Research Profile

Research Profile


Public discussions are currently addressing megatrends such as resource depletion, urbanization, globalization and demographic change. To find solutions to these challenges, a new comprehension of products focusing on sustainability and competitiveness under conditions of tertiarization has to be established. Integrated product-service systems can contribute holistically to sustainable solutions. To establish innovative technologies in emerging markets, services are an essential key to success, but they have to be combined with sustainability, knowledge and qualifications.

With the help of five reference scenarios, the interdisciplinary fields of action and scientific challenges will be identified. Following the principle of meritocracy, the best ideas within the research department will be permitted to apply for third-party funds by an internal project council. Thus, interdisciplinary collaborative research projects will be triggered, managed and coordinated from within the department.

Projects

The participating Principal Investigators of the developing Research Department have conducted extensive research in the area of Sustainable Product-Service Systems. Here you find examples of research projects which are either ongoing or have been completed recently