Research Projects

Current Research Projects

"Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Ruhr-OWL": Competence Center for SME


As part of the initiative "Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Ruhr-OWL", the Competence Center supports SMEs in meeting the challenges of digital transformation in a targeted and application-oriented manner.

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ReSChape: REshaping Supply CHAins for Positive social impact

Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008 at the latest, many major social, economic and environmental changes have manifested themselves worldwide. In this context, we are investigating the impact of these disruptions on the supply chains of European companies in the EU-funded ReSChape project. The project is developing strategies and public policies for resilient and sustainable supply chain management.

Completed Research Projects

ALUROUT: German-Chinese Alumni Network Logistics

Together we ROUTe the logistics of tomorrow.

The research project ALUROUT aimed to build and establish a German-Chinese alumni network in the field of logistics.

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Next Generation Technologies for Networked Europe

The NEXT-NET project created a cross-industry and cross-technology initiative at the European level. The aim was to coordinate future research in production and logistics in order to recommend joint research and innovation priorities for future supply chains.

"Athene 4.0": Person-centric digitization to secure the future of the skilled crafts sector

The aim of the project was to design solutions tailored for the digitization in the skilled trades sector in order to boost penetration of digital solutions.

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SORISMA - Sociotechnical Risk Management in the Introduction of Industry 4.0

The SORISMA research project systematized the relationships between the factors of technology, organization and people in the context of Industrie 4.0. It investigated how holistic socio-technical risk management can succeed in the context of Industrie 4.0.

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