ in professional interactions
01.04.2014 - 13.02.2018 - Dr. phil. Anna Valentine Ullrich:

Ansätze zur Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft fokussieren technische Aspekte. SiTra4.0 erweitert diese Perspektive durch die Entwicklung eines Transformationsansatzes für die Etablierung eines präventiven, partizipativ erarbeiteten und gelebten Sicherheitskulturkonzeptes als maßgeblichen Erfolgsfaktor für die Umsetzung von Industrie 4.0 in KMU.

01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020 - Dr. phil. Claas Digmayer: