Investigation of cooperation and innovation processes
Dr. Ing. Martthias Bues
Fraunhofer IAO / Universität Stuttgart IAT
Dr. Ing. Matthias Bues is Head of Visual Interactive Technologies Group and project manager of the project InnoHub.
New forms of cooperation and solutions
Increasing interdisciplinarity and complexity of work as well as a growing agility and flexibility require new forms of cooperation and solutions to cope with the daily innovation tasks in research and development.
The overarching project of ARENA2036
The collaborative project agile innovation hub researches and designs the cooperation at the research campus ARENA2036. To this end, it first identifies the specific needs of the projects and actors that arise from the interdisciplinary, transinstitutional and collaborative character of ARENA2036.
It is an overarching project that generates novel tools for innovation and knowledge management and thus supports and optimizes the way of collaboration in future innovation networks.
As a result, a physical, virtual and methodical meeting place for innovators is created, in which the actors can move individually and cooperatively, quickly, flexibly, and in a self-organized way. This is realized by way of three subprojects.
Three subprojects make up the project
In subproject (SP) 1 - "Cooperative Innovation Culture" new innovation methods are being developed, which are informed by cooperation and innovation patterns of ARENA2036. On the basis of these patterns, an innovation configurator will be developed, which determines and presents a functional method setting for the different projects of the research campus.
The SP 2 - "Agile Visualization Culture" investigates the semantic connection of collaboration and visualization tools and their embedding in an innovative interaction and work environment, which is an essential component for the representation of agile processes and cooperative innovation cultures. The process-related integration of the prototypes into the innovation configurator of the Agile InnovationHub supports and enables an innovative networking of actors within all research projects.
The SP 3 - "Learning-Process-Oriented Knowledge Culture" is oriented towards the changing needs of employees within inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. For this purpose, communication structures are investigated, and important knowledge assets are being identified and made accessible. The aim of this subproject is to optimize and secure communication regarding knowledge stocks across project and discipline structures as well as to scientifically analyze the benefits of these methods.
The goal of the collaborative project Agile InnovationHub is the implementation of a virtual as well as methodological and physical space to support and accelerate cooperation and innovation processes at the Research Campus ARENA2036.
"Away from traditional structures and organizations, the research platform ARENA2036 stands for new, future-oriented forms of (cooperational) work. The culture of innovation and the unique cooperation network of ARENA2036 offers us as network partners a highly flexible and agile space for collaboration.
The diverse network partner landscape provides inspiration and courage for new things, in order to develop innovative solutions together with industry and research. Smart collaboration and visualization tools as well as human-centered innovation methods open up the opportunity for us to pursue previously unexplored paths in research and development for the mobility and production of the future."
Research assistant and expert for knowledge transfer
Daimler AG is one of the most successful automotive companies in the world. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the vehicle manufacturer is one of the largest suppliers of premium passenger cars and is the largest global commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Daimler Financial Services offers financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments and credit cards as well as innovative mobility services.
The company's founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz made history with the invention of the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer in automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The company focuses on innovative and green technologies as well as safe and high-quality vehicles that fascinate and inspire. Daimler is investing systematically in the development of alternative drive systems - from hybrid vehicles to purely electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells - to enable emission-free driving in the long term. The company is also pressing ahead with accident-free driving and intelligent networking through to autonomous driving. Because Daimler considers it a claim and an obligation to live up to its responsibility for society and the environment.
Projektbeteiligung in der ARENA2036
Fraunhofer is the largest research organization for application-oriented research in Europe. The fields of research are geared to people's needs: health, security, communication, mobility, energy and environment. And this is why the work of researchers and developers has a major impact on people's future lives.
The Stuttgart Region is one of the most innovative metropolitan regions in Europe. As a centre of impetus between science and industry, the Fraunhofer Institute Centre Stuttgart, the second largest research centre of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany, plays an important role in this. In five independent Fraunhofer Institutes IAO, IBP, IGB, IPA and IRB, about 1700 employees are currently working in various research areas. Focal points include technology management, biotechnology and environmental technology, organizational and automation tasks, urban and regional planning as well as innovation and IP management.
Projektbeteiligung in der ARENA2036
Siemens is one of the world's leading technology companies, positioned along the entire value chain of electrification in various industries. Its core business focuses on electrification, automation and digitization.
Siemens already has a broad portfolio of solutions for the challenges of the future of production, which is being continuously expanded. For example, the Siemens Digital Factory Division and its products enable efficient production planning or the complete integration of new technologies such as 3D printing.
In 2015, Siemens AG will employ around 348,000 people worldwide and generate sales of around €75.6 billion.
Projektbeteiligung in der ARENA2036
About the University of Stuttgart
Die Universität Stuttgart mit ihren 27.000 Studierenden wurde 1829 als Technische Hochschule gegründet. Heute steht ihr besonderes Profil als „Stuttgarter Weg“ für die konsequente Vernetzung komplementärer Fachdisziplinen und Partner sowie die Integration von Ingenieur-, Natur-, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften.
Ihre herausragende Stellung als weltweit vernetzte Forschungsuniversität spiegelt sich unter anderem im Exzellenzcluster „Simulation Technology“, der Graduiertenschule „Advanced Manufacturing Engineering“, dem kooperativen Forschungscampus ARENA2036 sowie zahlreichen Sonderforschungsbereichen und Graduiertenkollegs.
The University of Stuttgart with its 27,000 students was founded in 1829 as a technical university. Today, its special profile as "Stuttgarter Weg" stands for the consistent networking of complementary disciplines and partners as well as the integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Its outstanding position as a globally networked research university is reflected, among other things, in the "Simulation Technology" cluster of excellence, the "Advanced Manufacturing Engineering" graduate school, the cooperative research campus ARENA2036 and numerous special research areas and graduate colleges.