“Future of Work”: Presentation of the Results from the Research Projects of the BMBF Research Funding Program

  IAW team photo at the WissProKMU transfer event © Ines Gehring, Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University

WissProKMU Transfer Event in Aachen on April 28, 2022


“The transformation of value creation is fundamentally changing the working world. Giving form to this change is the challenge of work research, work organization and work design of the present and the future”, introduced Dr. Thomas Sattelberger, Member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary State Secretary of the BMBF, the transfer event organized by the accompanying project WissProKMU for the BMBF Research Funding Program “Future of Work“.

In this context, numerous representatives from research and industry came together at the Technology Center in Aachen on April 28, 2022 to present their interim and final results from the approximately 20 collaborative research projects. In a short speech, Professor Verena Nitsch personally welcomed more than 90 participants at the beginning of the event. In addition to exciting presentations on the project results, the collaborative research projects presented their practical applications that their research had produced in an exhibition accompanying the event. The IAW was represented by the participation in the WissProKMU project as well as in the projects LUTZ and FlexDeMo. The event was concluded with an IAW presentation on the topic of “Digital competencies from a company perspective”.

Further impressions of the transfer event can be found on the project website.

The WissProKMU project (funding code: 02L17C000) is an accompanying project within the framework of the “Zukunft der Arbeit” (Future of Work) funding program. Under the roof of the program “Innovationen für die Produktion, Dienstleistung und Arbeit von morgen” (Innovations for the Production, Service and Work of Tomorrow) program, the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funds research projects that develop applicable solutions to maintain and expand value creation and the associated jobs in Germany. The agency managing the project is the PTKA at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).