Future Energy Systems: Market, Integration, Technology (ZESMIT*)
The project ZESMIT* is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and is embedded in the E-Energy-Initiative (www.e-energy.de). ZESMIT starts with an interdisciplinary analysis of the status quo and future trends of technology, business and society to develop use-case-scenarios in the field of smart grids. On the basis of this analysis we develop an integrative model of information flows within an ICT-supported electricity grid. To demonstrate the state of technology we develop prototypes of selected product and service ideas as well as business plans to show and evaluate future business opportunities, which evolve from the merge of the energy industry with ICT industry. Transfer of knowledge and results into the research community as well as into the education at the CDTM and the integration of industry partners play an important role.
The Project ZESMIT has started in September 2010.
*ZESMIT is the acronym for the German project name: Zukünftige Energiesysteme: Markt, Integration, Technik
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German Software Champions (DESC)
The research project German Software Champions (DESC) seeks to answer the question, which conditions for software-based companies in Germany are responsible for the comparatively sluggish growth and internationalization and which factors are antecedents of success. Furthermore, the study seeks to evaluate what governments and companies can do to improve the growth and successful internationalization of German SMEs.
There are many conditions which impact the growth of companies in different countries, yet some of them have a more direct and others have a more indirect effect. They can be evaluated from inside to outside, starting with the entrepreneur at its heart: his courage, his culture and his skills. The criteria then progress over the strategy of the company to the competitive environment. Finally, the legal system and governmental subsidies need to be taken into account. Using a plethora of interlinked methods, a comprehensive picture of the state of the German software und internet industry is compiled. This project that takes into account the statistical data and research available on the subject matter, the individual accounts of dozens of entrepreneurs and experts, a number of in depth field studies and comprehensive survey of the German software industry.
The research project Deutsche Software Champions (DESC), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is conducted in cooperation with the Institute for Information, Organization and Management of Prof. Picot and the Institute for Information Systems and New Media of Prof. Hess.
The first results, describing the conditions in Germany, including qualitative interviews and a quantitative study, will be presented at the IT Summit in December 2011. The international best practices and suggestions for improvement are to be demonstrated by December 2012.
For further details please contact Claudius Jablonka.
CDTM will coordinate a major research project (“CrossGeneration”) on the use of mobile Micro Systems Technology (MST) for novel service models. The project aims at supporting the health and quality of life of elderly people in their domestic and social environment. It will combine research in the field of MST (e.g., vital sensors for sensing blood pressure) with software technology to create a technological platform for offering novel, supporting services that could be offered by organizations and individuals within the neighborhood.
The research project, which will be funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is a joint effort of the CrossGeneration consortium consisting of: The Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) at LMU and TU München, the Chair for Real-time Computer-Systems (RCS) at TU München, Fertl EDV Systeme GmbH, FutureCamp GmbH, and the Institute of Electronic Business (IEB) at UdK Berlin.
The project “CrossGeneration” has started in January 2009.
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Completed Projects (Examples)
100GET-E3 - 100 Gigabit Ethernet Transport - Techno Economic Studies
Data communication demands for more and more capacity. DSL access of 16 Mbit/s is common in Germany, 100 Mbit/s is already offered by some providers. Fiber access is state of the art in many countries of South-East Asia and tremendous traffic volumes are exchanged over fiber lines. This trend will continue over the next decade. The market is competitive such that Internet service providers (ISPs) need to provide high-quality services (high throughput, little delay, little jitter, high reliability) at low cost.
The objective of the project 100GET is to provide a low-cost high-capacity solution for the network of the future. Two main objectives are addressed: the transmission of 100 Gbit/s and the provision of high-quality services at low cost.
SCALServ - Seamless Context-Aware Location-Based Services
This one year project was funded by the Siemens Center for Knowledge Interchange (CKI), a joint institution of the TU Munich and Siemens supporting innovative ideas as well as technology transfers between industry and university institutions. The project focused on seamless context-aware services in converged mobile and enterprise networks. The goal was to develope new business models and service prototypes for mHealth (E911 emergency situations, hospital patient and internal organization) as well as potential airport related scenarios. Furthermore, context broker architectures and business models have been analysed providing context-aware location-based services i.e. enhanced lbs using additional presence and/or communication capability related information.
This 3-year project was funded by the Bavarian State as part of a UMTS research initiative. The Project was organised and run by the Center for Digital Technology and Management, supported by the following industrial partners: BMW, SevenOneIntermedia, Siemens and Vodafone Pilot Entwicklung. The goal of this research project was to enable new business areas for Mobile Services with focus on context based services, taking into account migration and parallel operation aspects in heterogeneous networks for end to end seamless operational services, as well as a customer focus driven application development. The desired outcome of this project are new mobile service concepts and business models illustrated on fully operational prototypes.
International Research Projects (Examples)
Realizing Digital Convergence with SIMS, UC Berkeley
One example of research carried out in an international context is the project "Realizing Digital Convergence". In this project CDTM cooperated with the School of Information Management & Systems (SIMS), University of California, Berkeley to identify trends in the area of converging media products, with a focus on mobile, internet, and print.
In the addition to joint research a multiple media magazine was developed in a transatlantic product development effort. During four days and nights in 2004, an interdisciplinary team of students and researchers from Munich and Berkeley developed the prototype of a journal on latest research findings in the area of digital convergence, including print, mobile, and web channels. They pursued the goal to provide an open platform where ideas easily can be distributed and discussed with a worldwide community before they go through exhausting reviews in scientific journal.
Study on Mobile Healthcare in Japan, Finland, UK, and Germany
CDTM participated in an international research project together with
- GITI, Waseda University, Tokyo Japan
- Japanese European Technology Studies Inst., Edinburgh University
- Haas School of Business, University California, Berkeley (US)
- Center for Electronic Business, San Francisco State University (US
- Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland
The goal of the project was to conduct a study of the evolution of mobile content, applications, services and enabling technologies (mCASET) for corporate usage across nations represented by the partners.
An analysis of the impact of potential mCASET developments were presented in four broad areas:
- user requirements, including social acceptance,
- the business models of various players,
- local & regional development issues and
the impact on future mobile network architecture,
- new services and technologies.