Components for the further development of production systems and processes are developed within the area of smart Production. The main focus is on longevity and robustness as well as on the high availability of the components.
The smart Living topic bundles everyday applications with which the user interacts and which are part of the daily living environment. The smart³ projects primarily focus on lifestyle products and building technology applications.
In the case of implants, medical aids and instruments, the focus of the network's projects is on extending the range of functions. The integration of smart materials adds actuator and sensor functions to the devices.
Automotive engineering, rail transport and aviation are characterised by a high level of research intensity and are under constant pressure to innovate. Smart materials are suitable for expanding functions and reducing weight and energy requirements.