Competence centers and infrastructure

Use our competence centers and testing infrastructure to your advantage: among other things, we provide coworking spaces for agile, time-limited project development, an innovation lab for product and service tests directly involving users, and a hall for testing and developing IoT prototypes.

Coworking spaces and joint labs

Vorschau Co-Working Spaces und Joint Labs
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At our coworking spaces and joint labs at Nordostpark 93, we offer innovative forms of collaboration and infrastructure. These coworking spaces are designed as a multi-space office with a selection of different layouts and moods, providing an inspirational and creativity-enhancing “Work 4.0” environment. This allows flexible collaboration within interdisciplinary teams, leading to more cooperative output, improved performance, greater well-being and motivation, and therefore better research findings. On request, the open coworking spaces can also be used by industry partners for joint projects. They are currently under construction and should be in use by the end of 2019.

In our Joint Labs in the same building, we also offer customers the opportunity to form interdisciplinary development teams with our scientists outside of their day-to-day business to work on specific problems for a fixed period of time in self-contained facilities.

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JOSEPHS innovation lab

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JOSEPHS is an innovation lab in central Nuremberg where companies can test and refine their products and services in collaboration with users and customers. In individual service tests, customers are actively involved in the process of developing, launching, and marketing the various concepts. With the help of scientifically grounded Fraunhofer technologies and methods, companies can effortlessly obtain data-based feedback from their target groups at the earliest possible opportunity. The innovation lab was set up by the Center for Applied Research SCS with support from the Chair of Innovation and Value Creation at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and has now been successfully established as a spin-off company.

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Test and Application Center L.I.N.K.

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The Test and Application Center L.I.N.K. at the Fraunhofer IIS site in Nuremberg allows the testing and evaluation of cyber-physical systems, technology-based processes, and Industry 4.0 and IoT applications in real-life conditions – without having to intervene in the company’s own processes. The Center focuses on application prototypes based on positioning, identification, navigation, and communication technologies.

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ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications

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The ADA Lovelace Center is a new competence center for data analytics and AI that takes a unique approach to linking up AI research with AI applications in industry. It allows partners to network with one another, benefit from each other’s know-how, and collaborate on joint projects.

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Research Center for Business Models in the Digital World

Kompetenzzentrum für Geschäftsmodelle in der digitalen Welt
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Founded in cooperation with the University of Bamberg, this Center operates as a collaboration between the Center for Applied Research SCS and seven professors drawn from business-oriented disciplines. Its team of around 25 collaborators take a holistic approach to addressing the questions and needs of companies regarding the development of digital business models.

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