New building inaugurated in Nürnberg.
On May 30, Ilse Aigner, Bavaria’s minister of economic affairs and media, energy and technology, inaugurated our new building in Nürnberg alongside state secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Stefan Müller, Mayor of Nürnberg Dr. Ulrich Maly, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Professor Reimund Neugebauer, and our own Professor Albert Heuberger. The new facility in Nordostpark in Nürnberg, led by Dr. Günter Rohmer, will house 180 experts conducting research and development in future technologies and applications for the digital transformation and the Internet of Things.
The 5,900 square meters of office and laboratory space, which include the state-of-the-art L.I.N.K Test and Application Center, will be a hothouse for technologies and cyber-physical systems which form the basis for internet-based, networked applications in Industry 4.0 – but also in smart homes, smart cities, networked mobility, autonomous driving, and security, sports and fitness. The three business areas “Localization”, “Networking and Identification”, and “Energy Management” are devoted to the pursuit of technologies and solutions which showcase Nürnberg’s excellence as a business center and ensure its expansion and consolidation in the digital transformation.
These IT-based technologies will deliver added value for users in production, logistics or infrastructure. For example, the development of telematics modules to increase the security of air cargo containers, or positioning technology for locationbased navigation and information services in buildings or urban areas – verified for compliance with data protection legislation – give rise to new offerings and services. Networked sensor and wireless systems designed to ensure reliable and energy-efficient transmission of information over long distances for automatic remote retrieval are currently in the process of standardization and industrial testing.