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LOGWERT adds to Heilbronn's status as a research hub

10.03.2015

IHK, Heilbronn University and Fraunhofer IAO open competence center for logistics and added value

On March 1, 2015, the LOGWERT competence center in Heilbronn will be ready to start its work. The center brings together Fraunhofer IAO’s expertise in mobility and urban systems engineering with Heilbronn University’s specialist knowledge of logistics.


On March 1, 2015, the LOGWERT competence center in Heilbronn will be ready to start its work.

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Initiated by Heilbronn-Franken’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the project is receiving funding of one million euros from the Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg.

Fraunhofer’s LOGWERT competence center will be up and running at Heilbronn University on March 1, 2015. The new Fraunhofer competence center will provide business and communities in the Heilbronn-Franken area with an application-oriented research structure that focuses on the interface between logistics and added value on the urban and regional level.

Located within the university’s research incubator at Heilbronn’s Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen technology park, the competence center will support partners from industry with its extensive expertise in logistics research.

Since 2007, Fraunhofer IAO has been hard at work researching tomorrow’s smart urban mobility, and has contributed its expertise to several projects, both as part of Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility FSEM II and for the Stuttgart model electromobility region.

Via the institute, LOGWERT is directly connected to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft network and has access to all of its research programs, including Autonomous driving, Industry 4.0 and Morgenstadt (city of the future). All of these projects are methodically dedicated to furthering business success through the use of new technologies that boost profits and provide added value.

Prof. Dr. Anette Weisbecker, deputy director of Fraunhofer IAO, believes that cities and regions will be at the center of future developments regarding the way we live and the way business operates. “Who’s to say how digitalization or the trend towards sustainability might change city districts, industrial zones or entire regions? LOGWERT is our way of making headway in developing future-ready strategies and solutions. In that regard, the new Neckarbogen urban district in Heilbronn makes for the perfect living lab.”

Businesses in the Heilbronn-Franken region can collaborate with LOGWERT in a variety of ways. As partners in the LOGWERT Innovation Network, they have the opportunity to work with the researchers and other partner companies to develop and implement innovative strategies geared towards sustainable logistics in the Heilbronn-Franken region.

This includes a comprehensive analysis of their individual situation, as well as personalized recommendations for implementing innovative logistics solutions. Aside from the exclusive insights gained, partners also benefit from the in-depth expert dialog among the cross-sector members of the innovation network. The competence center also takes on projects in the area of transportation and logistics direct from companies in the region.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Bernecker, dean of studies for transportation services and logistics at Heilbronn University, will be heading up the competence center. Steffen Braun, head of »Urban Systems Engineering« at Fraunhofer IAO, will be deputy head of LOGWERT. Through its links with the university, LOGWERT will be closely involved in the work of the “Logistics and transport” expert research area. The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Finance and Economics will be supporting LOGWERT over a four-year period with funding of one million euros.

Contact:

Steffen Braun
Urban Systems Engineering
Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 970-2022
E-Mail: steffen.braun@iao.fraunhofer.de

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/lang-en/business-areas/mobility-and-urban-systems-e...

Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

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