More attractive working conditions and new laboratory spaces for the Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS division
There is life in the new Fraunhofer IIS building in Dresden. The offices have been furnished and the laboratory spaces have been fitted out with numerous new testing and experimenting facilities. And since the summer of 2021, the employees of our EAS division have been working in the new building, which encompasses 4300 square meters of floor space on a site close to the Technische Universität Dresden. The division’s previous home was no longer capable of meeting the growing demands of a challenging scientific environment, and it had also become too small for the number of employees working there.
In Saxony, the main focus of our research is on the implementation of complex electronic systems and intelligent sensor technology and on solutions for intelligent production. To place our research into these topics on a future-proof footing, we now possess not only sufficient office space, but also two large testing halls integrated into the building as well as numerous electronics laboratories, measuring rooms and a vehicle test bench. This allows us to respond even better to the needs of our partners. In addition, the building offers the ideal conditions for pursuing research into cutting-edge topics of the future, such as a new application center for quantum communication or a laboratory for testing and prototyping applications based on artificial intelligence.
And the concept of sustainability extends beyond our research to incorporate building design and energy use. The entire building is highly energy efficient thanks to technologies such as earth-air heat exchangers, thermal component activation and a photovoltaic power plant. The rear-ventilated aluminum façade not only has a long service life, low maintenance requirements and very good recycling characteristics, but also provides optimized thermal insulation.
And because successful research projects are made up of many individual components, the new location also offers ideal conditions for creative and professional exchange with its flexible communication areas, library, conference room and training room.