Research Campus Mobility2Grid - Topic Area 6: Digital Spaces

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ContactDr. Jan Keiser

Partners: FZI, InnoZ, EICT, Cisco (associated)

The Funding Initiative "Research Campus"

With the funding initiative "Research Campus - public-private partnership for innovation", the Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports large-scale and long-term approaches to cooperation between science and industry. Thus, complex and multidimensional research fields with high research risk and special potential for leap innovations. The close proximity in a research campus helps to balance the different interests of each partner and to unite for a common research and transfer approach. So future applications are already thought in the design of research projects. This facilitates later the successful implementation of research results into new products, processes and services. In addition, the research campuses engage in higher education or the education of young scientists and thus satisfy the need for skilled personnel of our economy.

The Research Campus "Mobility2Grid"

The central idea of the research campus "Mobility2Grid" is the integration of commercial and residential electric vehicles in decentralized energy networks. The urban neighborhood development should contribute to the realization of the energy and transport revolution. The objective is to realize the supply of electricity, heat and transport more affordable, reliable and sustainable by means of new technological options and the involvement of the civil society. The EUREF Campus in Berlin serves as a test and reference quarter to describe the basic parameters of a decentralized utility industry for sustainable urban development. In six topic areas new fields of technology and innovative business models are opened as well as research on acceptance and promotion of young scientists are practiced. A cross-sectional field is dedicated to the operation and exploitation of the results in a jointly organized company.

The Topic Area "Digital Spaces"

Through an extensive data networking and processing, interfaces between mobility and energy systems are to be created. These new innovation fields are developed in the context of the energy and transport revolution using a digital platform (M2G service platform) supporting the growing synergies between mobility and energy. In this regard, the M2G service platform can also be used for mobile applications, which are needed for the energy, charging station and mobility management in the research campus. Such applications are then used as demonstrators for potential future services that might arise in the human-environment interaction and in the application fields of mobility and energy.

The DAI-Lab focusses on the following research topics:

  • Provisioning of an open extendible M2G service platform as well as selected services
  • Provisioning of tools for the development, composition and administration of services
  • Integration of wireless sensors into the platform infrastructure to automatically collect relevant data in realtime